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photoblog image From My Competition Folder - Part 2 5/5

From My Competition Folder - Part 2 5/5

FAST FREIGHT

  Competition Subject: Panning

 

The award winning entries for this competition can be found here

(The solo motorcycle one is mine, it took 2nd.place)

 

Most of the Clubs competitions have between 30 to 50 entries in each class, some better than mine and some perhaps not quite so good on each occasion, in the end a lot of the judges personal likes and dislikes come into play which is why I'm including a link with most of the postings showing the selected award winners after the judging is finished.

From My Competition Folder - Part 2 5/5

FAST FREIGHT

  Competition Subject: Panning

 

The award winning entries for this competition can be found here

(The solo motorcycle one is mine, it took 2nd.place)

 

Most of the Clubs competitions have between 30 to 50 entries in each class, some better than mine and some perhaps not quite so good on each occasion, in the end a lot of the judges personal likes and dislikes come into play which is why I'm including a link with most of the postings showing the selected award winners after the judging is finished.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 11 Aug 2017, 00:27
I cannot imagine a much better image than this beauty, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ray, this is a popular spot for photographers, especially like this when the train was not slowing down to stop.
This is excellent, Brian! Shiny stuff and lots of steam!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Elizabeth, this is a popular spot for photographers, especially like this when the train was not slowing down to stop.
This is a WINNER for me, Brian!!!
Brian Walbey: Tahnks very much Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 11 Aug 2017, 06:31
There is bags of atmosphere here Brian, a very pleasing image
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 11 Aug 2017, 08:31
A good reminder of how helpful billowing steam is to the photographic composition Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad, in a normal summer when it is actually warm all the steam and smoke dissipate in the warm air taking away all the atmosphere.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Aug 2017, 10:03
An excellent picture and deserving to be in the prizes.

What you say about judges is perfectly true. I have submitted pictures for competitions and I believe other entrants were better than I and some worse. Most of the time the "worse" ones land among the prizes and I have yet to win a mention. A number of years ago, I reminded myself that I am doing photography for my pleasure, so no more competitions.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Louis, the lady judge did pick one train shot among the awards but not mine, but at least she gave me 2nd.place with a motorcycle racing shot which is on the link if you get time tot ake a look.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Aug 2017, 18:42
This is for me the epitome of a steam locomotive! More steam cannot be.
Brian Walbey: I feel very lucky to be living so close to what is probably one of the premier heritage railways in the country, I am a member of the organisation although my health issues bar me from volunteering to do anything sadly.
Nice train pic Brian. THe bike shot is very much your territory
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. I have posted the bike shot on SC quite a long time ago.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Aug 2017, 20:21
Stood at that spot many times Brian, great image. Sadly train images do not seem to do well in competitions though.
Brian Walbey: It is a popular spot as you know Les. Train shots fall in the same category as Canal Boats, Daffodils and Swans, they are common subjects with limited enthusiasts and I guess judges see them very regularly and they would have to be exceptional images to stand a chance of an award.
Great impression of steam power, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, conditions were just right that day and being non-stop it wasn't slowing down with little smoke and steam.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Aug 2017, 21:30
Love the action here an how the steam and smoke fills the area under the bridge. In the completion results, I like the boy on the sledge.
Brian Walbey: Conditions were just right that day and being non-stop it wasn't slowing down with little smoke and steam. yes the sledging shot is very good, but it is a young lady not a boy smile

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