October 2012: Focus Competition Results

Winning Photo

Theme : “Sunshine”

Focus Ezine

“Sunset over Sunderland Bay, Phillip Island, Vic.”

Photo by Ann Sorensen

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS, 1/500, F4, ISO 80, 8mm


Why Ann won:

We thought that the this months theme would attract many photo of bright daylight conditions. But it didn’t. I am glad, because many people sent in soft, subdued lighting shots such as this. Ann’s ability to capture the softness, the gentle light and the colour created a wonderful effect.  She has not only captured the sunshine, but has incorporated the mist hanging in the air too.

Her use of leading lines creates a wonderful contrast between the softness of the light and mist and the hard wood. She has made use of dark and light very well and we are very proud to display her photo here as the winning shot.

Well done to all of you who entered.

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 (November) Theme:



We haven’t included any examples here, because we want to encourage you to interpret this how you want to.

The closing date is the 25th of October 2012.


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 (12)

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  1. Andy says:

    Well done Ann, my wife and I love your photo.

  2. Geena says:

    Congratulations to all the entrants. The winning photo is superb.

  3. Bob says:

    A great competition. I have been a subscriber of this ezine for many years and love it every single month.

  4. Christina says:

    Excellent photos. Amy where do I subscribe to the ezine?

  5. Angie says:

    Terrific photography. Thanks for a great ezine.

  6. Chris Kiely says:

    Congratulations on your very well deserved win Ann. It was such a peaceful, delicate and beautiful capture. One I could sit and gaze at, and become absorbed in for ages. Well done, and spot on to Amy and Paul for selecting this wonderful photograph.

    • Ann says:

      Thankyou Chris, I am glad I was able to take a picture that gives others some pleasure & very grateful to Amy for appreciating it too!

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