October was the first month I have entered images into the Brisbane Camera Group monthly competitions for a while. The set subject was “Entrance” and was defined as “A picture of the entrance to a building or enclosure. The inclusion of a closing device is optional. The presence of a person may be included but must not be the dominant feature.“
Here are the images I submitted and the results I received.
The judge comments that the image is spectacular and most arresting. Unfortunately, the highly decorated door tends to be lost in the overall graffiti confusion. If only one half of the door was open, to actually reinforce the fact that there is a door there. I can’t say I disagree with this assessment. It is a busy image and the entrance is easily lost in the surrounding graffiti.
I am really happy this image received a merit award. The judge commented on the beautiful side lighting which picks out all the incredible detail, especially in that door. The sadly weathered door forces speculation about the history of the building and the fate of the organization that built it. It meets the criteria of the set topic head-on. It conveys a good story, it is a good use of colours and good use of light.
I am really pleased this image was recognised with a merit award. This image holds a special place in my heart as this was the first overseas trip for many years we had gone on, and it was with a group of like-minded photographers.
Comments by the judge included “I like this image which reminds me of Italian hill towns like Scanno with intimate doorways, lots of steps and washing hanging over the street. It certainly fits the theme and is nicely composed and appropriately cropped. The three entrances reinforce the message. There is a good use of colours, good use of light and it is a strong composition.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, prints are not being judged at the moment. Everything is DPI only. Reluctantly, I submitted a range of images in the annual competition of the club and now await the judge’s response.