March 2013: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Circular”

Mike Tolhoek _IMG_0244 - Copy (427x640)


Photo by Mike Tolhoek

Canon EOS 1100D, F3.5, 1/800, ISO 100, 180mm


Judge’s Feedback:

Not only does Mikes use of light, contrast and colour make this an outstanding photo, but so does the subject matter and composition.

Mike has effectively placed the circular subject in line with a very interesting vantage point. This vantage point represents opulence and luxury.  He has also used the light to accentuate this feeling too.

Perhaps, just one consideration could be to remove the burst of flash in the paint work of the car. It is only a small detail and having it there does not detract from the oveall feeling of the image, or the story Mike is trying to tell.

A wonderful 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.



Please add your comments about any of these great photo efforts at the bottom of the page.


Next Month’s (April) Theme:


The closing date is the 25th of March 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.

Comments (2)

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  1. Julie Reeves says:

    Loved the winning photo, well done Mike. Also loved the photo of the windmill, great shot.

  2. Sheree Shannon says:

    nice work Mike.

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