August 2012: Focus Comp Results


Winning Photo



Theme : “Doors”

Focus Ezine Photography Competition

Photo By Robin Tully

Camera data TBA


Why Robin won:

We have had the pleasure of observing Robins progress and wonderful development as a photographic artist. He has come such a long way and I am so proud to not only have Robin as a valued subscriber to FocusEzine, but have a connection with him through photography.

This photo really does have a voice of it’s own. The tone, texture and lighting make up a wonderful story. The photo feels mysterious and it instills curiosity… what is up those stairs? What will we find?

The simplicity is one of the things that make this photo truly interesting. We can enjoy the interesting texture and tonal range of the walls and door way. The difference in the light coming from outside and the light on the doorway is a contrast and one that works exceptionally well.

Congratulations Robin!

Amy & Paul

P.S If you didn’t win, it’s not because we didn’t like your photo. Every photo on this page is a beauty. We love all of them. We want to extend a big “thank you” to everyone whose work is contributed each month. We are very proud of you.


Special Mention Entries:

(Simply click on a photo to enlarge and see camera data.)

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your photos. You have done a great job. We have a limitation of one Winner and 8 finalists photos. This is due to the wonderful success and popularity of Focus Ezine and that we are now getting a large number of entries each month. If you don’t see yours here it’s not because we didn’t like it, it’s simply because of space limitations.

Please add your comments about any of these great photo efforts at the bottom of the page.


Next Month’s (October) Theme:


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The closing date is the 25th of  August 2012


About the Author

Amy is an multi-award winning photographer from Australia. She teaches enthusiast photographers how to take beautiful, professional photos in easy, plain English. She has a monthly photography emagazine and ebooks to help you create stunning images every time.

Comments (17)

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  1. Paul says:

    Well done Robin. A good photo.

  2. Susanne says:

    Congratulations Robin!

  3. michael says:

    This photo and all the others are really great. The winner is a wonderful photographer and shold be celelbrated.

  4. Henriette says:

    I love the winning photo!

  5. Fernando says:

    Keep working on help us Amy ,great job to the winner!

  6. Wendell says:

    As a Newbie, I am learning a lot from the ezine and the photos. The winning photo is a beauty!

  7. Nellie says:

    I would like to thank you for running this comp every single month, it really helps me learn. Great winning shot. Good on you Robin.

  8. Lorianne says:

    Awesome winning photo! Well done Robin, wish I was as good as you.

  9. Jake says:

    A fantastic photo. How did he get the light so soft in this photo?

    • Robin says:

      Thank you to everyone for your comments i feel very proud to have won especially when there are so many great shots.Jake I wish i could take credit for the light but it was pretty much how i saw it. Perhaps photographing into the harsh lights on the steps naturally soften the light in the foreground. The location is a magical place built by an artist for artist’s so i would say that light played a big part in its design and construction back in the 30′

  10. Chris Kiely says:

    Big congratulations on your win with this stunning shot Robin! I love it. Best wishes.

  11. Bernie says:

    great website Amy!

  12. kelly says:

    Thanks for your passion. Please continue your work.

  13. John says:

    Hi Amy, thanks for your videos and info on photography.

  14. Carol Watts says:

    Congrats, Robin! Wonderful shot!

  15. Gerry Mason says:

    We love photography here at Path. It’s the most simple and expressive way to capture a moment, so it’s always been an important part of what we do.

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