June 2013: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Grasses”

Neil Womersley_Harvestingrr


Photo by Neil Womersley

NIKON D80, F16, 1/80, ISO 200, 35mm


Judge’s Feedback:

Congratulations on a beautiful photo Neil.

In this image Neil has successfully placed all the elements in the areas of the photo in a very visually appealing way. He has successfully created a “Z” shape within the scene, leading our eyes to the foreground that contain marvellous splashes of colour. The colour is not the dominant theme, even though the colour is bold. Neil has successfully create a story about the overwhelming amount of yellow grass, leaving us to imagine if the grass belongs to a local farmer.

The diffused light has assisted in enhancing the colour definition even though the post editing process was applied. It was applied to well.

The post editing process has been done to enhance the saturation of colour without overdoing it. Neil has increased the tonal range very well and brings to life a beautiful country scene with grass as it’s main feature.

Even though the photo was taken at 35mm and taken fairly close at 2 meters, there is absolutely no barrel distortion to speak of. This is due to good management of focal length and knowledge of successful composition techniques.

Neil, you should be proud! Well done and thank you for your delightful photo.


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.



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The closing date is the 25th of June 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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