Challenge 7 - entries and winners
First - Ruth Davidson (7 A) – Winner of the Colonel Irvine Cup
Second - Lynne Mackenzie (7 N)
Third - Grace Mackenzie (7 J)
Fourth - Julia Macleod (7 K)
Our judge, Andrew Dowsett commented – “Both A & N were technically good and fulfilled the requirement of a close-up but they also showed the setting very well and it wasn’t distracting.
A would benefit from tighter crop but it just had the edge over N. J had the same pictorial lighting as the winner but the area of focus was a little too limited.
Sharpness and distracting backgrounds are generally the aspects you have to control in close up photography and the other entries had a number of minor things that just marked them down from the top 4.”