Competitions YPS – 2nd Quarterly

So after a fairly unsuccessful 3 of a kind and Rose Bowl its time for another one.

This time it’s the 2nd Quarterly – first up a couple of prints……

Not sure about the title yet, probably along the lines of Stairs Stare
Tram Dodger – The digital of this did reasonably well last season – so time for a print.

Next up – a couple of recent digital images.

Chesterton Windmill

Digital always seems to be a difficult one to master as my images tend not look as good compressed, but we’ll see – it’s still early days and having some points on the board is always good.

Competitions: YPS – 3 of a Kind

As with the RoseBowl I wasn’t going to enter this one, however due to such a poor entry list so far I thought i’d add a couple of digital and single print entry to the list.

First up is a collection of old doors in Digbeth – hoping to capture the essence of by-gone industry.

Industry gone, Flats coming soon

Next up is a few piers from Devon.

Devon’s Piers

Finally from the print side, 3 instax prints on a single mount.   2nd year I’ve tried this.   We’ll see what the judge thinks this year.

That Birmingham Building

YPS – Competition Entries: Rose Bowl

Despite winning it previously I tend not to enter this completion much, but this this year I thought why not.   The rose bowl competition is DPI only so there’s less for me to do in terms of getting images ready.

My two entries this year are:

The Drip – a swan taken on a walk around Earlswood lakes.

The Drip – Fuji X-Pro 2 – XF100-400mm  @400mm – 1/1250 – f/5.6 – iso200

The Wreck – taken on Instow beach.

The Wreck – Fuji X-Pro 2 – XF18-55mm @18mm – 1/900 – f/8 – iso200

With both images I’ve applied a process known as the Orton effect – it’s a duplicated layer with gaussian blur / exposure / blending applied.   It’s generally better for landscape images – but I’ve given it a go here to see what happens.

I’ve not decided if I’ll enter the 3 of a kind competition yet, but I might chuck in another Fuji Instax panel again!

Competition results in…..

……and I’m quite pleased to be honest.

My smoking break print was 2nd and the city reflections was highly commended.   With regards to digital, the Church was highly commended but the Millennium point image didn’t register a thing.

So points on the board after the first round is always a good thing.

It should be 5 points for the print and 3 points for the digital.  With regards to points only your highest awarded image/print is scored.

Digital Entries for 1st Quarterly Competition

Here are the two selections for the PDI side of the first quarterly competition.

First image, titled Millennium Point.

Taken on one of my lunch time walks at work.   Fujifilm X-E3,  XF28mm,  ƒ8 – 1/420 – iso200

The Second image is titled:  The Church

Fujifilm X-Pro2,  XF18-55mm,  ƒ6.4 – 2min – iso200 – SRB ND1000 Filter fitted.

I wanted a slow exposure to capture a ghostly image of the minister as the service was conducted.   A bit of negative Dehaze tool has created a HDR effect.