Critique of the finalists for “GP Challenge #18 – Night”
by Salim October
We begin with the Honourable Mentions.
Honourable Mention: The Moon by Marc Kersting
The Moon aptly captures one of the key element to our survival. There is no doubt that this is a night image at all as it shows the moon in one of its many phases. Its almost central location makes it unexciting to the viewer and, due to the fact that millions of images exist
The original idea for this challenge was borrowed from an idea that Nikhil Ramkarran had for a long-term project of a similar title, his idea had more depth, but we were hesitant to add anything else to the challenge in fear that we would daunt some of the photographers.
Although a few sections of society are missing from the ensemble, the variety submitted was intriguing and entertaining, as much as it was enlightening and fulfilling in their photographic diversity.
Guyana Photographers’ Yellow Challenge (Challenge #16). This challenge was not only well received by members, but the quality of images was good overall, and as one of the judges, I’ve decided to do a short review.
Ideally, there should be a review of the images in each challenge, at least of the finalists that are sent to the judges, but given that most of us are working stiffs, the ideal is seldom attainable. Given the amazing images that were entered into the Yellow challenge, I wanted to make some time for a brief review of this challenge.
We are not professionals, so the opinions expressed are merely that of peers and is based on our own experiences in photography and in judging photography.
I know that we may come under fire for some of the comments but we will make them nonetheless. We begin with the winning photo…
We at Guyana Photographers would like to throw a friendly competiton for GP “cover photo on Facebook.”
An album was be created (11th March) and members can upload their photos for the competition.
Images MUST be 851pixels wide by 315 pixels high.
One entry per person.
The closing date for entries will be Monday 18th March, 2013. Votingwill be opened from 8am on the 18th to the 25th of March, simply comment on the photo in the Group saying “VOTE”
Then we tally up and declare a winner.
We are eagerly looking forward to the photos and remember to have fun!
The Image used to create the album carried some elements that others may want to include, but are NOT necessary, the entry can be a plain photograph unencumbered by words or the logo. Should you choose to include these elements they should be included as follows:
The Group’s name is Guyana Photographers
Is you wish to include the extended name then it is Guyana Photographers’ Facebook Group, please note the apostrophe.
The “logo” can also be used if deemed necessary; supplied below is a transparent PNG file:
Any photograph used MUST have been taken / captured by the Entrant who retains full copyright for the image.