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Here are the results for the November round of this year's POTY.
A big congratulations to our winner:
This conveys the theme extremely well in an imaginative and well thought out manner. Great use of dof and the colourful umbrella helps make it a standout shot.
Brilliant image which obviously fits the theme. Really well composed & exposed. I particularly like how the arch of the umbrella runs from the bottom left to the top right of the frame. The super shallow DoF works well as do the colours and movement in the rain. A really simple but highly effective shot.
Excellent image - if this was done in camera, then the control of the DOF to maintain focus down the "rib" of the brolly was really well done. Great choice of props, bringing a little cheer into a wet and miserable day.
In 2nd place is
Strong composition with the boat well placed. Theme wise there are some stronger entries for me though.
A beautifully composed image. Well exposed, great colours and sharp. The scenery is beautiful, the boat is full of character and the low lying cloud adds an extra dimension. It all combines to create a very pleasing scene
Best of the "landscape/Waterscape" shots this month for me... the one (very small) fly in the ointment for me is waht appears to be the White Door on the Black building at the RH side of frame... I'd have been tempted to slightly tone-down the white in the door (and it's matching reflection) just to stop it drawing the eye out of frame after you look at the boat...
In 3rd place is
The dog seems to be enjoying the wet weather and the water drips and splashes have been well captured here in a nicely composed shot.
Fits the theme very well. The dog is adorable and is clearly having a great time. The photographer has picked a good shutter setting to freeze the face of the subject but not to the detriment of the movement in the water. Equally the aperture choice is spot on rendering the background nicely out of focus. There are a couple of blown highlights, it's a bit noisy, possibly oversharpened and the square crop (all of which could have been deliberate artistic choices) doesn't quite work for me but that doesn't detract from the fact it's a lovely image.
Great subject - spoiled IMO by the appearance that the focus was missed slightly, and the image appears to have been oversharpened to try and compensate... this has led to some artifacts and patterns in the background grass...
In 4th place is
Best of the film and indeed the landscape entrants this month. It has a dreamy waterpainting feel to it.
Good composition with the pier guiding the eye towards the incoming weather. Top and bottom of the image seem to be presenting to totally different moods. The bottom is very calm and serene but the top is very much more menacing.
A nice gentle take on what appears to be one of the classic Derwentwater landing jettys... good composition, like the fact that the photographer hasn't been tempted to remove the two water-fowl paddling in parallel above the jetty - their wakes actually help tie things together IMO. Nice choice of film emulsion to capture the soft gentle tones of a typically "mixed" lakeland day.
In 5th place is
Something a bit different that does indeed look like a trophy. A bit too much space either side for me, I think a vertical orientation or crop would suit it better.
A clever image well captured. Having tried this type of photography before I appreciate the patience required. Well lit & exposed. Somehow the water looks sharper than the lime - maybe it's just me. Also it's a bit of a shame the the splash has been cut off at the bottom. But overall a successful image.
Finally, a "Object Drop" image that I think actually works - admittedly, partly due to the clever titling of the image. It certainly looks like it could pass as one of the more wierd and wonderful recent sporting trophies...