Chester le Street Camera Club
Brian Carroll Trophy ENTRIES
Brian Carroll Trophy PDI
Camera Clinic Trophy Mono Prints
Cestria Trophty 2020
Charles Eagles Trophy PDI
Elliott Fennell DPI
Photographic Centre (Colour Prints)
Sam Vickers Trophy
Quickfire Dates 2020/21
Comp. Rules. 2020/21
Awards Night 2019-20
Here are the entries for the Quickfire "LIGHT" competition
Judge: John Stephenson.
They will be Judged and shown on ZOOM 9th November at 7pm
then online 9pm.
AS LIGHT FALLS ON THE TYNE: Lovely evening light with city lights coming on. Sharp image, in two halves. Good picture but eyes tend to go to right.
BACKLIGHT: Nice rim lighting on both figure and dog with light streaming in. Foreground perhaps a little burnt out.
BROODY CLOUDS: Nice mackerel type clouds with good variations of light and dark patches.
COPPER SAMOVAR: Well lit in window and does stand out in that sense but eyes wander to pictures to left wondering what they are of.
CORNER LAMP: Quite intriguing picture. Have lamp standard but also door, no.6, plant and mark on wall. Good but perhaps a square format taking off right hand to mark on wall – keep eye focussed.
CRYSTAL BALL: Use of artificial light, well composed and executed.Uses light well with blue holding in to centre area and keeping attention focussed.
DANDELIONS: Well seen and an excellent idea. A little soft though with only top left corner reasonably in.
DUNSTANBURGH CASTLE: Very good image and well composed in lovely light with castle holding attention and rocks plus darker sky drawing the eye to the castle
EARLY MORNING LIGHT: Very good well composed image. Dredger nicely lit and standing out against muted foreground and misty background. Nit picking-perhaps take out pylons?
EARLY BIRD SUNRISE: Trees against the light always make for a good image. Lovely colour and clouds and of course the bird in the tree.
ENCHANTED FOREST: Lit from below and well seen. Perhaps brightness to bottom left a little too much.
ERNEST HEMINGWAYS BEDSIDE LAMP: Good image with an interesting subject. Well taken although skirting board and blue coverlet to the right distract. Difficult to get right position.
EVENING LIGHT: Letterbox style suits the image. Interesting clouds with dark but visible foreground emphasising the variations in light.
FOLLOW THE LIGHTS TO THE CAKE: With the amount and variations of light sources well handled able to see the outside as well as the inside. A bit too busy perhaps and tend to see bottles rather than the cake. Notice to left takes the eye.
GLENMORANGIE: Use of artificial light to good effect. Well handled and exposed. Detail clear including ice in glass. Tealights also well handled.
ILLUMINATED BRIDGE: Light is what picture is about. Follow the lights left to right. Light and dark with nice star effect from the lights.
LANTERNS: Good use of square format.Bottom left to top right. Well composed and taken with a good use of colour.
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE WOODS: Good image of autumn colours in autumn light. Feel can walk into the woods. Perhaps crop of tree to left up to autumn leaves at left. Well seen
LIGHT BULBS: Good idea. Quite an arrangement and an interesting take on things but kept wanting to take top edge of picture and match to bottom!
LIGHT FOUNTAINS 2: Stands out against the black background. Top of fountains nicely blurred. Perhaps take out the light patches to bottom left?
LIGHT ON THE MILL: Well lit derelict building at night. Light not too harsh. Well depicted and can see detail and shadows.
LIGHT STREAMING THROUGH THE TREES: Good autumnal image. Do feel as if want to walk through. Good lead in to centre of picture.
LIGHT TRAILS: Completely different use of light. Grabs the attention and holds it even if sign catches eye. Lovely colour, well exposed and an ordinary scene lifted in interest.
LIGHTS OF SINGAPORE: Well observed night scene of the city and well taken. Good spread of interesting shapes and colour and eye drawn to central block. Very slightly soft.
LOVING CUPS: A riot of gold and reds not forgetting the hearts. Well seen composed and taken. Eyes held to three central cups. However, can see the photographer in the reflections.
LUMLEY CASTLE TURRET: Turret well lit by the sun giving the stones that golden glow. Sharp throughout and eyes drawn upwards.
NO 6: And a light too! Well lit and well seen. Circle surrounding the bulb matches the circle of the number 6. It all fits together. Nit pick – perhaps take out wee shadow top right.
NORTH DUNDEE BATHED IN MOONLIGHT: Early evening shots do give lovely colour but moon is burnt out and the city is slightly soft.
PADDY’S HOLE: Light streaming into the harbour really does set off the small boats. Eye led from foreground boat to those lit by the rays of light. Well seen, positioned and exposed. Full of interest.
PITLOCHRY: Attractive autumn colour of the leaves but the intensity of the light at top right and fading to the left catch the eye.
ROKER: A good minimal image with a good use of light. A well balanced image with lighthouse to the left with reflection and figures to bottom right again with reflections.
STORMS ARE A COMING: Blaze of both colour and darkness with some lovely cloud formations. However, image is a little soft.
STORMY SKIES: Good skyscape with intense colour and useful to have land at base to ground the picture but perhaps too much black. Do need to see shape of horizon but could crop a little from the bottom.
SUNBURST: Skies like this always attract but the eye can compensate for light variation. Here have the rays but also light source is burnt out and car and tv aerial distract.
SUNLIGHT: Autumn colours caught in sunlight with branches piercing the colours well. Perhaps overall the image could be darkened just a touch to intensify the colour.
SUNSET 1: Lovely sea waves catching the suns glow on their peaks and troughs. The sun is burnt out somewhat.
SUNSET: Suns rays bursting out from the clouds. A minimal image to this effect but bottom of the picture could be cropped out and seem to be dust spots left of centre between land and clouds.
TAKE 1 EVERY 4 HOURS FOR 3 DAYS: A very interesting idea showing how light changes both through the day and over a series of days. Well put together and exposed to show this. Perhaps crop bit from the bottom and blue line to the right and two light spots to right?
TEMPLE LIGHTS: Well seen and a good collection of colourful lanterns well exposed. Interesting shapes. A naughty nit pick – could the pink pieces have been turned to match the red of the others?
THE CLOISTERS: Interesting B&W and good use of light. Unfortunately the light areas are a little burnt out. But a well seen and framed image.
THE SISTERS: Good picture with the sun held in the right position behind the tree giving lovely light onto the foreground. Nit pick – tiny orange sunspot/flare caused by the sun in the lens take the eye a little once seen.
THROUGH THE TREES: A different time of day.Sun held by trees and rays streaming through. Nicely seen and framed. Perhaps take highlights down a touch to intensify the colour and power of light?
WET COBBLES: Very good street scene at night. Lights illuminating walls and fence nicely. Street lights not too overblown with effective star shapes. Nicely led into the picture and held there. Good image.
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