We were looking for entries that captured a sunset in an interesting way, and used a composition and settings that really showed off the scene. We received a great variety of scenes from photographers across Australia, using both natural landscapes and man-made structures or people.
Judging is now only done for first and second place winners only. Any feedback on images can be sought in our Facebook groups during Critique Me Tuesday, both before and after the competitions. Critique Me Tuesday is now open between 10am-10pm every Tuesday in the city Facebook groups.
The finalists this fortnight are:
Brian Dean, Adelaide
Alana Wagner, Brisbane
Michael Reid, Canberra
Jarryd Veale, Melbourne
Jackie Int Veld, Perth
Alan Coligado, Sydney
The winner this fortnight is...Brian Dean from Adelaide! Congratulations Brian! You have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
The sun isn't actually visible in this shot, but it certainly makes itself known by the sun beams stretching out across the sky. This is a clever composition by Brian as it places highlights (literally!) on the jetty buildings and creates a very strong focal point.
The exposure is spot on with the tones balanced between the light and dark areas throughout the frame, allowing all of the colours and detail to really shine.
A postcard-worthy image!
And in second place we have...Jackie int'Veld, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher!
Jackie's shot is so cinematic and really draws on the last beams of sun to give the photo a dramatic, fiery glow. The fact that the men are turned into silhouettes means that we don't spend time looking at their features, and instead focus on the shapes and contrasts in the frame. Very creative way of capturing this scene!
The theme for next fortnight is Street Photography at Night This theme is all about telling a story about your local city or town at night. How does the atmosphere of the streets change once the sun has gone down? Think capturing neon lights, long exposures and light trails. There might not be daylight to work with, but think of the city lights as a camera playground to get creative with.
We'll be looking for entries that tell an interesting story, and use creative techniques to make the most of the available light.