A night of positive Judging – 28-Jan-2016

Our first competition for the year on Thursday January 28 was a great starter for what promises to be a busy and stimulating 2016.

Rigging - James Allan

Rigging – James Allan

The subject for the night was ‘Leading Lines’, which is a composition technique where the viewer’s eye is led into the image. Our judge was David Rowlands from Edwardstown Photography Club and what an encouraging and uplifting judge he was. With a significant number (115) of impressive images to work through he did so with a burst of positive and constructive feedback for every one of them. His comments were well considered, informed, concise and articulate.

Regardless of how your photograph scored you felt like you’d both learned something positive from the commentary and you were left inspired to reach greater heights.

With our constantly growing club the evening was well attended (about 45) by a welcoming and appreciative audience all very keen to learn.

First time entrant, Di Gage presented us with two inspiring images, one of a very beautiful soft Victoria River sunset and another of a fishing boat and its perfect reflection complete with bird resting obediently on a rope. A perfect start with one image scoring full marks. Another relatively new entrant, Robyn Due, was justifiably excited to score a 9 for her Port Adelaide excursion image, entitled ‘Pot’ a well spotted image of paving, posts and buildings providing interesting leading lines.

Pot - Robyn Due

Pot – Robyn Due

Some of the excellence of our seasoned performers was on display with the likes of Alberto Giurelli, Helen Whitford, Jenny Pedlar, Ursula Prucha, James Allan and Chris Schultz

Mark Pedlar’s image (below) entitled Cornwall’s Motto captured, for those who weren’t there, the area in which the recent Port Adelaide excursion took place and plenty of Leading Lines. A quite stunning shot.

Mark Pedlar - Cornwall's Motto

Mark Pedlar – Cornwall’s Motto

The following are more of the high scoring ‘Leading Lines’ images from the night.

Kelp - Heather Connolly

Kelp – Heather Connolly

Port River Dolphin - James Allan

Port River Dolphin – James Allan

Nestled Farmhouse - Judy Sara

Nestled Farmhouse – Judy Sara

Blue Moth on Sunflower - Ursula Prucha

Blue Moth on Sunflower – Ursula Prucha

Nation Ridge

Nation Ridge – Chris Schultz

Fishing - Jenny Pedlar

Fishing – Jenny Pedlar

Arches of Light - Bruce Nankivell

Arches of Light – Bruce Nankivell

Follow the Leader - Helen Whitford

Follow the Leader – Helen Whitford

To see more great ‘Leading Lines’ images visit the ‘Top Projected Images‘ and ‘Top Prints‘ pages.

It seems to me that photography is one of those games where just when you think you’ve nailed some small part of it you are instantly reminded via someone else’s display of skill that you really haven’t and there is a long way to go. I’m convinced it is a never ending story of learning and I guess that’s why we all love it.

Makes you wonder what kind of fabulous circles we can create with our next competition, entitled ‘Circles’, of course.

Bruce Nankivell

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One response

  1. creationsbycrafteecc

    oooh, some lovely images in this collection 🙂 congratulations to the winners!

    09/02/2016 at 5:33 pm