Competition – YPS – John Bate – updated

It’s that time again, we’ve not even had the 2nd Quarterly yet – but the hand in is almost upon us for the John Bate competition.   So leaving the disappointment of the 3 of a kind and Rose Bowl behind here’s another 4 images for the judge to view.

First up is a the digital section.

My first image (Fast Spin) is a slow shutter shot of a ride at Paignton.

Fast Spin – Fujifilm X-Pro2 – XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS – ƒ/9.0 – 18.0mm – 60 Seconds – iso200

The second image is an old Canon shot of the Lake District (Wast Water way I think) – it’s been processed a little using the Orton effect – so we’ll see what the judge makes of it.  The image uses a layer, which I know John Bate never did – despite some of his complex creations.

The Lakes – Canon Eos 5D – EF17-40 F/4L – 1/1000 – 17mm – ƒ/4.5 – iso200

For the print section I’m mixing up a silver paper and traditional mono print again.

The first image (Sea of Discs) shows an undulating wave pattern, with the added bonus of a Birmingham gull.

Sea of Discs – Fujifilm X-E3 – XF27mmF2.8 – ƒ/2.8 – 1/4000 – iso200

The second print (Escapism) is the just a simple look up at fire escapes in Birmingham City Centre.

Escapism – Fujifilm X-E3 –  XF27mmF2.8 – ƒ/5.6 – 1/110 – iso200


Well, the digital was nothing to write home about  as neither scored anything.

Prints did much better, escapism was commended and Sea of Discs came first.