In a change from most years, this season I’ve decided to take the print competitions more seriously. One of the main reasons is we struggle with prints in the Interclub competitions – so anything I can do to help this season has got to be worth it. Previously I’ve talked about printing and came to the conclusion that a lab print is better value with the limited quantity of prints required for the year (10 probably would cover them – I tend never to re-enter any of my images more than once).
So the first two prints are ones that have been viewed 4000 times between them on Flickr.
The left image is titled Cigarette Break (Fire Office Passage, Birmingham). It’s in my top ten with 2,800 views.
Technical Details: Fujifilm X-E3 – XF27mm – ƒ/2.8 – 1/950 – iso200
Printed by Steve at Palm Labs on Kodak Endura Matt Paper.
The right image is titled City Refections (Shine and Shade on Flickr) – Taken from the back of Grand Central Station (Birmingham). This one is a little less successful as it’s propping up the top 20 with 1822 views.
Technical Details: Fujifilm X-E3 – XF27mm – ƒ/5.0 – 1/55 – iso200
Printed by Steve at Palm Labs on Kodak Endura Metallic Paper – I’ve tried a number of images with this paper and it lifts with image a little – not too sure what will happen when viewed on the daylight balanced lightbox the club has though.
The intension with publishing of these images well before the submission date is to keep on top of where my images are going. I intend to do the same with the digital competition, however these last few weeks haven’t been great – so some things are slipping through the net a bit. Hopefully all back on track again soon.