June 2015: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme :  Vibrant and Happy

Happy Abigail


Photo by Neil Womersley

Nikon D7000 , F2, 1/640, ISO 1000, 70mm

Judge’s Feedback:

Neil has captured the bright and bubbly mood of this child. Not only does the depth of field provide a shallow enough perspective but allows us to engage in the emotion of the child. We instantly look at the eyes and enjoy the genuine happiness of the child.

Apart from the obvious subject being so happy, the light is another reason this image works so well. The light is from a window, and the child is close enough to the light, for the light to be evenly spread across the face. The broad, soft light is what’s used in many professional portrait photos and is a very successful technique for portraiture.

Well done Neil


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 (July) Theme:

“Squares, squares, squares”


The closing date for entries is the:

25th of June 2015

Competition drawn and open for viewing on:

3rd July 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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