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photoblog image From My Competition Folder - Part 3 1/5

From My Competition Folder - Part 3 1/5

      FINAL RESTING PLACES

           Competition Theme: Open Subject

 

The award winning entries for this competition can be found here

 

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 3 1/5

      FINAL RESTING PLACES

           Competition Theme: Open Subject

 

The award winning entries for this competition can be found here

 

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 (15)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 14 Aug 2017, 02:20
To my eye, Brian, perhaps not one of your best...I feel like the crop might be a little too tight.
Brian Walbey: One of my 'make weight' entries Ray, I didn't expect an award and didn't get one of course, probably in part because of the not very good crop.
Quite a memorial to someone...
Brian Walbey: I think I've got a close-up of the names on the sides but of course they wouldn't mean anything to me anyway.
  • Chris
  • No Nowhere
  • 14 Aug 2017, 06:37
Trust the Victorians to erect something like this..
Brian Walbey: No doubt it must have been an important family to have a monument like that.
As you know by now, Brian, I am a fan of this subject matter!
Brian Walbey: I know you are Ginnie, I think I've got a close-up of the names on the sides but of course they wouldn't mean anything to me anyway.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Aug 2017, 07:08
We often like to visit cemeteries and I like this 'final resting place'. I do agree with Ray, the crop is a little too tight, I would have loved to see more sky.
Brian Walbey: Not one of my best Astrid, what we call a 'make weight' to make up the numbers. Mind you I have seen such pictures get awards so it's worth a try.
you and i have some similar postings (with differences), Brian. i think this theme certainly has some cultural learning for all of us.
Brian Walbey: No pictures on this one though Ayush, just a list of names.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Aug 2017, 08:44
I can't imagine anything like this being used after I've gone. I would not want one anyone.
Brian Walbey: Me likewise Alan, most people seem to be cremated these days with the ashes spread in meaningful places.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Aug 2017, 08:58
I don't rate this as good as some of your series Brian. I find the Centre memorial too dominant and close in proximity to the other stones, leading to a lack of focus. Still, that's just my opinion.
Brian Walbey: I couldn't move it to a better position Chad smile It isn't one of my best, what I class as a 'make weight' and dfinitely I should have left more room at the top.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 14 Aug 2017, 09:04
A Churchyard always makes a happy hunting place for a photographer, Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed they do Lisl, I always look for somethign other than straight forward gravestones and very often coem across things like this, as no doubt you do as well.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Aug 2017, 09:14
I believe the top of the tower gravestone is too close to the border for a competition picture. Otherwise, I like the portrait style with the trees to the left and the tower to the right, providing high points against the blue sky. The low to high point of view is also great and could convey some message.
Brian Walbey: Indeed the top is much to close to the edge, I'm wondering if I made enough room on the original image. Thanks for the rest of your comment Louis, you sound more on the subject than many of the judges we get at the club. We had an excruciating young judge a couple of years back who talked in modern youth jargon and every picture was either "it's like" or "it's sort of" and on occasion "it's sort of like", nothing 'actually was' the way he worded his comments, it drove me, and several other older fellows mad and as a club we have decided he will not be asked back again.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Aug 2017, 10:48
Yes, a graveyard is always an atmospheric place evoking some thoughts and feelings.
Brian Walbey: I always look for something other than straight forward gravestones and very often come across things like this.
A good place to get photos.
Brian Walbey: I always look for something other than straight forward gravestones and very often come across things like this.
  • Anne
  • France
  • 14 Aug 2017, 12:44
Impressive structure.
Brian Walbey: Usually structures like that were put up by the wealthier families of the area.
Everybody has told you Brian so I'll say nowt...smile
Brian Walbey: And everybody is right Frank, I know you are far too polite to join the mob!
That's a pretty elaborate memorial!
Brian Walbey: Usually structures like that were put up by the wealthier families of the area.

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