8.Capturing the Moment Hand in 27 March Comp 5 April

What is the ‘Moment’? When you are taking a picture of something taking place in front of you, there will be one moment when all the elements in the motion come together to tell the story of that instant. Can you capture that moment? The capture of a unique, fleeting, and meaningful moment, ideally one involving movement and action.The visual capture of anticipation of completion or closure.A precisely timed, unrepeatable, one-chance shot.An unobtrusive, candid, photorealistic image of people in real life situations.An instant in nature such as a kingfisher dive caught at point of entry. ...
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7.Patterns Hand in 27 Feb Comp 8 March

Patterns are found wherever strong graphic elements repeat themselves, for example, lines, geometric shapes, forms and colours.  They can be found all around us, either created in the natural world or man-made.  The repetition involved in patterns can in some cases be absolutely precise or uniform and in others more loose and organic.  Whilst such patterns may by themselves make for interesting images, photographers can also choose to include something in the scene which “breaks” the pattern, disrupting its rhythm or continuity in some way. This could be an element which adds context or scale, or which creates a contrast with the pattern’s colours, shape or complexity. This can also create a stronger focal point for the viewer. ...
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6.Diagonals Hand in 30 Jan Comp 8 Feb

Diagonals refer to slanted lines in an image.  They generally work well to draw the viewer through the photograph. They create points of interest as they intersect with other lines and often give images depth by suggesting perspective.  You can find diagonals in different parts of an image – as lines that lead the viewer into the image (i.e., leading lines), or as lines that take the viewer around the shot (from the edges in toward the centre, or from the centre of the picture towards the background).   Diagonal lines don’t have to be actual lines. Even a subject’s gaze (or line of sight) can create a diagonal line, because as the viewer, we naturally look to see what the subject is looking at. ...
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2.Textures Hand in 26 Sept Comp 5 Oct

Textures are details that visually describe how something physically feels and in a photograph texture is the visual depiction of variations in the colour, shape and depth of an object’s surface. Texture can bring life and vibrance to images that would otherwise appear flat and uninspiring. Textures can be photographed either from a distance (e.g. a wall covered in graffiti) or close up (e.g. the details on a leaf).  Examples of interesting texture can be found all around us - from nature (e.g. rocks, water, clouds, plants, sand) to fabrics around the home (e.g. rugs, furniture upholstery) to the urban landscape (e.g. brick walls, wood grain, peeling paint). ...
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1. Balance in Composition Hand in 5 Sept Comp 14 Sept

Balance is a technique used in photography composition to juxtapose opposing elements within a frame equally. Within a photograph different compositional aspects can carry more or less impact - for example, brightness, colour, and placement of the main subject. To create a balanced composition these things must be taken into consideration and distributed around the frame for a balanced feel. A balanced photograph often allows the viewer’s eye to be drawn throughout the image equally, without resting too heavily on one certain aspect of the image.  Balance can be achieved in two broad ways.  The first is referred to as formal or symmetrical.  In symmetrically balanced photos, both sides of the frame have equal emphasis and may even mirror each other. Subjects are intentionally centred to look perfectly symmetrical when split horizontally or vertically in half.  The second is called asymmetrical or informal balance.  This occurs when dissimilar elements balance each other out on each side of the frame. The size...
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Transport April 2021

Transport April 2021

This Competition was slightly different in that the scoring was cumulative. So a member had to put in 4 images and there scores were added together to get the overall winner. Shall-We-Go by Stephen Ruddock 20 pts The-Optimist-at-Pickering by Stephen Ruddock 18 pts Amazon-Commute by Stephen Ruddock 16 pts Madagascan-Bob-Sleigh-Team by Stephen Ruddock 17 pts Touring-cars by Andy Nelson 17 pts They-go-up-tiddly-up-up by Andy Nelson 17 pts Full-head-of-steam by Andy Nelson 18 pts Street-racing-at-Olivers-Mount by Andy Nelson 19 pts Transporter-Bridge by Derek Knight 16 pts The-Nelson-Flyer by Derek Knight 18 pts Fenicular by Derek Knight 19 pts Big-Pete-Tractor by Derek Knight 16 pts Retired-From-Duty by Andy Wragg 15 pts But-She-Chose-to-Walk by Andy Wragg 18 pts Does-Anyone-Need-a-Tow by Andy Wragg 17 pts Anchorage-with-a-View by Andy Wragg 20 pts Wind-Power by Richard Dalley 14 pts Pedal-Power by Richard Dalley 15 pts Jet-Power by Richard Dalley 12 pts Electricl-Power by Richard Dalley 15 pts Night-manoeuvres-during-lockdown by Graham Vulliamy 16 pts Boating-at-sunset by Graham Vulliamy 17 pts Back-from-market-in-Cambodia by Graham Vulliamy 16 pts Back-from-market-in-Myanmar by Graham Vulliamy 17 pts Times-Gone-By by Tim Nicholson 13 pts Ballooning-over-Napa by Tim Nicholson 16 pts 1934-Railton by Tim Nicholson 19 pts Maidof-the-Mist by Nigel Woodger 16 pts 1959-Beech-18 by Tim Nicholson 20 pts Hot-Rod by Nigel Woodger 16 pts quad bike by Nigel Woodger 17 pts Aircraft by Nigel Woodger 14 pts DSC3100-Edit by Hugh Palmer 18 pts DSC_7900-Edit by Hugh Palmer 15 pts DSC_0943 by Hugh Palmer 18 pts DSC_5523 by Hugh Palmer 14 pts ...
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