May 2013: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Cameras”

Tobie Schalkwyk_DSC_1966r


Photo by Tobie Schalkwyk

Nikon D7000, F16, 10sec, ISO 200, 50mm (DX prime lens, thus 35mm equivalent of 75mm)


Judge’s Feedback:

In this photo Tobie has used some nice mixed lighting to give this photo some edge. We can see the camera placed deliberately in the corner as if it is proud of itself. The lamp gives the camera presence and fortitude. Mixed lighting usually represents a hard edge and possibly even secrets, but Tobie has offset this by a lovely warm light that seems to illuminate the scene nicely.

A great job Tobie, well done.

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 (June) Theme:


The closing date is the 25th of May 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 (3)

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  1. Tobie says:

    Thanks so much guys, I’m really honored, considering the other beautiful entries entered! Tobie

  2. Pamila Riley says:

    lol, I dont even believe this amazing photo could be done with no photoshop editing.

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