I mentioned a while back that I’d entered into a photo competition. Well, on Friday night the awards were presented and I was very lucky to get runner-up in the Open section. The prize was a voucher for $200 photo printing.
The standard of the more than 200 entries over 6 categories was very high, with many professional photographers entering – all vying for the $1000 first prize money.
The exhibition will be open for the next two weeks, and I’m planning to take some photos of it when I’m in town next week. With a bit of luck, one or more of my six images may be sold also 🙂
Here’s the image:
One of the aspects about the competition which did concern me however, was the constant reference by the judging panel about winning shots, being the ‘sharpness’ of the image. It seemed to count more than whether the image imparted feeling or told a story etc….. Other photographers I spoke with on the night also shared my concerns. It’s an old debate I know and it appears we’re no closer to resolving it.
PS – No animals were harmed in the making of this image 🙂