October 2014 Textures Competition Results

Winners in the October 2014 Textures Competition

On-Topic First Place Ribbons

(click on the thumbnails to see full-size images)

Slides

Junior: Tony Hawara

Village, Cumalikizik, Turkey
Village, Cumalikizik, Turkey

Intermediate:  Sheila Istead

Elderly Elephant
Elderly Elephant

Prints

Junior:  Anna Nitoslawska

Ageing Wood
Ageing Wood

Intermediate:   Andy Fraser

Texture
Texture

General First Place Ribbons

Slides

Junior:   Lise Presseault

Sunset
Sunset

Intermediate:   Mike Giovinazzo

Milk Dress
Milk Dress

Senior:   Howard Sandler

Diefenbaker Building
Diefenbaker Building

Prints

Junior:  Anna Nitoslawska

Opening Soon
Opening Soon

Intermediate:  Mike Howarth

Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat

 


Texture Competition Judges

Chris Klus, Eric Bawden, Glenn Bloodworth

Judges

Chris Klus, Eric Bawden, and Glenn Bloodworth

Chris Klus is a member of the Orléans Photo Club, and is an Ottawa-based nature and travel photographer and writer.

A one-time member of the RA Photo Club, Eric Bawden’s credits include the initiation of the Medical Photography Department at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Glenn Bloodworth, member of the RA Photo Club since 2009, is a CAPA-certified judge. Glenn is also one of the founders and leaders of the RAPC’s Fine Art Group.

Judges’ Comments

In the judges’ opinion, a good many of the on-topic entries suffered from being shot under direct frontal lighting. Side-lighting is important in enhancing textures; flat lighting diminishes the effect of texture. The judges also commented that some  photographers of on-topic images seemed to be confused by the difference between contrast and texture. Some substituted contrast for texture, others used contrast globally, thus diminishing the effect of texture in the image.

Scoring

Out of 103 total entries, there were nine first-place entries. These first-place entries received between 25 and 21 points (two images scored 21, three images scored 22, one image scored 23, two scored 24, and one scored 25).

Breakdown of Entries

On-topic slides     45
On-topic prints       8
General slides       42
General prints         8
Total                        103

There was one disqualification

 

Likes(1)Dislikes(0)

Leave a Reply