001- ALL LINED UP NOWHERE TO GO by Jacqui Scott
WANAKA CAMERA CLUB – WHEELS and OPEN (August 2016)
Judged by Roger Thwaites, APSNZ
Greetings everyone at Wanaka Camera Club. The subject of ‘Wheels’ is always an interesting one, and one where there is a plethora of wheels to choose from. It’s a chance to get away from the ‘classic look’, and to do something creative or artistic, (or both). Whether it is one wheel or several, we are spoilt for choice, because ‘wheels’ occur in all walks of life.
Some entries employed the element of ‘movement’, and this showed that the photographers had thought about what they are going to do beforehand – a very imaginative approach. The more ‘static’ images of wheels, were a common feature in this competition. Some photographers made an effort to create something different, and others took the ‘straight-on’ approach, to photograph their subject. The latter did not score so well, and in most cases all that was needed was a slightly different camera angle, to show a different view of the subject. (It’s about making your images more interesting, and therefore visually more pleasing to the viewer).
The “open” images were pretty much as expected, most of which, were landscapes. The ‘Open’ category also, is one where there is a whole host of things that the photographer can do to be more creative and artistic. Quite a few images in this section lacked imagination, and could have done a lot better with a little more thought given to the composition, or just a simple change of camera angle would make things more visually interesting.
The above are just a few general observations, and now it is time to look at your images, and check out the individual comments and scores.
Sometimes with titles, we tend to overstate the obvious. “Going Nowhere” would be an appropriate title for this image(no need to ‘glam’ it up!). After all, the picture should tell the story, and this one certainly does tell a story. I like the idea of this, but I think the lighting is quite harsh, which has had the tendency to ‘damp down’ the whole effect of the colours. Perhaps a change to the B & W medium would give a better result? An interesting set of old cars, here. ACCEPTANCE. 1