July 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “All About Fruit”

Marion Darlington

Photo by Marion Darlington

Nikon Coolpix P510, F3, 1/30, ISO 220, 4mm

Judge’s Feedback:

Marion’s use of light to accentuate the subject has worked very well. Placing the subject within a shaft of light creates a new and different story about the subject. The way the image is surrounded in shadow offers a suggestion of mystery. Is there something about this fruit that is forbidden? Perhaps the viewer is sneaking a peak behind closed doors when they weren’t supposed to. Either way the shaft of light illuminating the subject and then a rapid fall off of light into shadow leave our minds thinking about the story of this image.

This is an effective use of light and how powerful it is when telling a story. On a note about colour: The purple grapes on top of the yellow and red fruit provide us with a pleasing and complimentary colour contrast. The green fruit also offers a complimentary experience to the purple grapes.

A great shot Marion, we look forward to seeing further work.
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:



The closing date for entries is the:

25th of July 2014

Competition drawn and open for viewing on:

3rd August 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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