July 2013: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Storm”

Tom Walsh Storm Kiama NSW


Photo by Tom Walsh

No camera data given


Judge’s Feedback:

Tom has captured some very interesting light and colour tone. The dark, ominous clouds speak to us of a threat and a strong sense of foreboding. The lighthouse provides a sense of majesty and security. It’s almost as if the lighthouse is the main stable element in the scene.

A wonderful photo that tells the narrative very well. I think if Tom had cropped the very bottom right subject out, it would create a stronger composition. As fa as composition goes, the simpler the better. Simplicity always wins. Nevertheless it’s a wonderful photo with a strong message. The photo works very well from a technical sense.
Well done Tom!

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 (August) Theme:

“Candid Moments”

The closing date is the 25th of July 2013

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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