March 2011: Photo Comp Results

Winning Photo

Theme: “My Home Town”


Fitzroy River at dawn


Photo By Pam Garven:

Sony DSLR-A100, Tamron 90mm f8.0 macro lens, F5, 1/4sec, ISO 400, 90mm FL, metering mode: multi-segment

Why Pam Won:

Pam has been able to capture the beautiful light of the river, and, keep everything very well focused and composed. But that’s not the only reason Pam has won. The combination of the colours and the lighting give us a clear indication of what Pam was feeling when the photo was taken.

It seems to us that Pam has a great love for this place. This is reflected in the time of day too. The composition of the clouds really lifts this image, making them the feature of this photo.

This image would also work very well as an enlarged black and white photo.

Well done Pam!

Amy & Paul

P.S 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 to any of these great photo efforts at the bottom of the page.

Next Month’s (March) Theme Is:

Street Signs

The closing date is the 25th of March 2011

Everyone has them, everyone needs them. Next months photography competition offers you the challenge of photographing your own street signs in the most creative way you can.

See examples :


If you think it’s the shot then submit it and you may win yourself $50us. Good luck!

Please Note: you must be a subscriber to Focus eMagazine to enter. If you are interested in a subscription to Focus eMagazine simply go here:

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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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