January 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Gold”

 Bob Bird_Jan 2

Photo by Bob Bird

Canon 6D, f11, 1/8, ISO 100, macro 100mm lens

Judge’s Feedback:

Bob has created a wonderfully creative photo. This “golden pawprint” shows a unique perspective and approach to this month’s theme. Within the gold paint we can see it’s own landscape – complete with small valleys and peaks, each section of the paw print is unique in itself.

Bob has used flat lighting to create an even spread of lighting across the image so we see the whole thing. If he wanted to take this a step further he could increase the exposure by half a stop and increase the contrast just a little.

A wonderful photo Bob! Well done on such a creative image.


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 (February) Theme:


Please be creative as you wish, making sure that the theme is contained in your image, happy creative shooting!


The closing date for entries is the 25th of January 2014.

Competition drawn and open for viewing on 3rd February 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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