December 2013: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Food Glorious Food!”


Bob Bird_IMG_4720-1

Photo by Bob Bird

Canon Power Shot G12, f2.8, 1/60, ISO 640, no flash

Judge’s Feedback:

One thing harder than being a photographer is being a judge of a photographic competition! Out of all the fantastic entries we chose Bob’s wonderful photo of this yummy cake. Bob has created symmetry through repeating patterns using depth of field, angle and perspective.

I can see that the daylight temperature lighting is predominantly coming from behind the cake and there is artificial tungsten light coming from the front. This blend of lighting creates cross shadows but also adds a little hard light to enhance the texture and appeal of the food.

It’s been a pleasure to watch Bob’s growth and development as a photographer over the past couple of years. We’re very proud of him and how he’s grown into is own style.

Well done Bob.


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 (January) Theme:



The closing date for entries is the 21st of December 2013.

Competition drawn and open for viewing on 3rd January 2014.

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.

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