November 2013: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “White”


Zandra Kirk_white as snow

Photo by Zandra Kirk

Canon 30D, F6.3, 1/1250, 18mm – 200mm wide angle lens

Judge’s Feedback:

Zandra’s photo of this white winter wonderland is wonderful. Zandra has managed to incorporate a landscape in with this month’s theme of “white”. The shape of the foreground give us a sense of how huge the landscape is. The people in the foreground successfully convey the size of the place. This use of “sense of scale” has been used beautifully.

The image is divided in two parts- the front and back. They both support a sense of scale and openess. The viewpoint has captured the depth of the land and given us an idea of what might be going on. The coloured clothing of the people in the foreground also help to add a sense of colour balance, that is, the yellow stands out well against the white and blue in the image.

I find the ship really interesting too. At first glance I find myself questioning “does the presence of the ship mean tourism or industry?” The boat really changes the meaning of the image and allows us to question what’s going on at a deeper level.

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 (December) Theme:

“Food Glorious Food”


The closing date for entries is the 25th of November 2013.

Competition drawn and open for viewing on 3rd December 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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