My last post caused a bit of controversy and discussion among photographers around me.
While I’m glad it all caused a bit of chatter here and there, spawning some pingbacks from others (thanks for referencing my article), it’s a discussion that needs to get out there further – don’t stop there, keep talking about it, keep referencing it – never stop reminding the public – just what it takes to get those signature pieces!
Anyway, moving forwards.
I’ve recently gotten results back for both the Better Photography Awards 2013 and the Epson Pano Awards. I did better than expected in the Epsons, and pretty good in the Better Photography. Still chasing those elusive Gold awards, I feel I’m getting closer, but will just have to keep getting out and taking images to make it one step better.
First things first, Better Photography Awards
Epitome of Enchanted Elegance (crop) Silver Award: Score: 82
Basalt Battler (desaturated.. not yet uploaded anywhere) Silver Award: Score: 83
Twigs, Silver Award: Score 81
The Candy Store, Silver Award: Score: 83
Two Halves, Silver Award, Score: 80
Infusion of Light, Bronze Award, Score: 76
I don’t normally express this, but I’m super disappointed in how this image went… I was marked down because “I didn’t have enough tonal detail” which doesn’t make sense to me- because I think there’s plenty of tonal difference, the light isnt too varied and it’s a beautiful image… but hey, thats how it goes…
Ochre and Moss, Bronze Award, Score: 78
And the second competition, the Epson Panorama Awards…
Most of these images, I’ve never uploaded anywhere. I still feel really new to Panoramas, and this is why I’m happy with how I went in this competition, for a first-time entry.
I won’t add the scores for these, as they’re not images I’ve released yet. Some were a mix of Open and Amateur entries… Next year, Better panos! I’ll be more conscious of doing more this coming year!
Do enjoy, let me know what you think…