November 2014: Focus Ezine Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Long”

Bob Bird

Photo by Bob Bird

Canon Power Shot G12,  F4.5,  1/20, ISO 1250

Judge’s Feedback:

Bob has successfully captured a subject that is indeed very long. But he’s done more than that. He’s also managed to create a sense of distance through the perspective.

The vantage point has given him a slightly off-center image, which can work very well for a sense of distance. The arches tower above the cafe dwellers which enhance a sense of height and space.

We are lead in to the image very quickly by the dome shaped ceiling, that in fact, creates some very interesting leading lines. The repetition of the pattern in the roof and pillars either side of the long walkway adds to a sense of distance.

Bob has done a great job in giving us a sense of the end of the arches being a very long way off. The length works very well to support the overall meaning of the image.

Well done Bob.
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:

“Little Things”


The closing date for entries is the:

25th of November 2014

Competition drawn and open for viewing on:

3rd December 2014

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 (4)

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  1. Zandar Kirk says:

    Congratulations on your great photo Bob. I love the way your eye is lead into the picture and the arches disappearing into a vanishing point at the end. Great pic, well done.

  2. Marion Darlington says:

    Bob Bird, that is a most impressive treatment of the topic. Definitely a “WOW” photo. A most worthy winner!

  3. Robert Bird says:

    Thank you Marion and Zandar. It’s funny how it all goes together. In was in Melbourne on business wandering for exercise after breakfast and before the meeting. You just happen on possibilities but this one fell into place.

    • Marion Darlington says:

      YOU just happen on possibilities. But how many other people who saw that – most with mobile phones onboard – did’t even register? You get some great results.

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