A random selection

Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Earlier in the week at the camera club was the judging for the September “open” competition. As I have said before, I prefer to have a set subject to work towards. So when an open competition comes around I trawl through my photos and randomly pick a few that I like.

Now, although I don’t like the extra effort involved, I can’t really complain as I do end with awards. In this case a merit and a highly commended.

The merit was from a print of an image I took during a club outing to Melbourne’s laneways earlier in the year:

Sit down!

What I really liked about this image was the joke. Fortunately the judge also liked it.

Back in January over the Australia Day long weekend I went on a road trip up to the Snowy Mountains. While I haven’t sorted through all the images and posted completed sets, I have used a few in previous competitions. As we were heading out on the Friday night I snapped a shot of the sunset in the car’s side mirror:

Driving away

The framing of the mirror and the multiple reflections provided enough interest for it to be awarded a highly commended. I repeated this shot throughout the trip, but none of the others came out anywhere near as good. Partly because of the increasing layers of dust on the car.

My other printed image was from the club’s outing to the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens where there are sculptures made from watering cans. I and others had found photos of these cans a bit bland, so following a suggesting I shot straight up from below:

Watering from below

My final image (second digital entry) was again from a club event, in this case the Macro workshop:

Feather

The judging night was also the deadline for next months competition (“after dark”) which I selected four images for, but I need to start thinking of the November competition (again “open”) and, inspired by my Pakenham results, I will also enter some in the Ballarat National competition.

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