Fourth Photography Results

Some great shots in very difficult weather conditions, in the UK at least – and some brave attempts to cope with what was a very specific brief.
Low Wattage’s Dawn over Pond, Pseu’s Blue skies, Bootsy’s vivid red skies, Tocino’s pink twilight all appealed to me, as did JM’s valiant Embra evening image, but in the end it came down to Sipu’s Mozambique Beach Dawn and Bravo’s Moscow Winter Dawn, both non-UK entries.
Sipu’s composition and subject attracted the popular vote, scoring 4/9 votes, and I liked it very much, however the one which appealed most to me as Judge was Bravo’s Moscow Dawn, which had an unusual and well defined foreground and the soft pastel skies of twilight, which is what swayed my own decision.
Over to you, Bravo!

Author: coldwaterjohn

CWJ travelled extensively with his family, having worked in eleven countries over thirty years. A keen photographer, holding a Private Pilot's Licence, he focuses mainly on landscape and aerial imagery. Having worked in the Middle East extensively he follows developments in that region with particular interest, and views with growing concern, the radicalisation flowing from Islamic fundamentalism, and the intolerance for opposing views, stemming from it.

16 thoughts on “Fourth Photography Results”

  1. CWJ

    Thanks for running this – I’m glad I didn’t have the task of finding a ‘winner’ amonst so many ‘winning’ photos… 🙂

  2. Congrats Bravo, worthy winner indeed, excellent photo…

    CWJ, thanks for the topic, made for some very interesting photos from all around the world. Like, Boa, I’m pleased too it was you who had to make the decision…

    It was strange standing in the middle of the road, in dressing gown, camera in hand, at just after 5am, and not one I’m going to repeat too often!

  3. Araminta – I am vastly relieved that you didn’t fall out the bathroom window in your efforts to produce a winner, and thanks for starting the ball rolling. I am hoping Bravo may produce a topic which will have us equally challenged, without upsetting Elf and Safety 🙂

  4. It was most certainly challenging and not exactly safe, CWJ, but I’m also hoping for a subject that does not involve Getting Up Early or risking Life and Limb. 🙂

  5. Scenes from the Central Divider of the M25, perhaps?
    As a card-carrying member of “I’m a photographer, Not a Terrorist” Group, I will be tempted if ever there is a next time, to set the challenge of taking images of the MI5 HQ, or any sign saying “Photography is strictly forbidden here”. Taking photographs either of the Grunts employed as Security guards around City buildings, or the buildings themselves is always good for a call to the Metropolitan Police, who pounce on you as if you were a Committee member of Al Qaeda. A tripod has them positively quivering with excitement – forget that the average mobile phone is far more discreet – this has to be done with the largest camera you can find with a positively phallic lens mounted on it, and a tripod which would comfortably support a theodlite in a hurricane.
    Photography is not a crime

  6. All credit to the Strathclyde Police Force – taking photographs in George Square in Glasgow of the Christmas lights and the crowds at the funfair set up there, two policemen very obligingly moved out of the way when they saw I was trying to take a timed exposure with a tripod. I suspect it would have been a very different story in London…

  7. Thank you very much, everyone. I should confess that on teh day that photograph was taken, actual dawn was about 7.45 – the photograph was taken on my way to work 🙂

    Hmm, what to set for the next competition…any rock-climbers out there?

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