CORONA PHOTO COMPETITION NO.5
Rules of the Competition
The theme of this competition is “writing instruments (pens and pencils}”.
Pictures to be taken with a cell phone only.
Post-processing is allowed, but only in the cell phone
Pictures to be sent via WhatsApp direct to the group, I will pick them up from there.
Closing time Tuesday, 7 April, 18h00.
Judging will be done by Uwe Soltau.
|judges comments: Good composition and tells a story " Pencil has been sharpened and is ready for Sudoku " Like the shavings.|
|judges comments: #8 and #9 These pictures show a very similar approach but with one difference - the background. #9 has a very nice plain background. The pencils stand out nicely but they are "only" a pattern without a focal point.One could have turned one pencil around to show the tip. The pencils of #8 are also a pattern but the background showing a page of a coloring in book adds to the message: "Ready to start coloring in". Very nice!|
|judges comments: Pleasing picture, good composition. I like that the "artist" is still busy coloring in|
|and following, the other pictures, no comments available|
|judges comments: Like the plain background but it should have been extended to the horizontal surface. Take a sheet or cloth, put it on the horizontal surface and bend it up keeping a radius, which will give you the same color background for the whole picture and you don't have a horizontal line running through the picture ( called "infinity curve")|
|author: Hester Louise|
|judges comments: Good picture and composition but lacks impact. Maybe the invitation should have been filled in. Why two pens?|
|judges comments: Good composition but too much information to look at in the background - rather busy.|
|judges comments: Funny picture. Composition could be better. As far as the background is concerned refer #2|
|judges comments: I like it. Looks very much like graphic art. A horizontal flip of the pen would balance the picture better. As is it is very "heavy" (black) on the left. For a more interesting story I would have added the ink jar and changed the composition.|
|judges comments: see #8|
|judges comments: A very good idea. Crop top and bottom so that only a white background is left. The rubber should be at the bottom left which would give you a nice triangular composition.|
|judges comments: Where are the pens? As is there are too many tools. One hammer and one or two chisels composed in a different way would have been better.|
|judges comments: A bit of fun but what does the "padda" want to do with the pens?|
|judges comments: I like the picture. It has good composition and it tells a story. It is nice that one can see that the sketch was drawn on a spiral bound block, indicating that is was not purchased. I also like that the cap of the one pen has not been put back. I don't like the very dark table surface at the top and right. A lighter color would be nicer.|