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.
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.
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.
The second print (Escapism) is the just a simple look up at fire escapes in Birmingham City Centre.
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.
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 Wreck – taken on Instow beach.
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!