Paddock Bay By Jacqui Scott
Judge: Karen Lawton:
“I appreciated being invited back to your club to review these images. Rust, to me, is an intriguing subject, speaking of decline and decay and yet simultaneously creating such awesome colours, shapes and textural elements.
In critiquing your images – both Set and Open – I was looking first for the content, finding a story that spoke to me. Often that story is blatantly obvious, sometimes not so much. Scenes can become about shape and form without even meaning to. I think the technical choices made (both in camera and post production) can work wonders to convey that story with efficiency.
I encourage you to look beyond obvious photographs. To find images that are intelligent, not clever. To be analytical about your own images so that you can recognise what makes them work.
And I remind you that these comments are my subjective interpretations. I have aimed for consistency, fairness and to be constructive. Please enjoy. I look forward to your feedback.”.
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I really enjoyed the apparent tranquility of this landscape image. Your lead in line of the reeds, sweeping around to the distant trees, led my eye through the image effectively and allowed me to explore. I think the reflections work well to hold interest in the large expanse of water and feel that those dark clouds deserved a second viewing. I do find myself being distracted by the little bit of white cloud above the hills (right of centre) and the snow top right. You might like to consider trimming the top centimetre or so from the image to remove those distractions – give it a go, see what you think.