2013 Awards Thus Far

August 16, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

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

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Epitome of Enchanted Elegance (crop) Silver Award: Score: 82

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Basalt Battler (desaturated.. not yet uploaded anywhere) Silver Award: Score: 83

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Twigs, Silver Award: Score 81

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The Candy Store, Silver Award: Score: 83

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Two Halves, Silver Award, Score: 80

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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…

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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…

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