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September 2017

Print Competition Category  
"Photographer's Choice"


WINNER



Wizard's Desk
by
Doug McLean

Score 75/90

Comments:
Nice composition. Well exposed. The smoke adds a nice touch to the image. It appears a flash was used to improve the highlights. If printed again, ensure a small space below the sheet of paper in the picture.


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Carnival Burst by Vicky Robertson - 2nd Place

Score 67/90

Comments:
Has pop. Sharp. Tells a story. A little crop on the right to remove the teddy bear could make a better composition.



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Blue Sky Kinda Day by Cathy Thistle - 3rd Place

Score 66/90

Comments:
Nice composition. Very good DOF. Nice foreground. A little chromatic aberrations on left.


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A Walk Through Old Montreal

Score:  65/90

Comments:
Main subjects are well placed. Nice leading lines. The picture tells a good story. The dark car is a bit of a distraction.

Beast of a SUV

Score:  64/90

Comments:
The image has pop. Good example of light painting. Sharp focus.

Man's Best Friend

Score:  62/90

Comments:
Nice composition. Sharp. Nice color.


           




Friendly Neighborhood Fireman

Score:  61.5/90

Comments:
Sharp and good DOF. Nice leading line.





Leaving Port

Score:  61/90

Comments:
Sharp. There is room for the boat to move into.

Pretty in Pink

Score:  57/90

Comments:
Good color. Mostly sharp. Compared to the digital, the print is cropped to much at the top. This is likely due to not choosing the right print size when printed. The image itself is cropped too much on right cutting off a flower pedal. The focus appears to be dead center resulting in the top of the flower being slightly out of focus.


           


Confederation Bridge Sunrise

Score:  57/90

Comments:
Good color and sharp.  Nice leading line. Moving the camera slightly to left when taking the image would give the bridge more breathing room.



Old Work Horse

Score:  56/90

Comments:
Sharp. A tighter crop would help. A shallower DOF would help the truck to stand out.

Lunch Break

Score:  56/90

Comments:
Nice colors.  Focal point appears to be the end of the butterfly's antennae, focusing on the butterfly's body would give better overall sharpness. A smaller aperture would also improve the sharpness. The edges are too cluttered.


           






Dickson Falls

Score:  55/90

Comments:
Sharp. Nice water flow.  Moving in, removing uninteresting areas around the edge of the image would put more emphasis on the waterfalls. A vertical composition  might improve. Warming the color balance could improve.

Sundown at the Airport

Score:  54/90

Comments:
Nice colors. May not be accurate colors. Interesting perspective. Cloud line leads out of image. Would benefit from less negative space at bottom. A landscape shot might be better.







Hampton Bridge Sunrise

Score:  52/90

Comments:
Sharp. Nice tones in sky with reflections. Trees on right act as a framing. Could benefit from a little cropping on left.

           





Got All My Ducks in a Row

Score:  50/90

Comments:
Nice colors. The low DOF resulted in the last two ducks to be soft. The bright tree is distracting. Cropping out the tree and a little on left would improve. Maybe a vertical composition with the camera moved to the left would have resulted in a stronger image. The printing process appears to have removed too much from the top and bottom of the image.




Rider on the Storm

Score:  48/90

Comments:
Interesting capture. The red pops out. You could improve the composition if you crop from the top to remove house and maybe most of the dark background. Good motion capture. A higher shutter speed would freeze the motion more.
Using ƒ-11 did not help when shooting the image. Using a more open aperture would have allowed a faster shutter speed.

Help

Score:  62/90

Comments:
Good DOF. Nice composition, well balanced.

 

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