August 2016: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : In Flight


In Flight

Photo by Elaine Walters

Sony ILCE 7RM2, F8, 1/500

Judge’s Feedback:

What a great shot! Elaine has chosen a magnificent angle for her entry. I love the fish-eye look (due to a wide angle).

The striking thing about this image is the feeling of expanse and freedom. We do really feel like we’re up there in the air looking down. It’s a wonderful perspective. The engine of the plane and the houses below give a beautiful contrasting perspective that gives this image depth and expanse.

The cloud cover help bring our eyes into the houses below. They almost sit on the line of rule of thirds. This is a framing technique that’s used by professional photographers. Framing is also a great way to help crop and re-position elements in the scene.

Elaine has done a great job and we thank her very much for her contribution.

Well done.



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.)

Fabulous entries this month, well done!!

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. 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 (September) Theme:


Be as creative as you wish, good luck.


The closing date for entries is the:

25th of August 2016

Competition drawn and open for viewing on:

3rd September 2016

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 (4)

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  1. Denis Sharpington says:

    Great picture Neil, the detail is superb ,great shot, well done.

  2. Derek Stubbs says:

    Well I certainly didn’t stand a chance, what gret shots!
    They really make one think about different ways to look at things.
    Elaine has sure caught the In Flight.

  3. Derek Stubbs says:

    Ann your shot has me wondering.
    Did you hire 2 planes or do you do formation flying ?
    Greta shot.

    Bob I guess your shot is Lake Alexandrina and Strathalbyn.

    • Ann Sorensen says:

      Hi Derek,
      I was returning from a trip & that was the trips 2nd plane keeping us company briefly. And no, we weren’t racing!!!! :)
      PS I really liked your “Brown” picture

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