Weekly competition # 720 - Mood Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 06/06/2021
Judge: davidtrout

Mood: I'm hoping this is a sufficiently wide ranging topic to attract a good crop of entries. It could be mood in nature, landscape moody light, mood in human expression etc etc. The wider the variety of ideas the better.
Competition Entries


Link Posted 07/06/2021 - 07:55
My mood in judging these entries was one of indecision, quality was high and I've found selecting winners from also rans difficult.
But here goes:
The awards:
1: Roads 3 of 8 by Photodan. A very dramatic low key landscape with the main subject, a tiny but eye catching thread of a road winding through the mountain pass.

2: Sunrise 4.30am by Johnwnjr. Another moody landscape with wonderful colour in the sky and dramatic detail in the more subdued shoreline. I like the silhouetted church or castle tower just peeping into the edge of the picture on the right.

3: Fed up by Joffard. His expression really does look fed up, especially in an image which is dominated by his face. The only other detail giving this image context is the steering wheel, and that's all it needs.

HC: Dusk by Perspicador. Gorgeous sundown light and colour with the warm glow from the windows
adding an inviting feel. I love the crescent moon next to the silhouetted spire.

HC: Essenside Loch by ak825889. This is a high quality landscape that just oozes peace and quiet.

HC: Early morning tranquility on the river by Retsoor. Lovely sky, great silhouettes, delightful foreground detail.

Final Destination by Tyronet 2000.
Cemeteries a good place for photographers to find inspiration for mood and Stan has put this to good advantage here. The three crosses, receding away from the camera and ending the line with a smaller gravestone which acts as a full stop make for a great composition. The moody sky is worked to good effect. The picture has a distinct lean to the left, perhaps some Northumberland mining subsidence?

A moooody Moment by MHOC190246. Interesting photo of a cheeky magpie riding on a cow's back. I like the lovely saturated colours and the interesting bokeh. But does the dark face of the cow with little detail visible work sufficently to substantiate the use of the pun?

High Force River Tees by Mackemgeorge. George has selected a good viewpoint to photograph this often snapped beauty spot by standing further back and using the dense riverside trees to form a visual tunnel to the falls and the people on the top.

Blossom in Regents Park by Shaman. This well crafted photo expertly depicts the moods and beauty of nature with its wonderful colours.

The briefcase by Simonmac. I always enjoy seeing Simon's street photography, generally in Birmingham, and this no exception. The mood is of urgency as the subject hurries through the city to get to some important engagement.

Pensive Mood by Noelcmn. This depicts the woman's mood to perfection by capturing her posture and body language.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout
Last Edited by davidtrout on 07/06/2021 - 08:28


Link Posted 07/06/2021 - 07:58
Congratulations to the Winner and other places. Thanks to David for the interesting subject the judging and the critique.



Link Posted 07/06/2021 - 08:05
Love Photodans moody landscape. Worthy winner!


Link Posted 07/06/2021 - 10:13
Good competition thank you. I'm also loving that winning shot, great moody landscape
Link Posted 07/06/2021 - 17:34
Thanks David, good competition with some fine entries. Thanks for the HC. Well done to PhotoDen a stunning shot. Well done also to the other places and Hc's


Link Posted 07/06/2021 - 19:40
Thank you David for your positive comments.

Great photography here. Well done all!

All the best


Link Posted 11/06/2021 - 01:16
Congratulations Photoden on your winning photo, excellent comment from Davidtrout on all photogrphs
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