Weekly #761 - Spring Gardens Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 10/04/2022
Judge: MHOL190246

As spring is now upon us the time has come to show images of gardens in Spring whether they be private or public places. These can either be from your archives or new shots. The usual rules apply - only photographs taken with Pentax cameras (or clones) can be entered. Looking forward to some interesting, spring images
Competition Entries


Link Posted 11/04/2022 - 07:04
Perspicador started the entries with this interesting riverside garden on the Thames at Marlow. The boat provides a contrast with the green of the foliage on the trees. Have the occupants just arrived back from a trip on the river? Is that their landing stage or are thy visitors paying a call?

Johnwnjr a nice shot of an Azalea with colourful bloom, leaves and buds. The out of focus background accentuates the main image making it stand out from the background. The flower looks as though it is past its best, but the buds promise more flowers to come.

Davidwozere In my garden A lovely shot of Tulips with the red of the petals contrasting very nicely with the green background. The image’s simplicity adds to the attractiveness of the image. Tulips always remind me that of Spring and the better weather to come

Vic Cross Tulips as far as the eye can see. A field of Tulips are synonymous with Holland and reminiscent of bulb trips (of the horticultural kind that is) The mass of colour is almost overwhelming, great depth of field and a very pleasing shot

PRYorkshire Magnolia Tree – a definite sign of Spring in gardens when the Magnolia trees come into flower with their blossom. The image shows the translucent nature of the delicate flowers with their subtle white and pin colouration

NigelK Spring Greens – an interesting take on the subject with a certain luminosity courtesy of the lighting. The dark background accentuates the leaves towards the front of the image

Garethjmorgan Snoozy – a lichen and algae covered statue slumbering amidst the grass certainly adds a bit of humour to the competition. From the technical viewpoint, it is an interesting composition of Mr Gnome snoozing in the garden when there is grass to be mown!!

Noelcmn Spring Explosion – what a lovely selection of spring flowers with good depth of field. Good colours which tell me that Spring has truly sprung in what looks like a tranquil setting.

Drofmit Cherry Blossom Time – a great shot of these seasonal flowers. Its good to hear that despite the variations in temperature a crop of cherries is still on the cards.

Winner Spring explosion by Noelcmn
Second In my Garden by Davidwozere
Third Tulips as far as the Eye can See by Vic Cross
HC Cherry Blossom Time by Drofmit


Link Posted 11/04/2022 - 09:12
Many thanks for the fast judging, and congratulations to Noelcmn and the other Podium Places!
Best regards, John


Link Posted 11/04/2022 - 13:55
I am chuffed! Almost did not enter the challenge, seeing that we had the dreaded load shedding here last night, and had to resort to using my mobile phone to enter. Thank you for the win, and congrats to Davidwozhere and Vic Cross, and the HC Drofmit. Thanks to MHOL190246 for the challenge and the C&C's, as always much appreciated. I'll have a new challenge up shortly.

vic cross

Link Posted 12/04/2022 - 01:18
Thanks for the 3rd place. Up there with the big boys again. Congrats to Noelcmn and Davidwozhere.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.


Link Posted 12/04/2022 - 22:02
Thanks for the HC and many congratulations to Noel with that explosion of colour….
Perhaps only to be expected as something over 50% of our Northern summer flowers are from South Africa…. wonderful, Noel, wonderful!!
Congrats also to the two other podia places…. those tulips, Vic…. Really bright!
Thanks to MHOL190246 for the subject and speedy judging.
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Link Posted 13/04/2022 - 00:49
Well done Noel, Vic and Tim and thank you for my coveted 2nd - all the fun and none of the work ! And thank you MHOL190246 for a great topic and for your time judging it.
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