December 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : Spirals


James Keeling

Spirals at Crayola Store

Photo by James (Jim) Keeling

Camera – Fuji X-100

Judge’s Feedback:

The angle, movement and direction are where this image draws its strength. The depth of field is what works to bring these three elements together in a strong image, full of interest and colour. The basic foundation and power relies heavily on not only the gradation of colour of the crayons but the fact that they are all facing out the same way. It creates a sharp, non negotiable impact for the story.

A powerful, yet very clever image that clearly reflects the sharp imagination of the photographer.

Well done. A superb image indeed James.


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:


It is coming into the holiday session for most of us, and so during this month try and capture an image that represents what “Busy” actual is or looks like at this time of year.


The closing date for entries is the:

23th of December 2015

Competition drawn and open for viewing on:

3rd January 2015

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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  1. Derek Stubbs says:

    Well done Jim.
    Must say there are certainly some very observant and imaginative people out there.

    One snail is clever, but to have two that is outside the square, not to imagine how you found them Julie.

    Looks like I had better get busy looking for busy.

    Cheers Derek.


    Great picture Jim ,lovely blend of colours, and if you toggle the mouse over the picture it almost spins ,well done

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