The set subject for the last monthly competition of the year was “Faceless Portraits”. After some research to see what types of images qualify for this topic, I realized that I would need to put in extra effort to make my images work. Also, as the deadline for submitting images into the annual competition was only two weeks after this competition, and I was running behind schedule, I decided to submit in the Open category rather than the set subject.
Here are the images I submitted and the feedback they received:
At The Beach – Acceptance
This image needed a focal point to draw the viewer into the image. Otherwise, it was well made. This image was created during the course I did through the University of Tasmania at the start of the year.
Fun Times – Merit
This image was well captured and was of award quality. This image was created during the course I did through the University of Tasmania at the start of the year.
It’s All Down Hill From Here – Acceptance
This image needed to be shot from a closer view point so the mere specks became people. This image was taken a few months ago when Marie and I visited Northern New South Wales.
Storm Coming – Merit
The dynamic sky occupies the greatest part of the image. The horizon is very close to the bottom of the image helping to reinforce the impact of the sky. An award quality image. This image was taken a few months ago when Marie and I visited Northern New South Wales.
The annual competition entries needed to be submitted by October 24. Marie and I have been hard at work selecting and choosing images. Also, for the first time we submitted prints as well as DPIs into the competition. This added a new challenge. We needed to have the images ready earlier so they could be printed in readiness for submission.
There are 6 subjects and a limit of 4 images per subject making a total submission of 24 images. I submitted 10 DPIs and 14 prints with judging of prints being done on November 13 and results announced at the BCG Annual Dinner on December 5. While I had planned to submit an AV again this year, I ran out of time to put one together. Maybe next year I will do one again.