2021!

SECTION K: PHOTOGRAPHIC

K1 Photograph

with caption

WINNER Chris Bell | Cooee!
WINNER Chris Bell | Cooee!

K1-010 The judge said: “a splendid combination of image and a caption plus a bonus of an amusing pun! Well spotted and competently captured. The image would have even more impact if 1/3 cropped from the right”

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SECOND The Wee Spuds | 'Staying out of trouble at the allotments!'
SECOND The Wee Spuds | 'Staying out of trouble at the allotments!'

K1-014 6-11 years old The judge said: “An engaging picture, cheeky smiles and all eyes on the photographer. I suspect the cheeky prisoners are about to escape and cause mayhem”

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Local Crocosmia | 0EABEFCB-43C9-4A6F-BC12-D92296BA4975
Local Crocosmia | 0EABEFCB-43C9-4A6F-BC12-D92296BA4975

K1-001

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WINNER Chris Bell | Cooee!
WINNER Chris Bell | Cooee!

K1-010 The judge said: “a splendid combination of image and a caption plus a bonus of an amusing pun! Well spotted and competently captured. The image would have even more impact if 1/3 cropped from the right”

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K1 Photograph with caption

The judge said:

“There was a lot of creativity in these entries. However, in this section, how apposite the caption is will be the major criteria for success.

“Many other good images deserve a mention.”

The following were Highly Commended by the judge:

  • “The dog in ‘Picture of Lily’, KI-022, had a super expression but needed a good caption to go with it.

  • “And ‘Therapy’, K1-016 with its post sunset muted tones of the Milarrochy Bay tree silhouetted against the evening sky was an excellent representation of the title.”

K2 Photograph of Plant – Flowering or Otherwise 

WINNER Gwyneth Bell Love in a Mist
WINNER Gwyneth Bell Love in a Mist

K2-010 The judge said: “An excellent image skilfully executed by the photographer who has mastered the depth of field challenge, achieved critical sharpness and detail and completed the picture with a striking well lit composition”

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SECOND Chris Bell | Water lilies ~ peace and tranquility
SECOND Chris Bell | Water lilies ~ peace and tranquility

K2-007 The judge said: “A satisfying and colourful image. The photographer has recognised the effectiveness of three blooms in the image and how the muted leaves and their shapes make a good foil for the lilies. Very well composed”

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Veronica Speciosa | 41C9D391-407D-45BE-8CF6-C8231CBFA7E9
Veronica Speciosa | 41C9D391-407D-45BE-8CF6-C8231CBFA7E9

K2-001

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WINNER Gwyneth Bell Love in a Mist
WINNER Gwyneth Bell Love in a Mist

K2-010 The judge said: “An excellent image skilfully executed by the photographer who has mastered the depth of field challenge, achieved critical sharpness and detail and completed the picture with a striking well lit composition”

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K2 Plant Photograph

The judge said:

“Many great pictures, but only three can be winners.”

The following were Highly Commended by the judge:

  • “I liked the lighting on the ‘Hosta’ image (K2-021) which revealed the textures of the plant particularly well.

  • “The Wood anemone (K2-020) was well captured and illustrates how attractive our wild flowers are and the reward of kneeling down and giving them a close look.

  • “The ‘Rainbow of Hope’ (K2-022) was also a contender. A well composed arrangement which would have benefited more if the lowest bloom had not been cropped.”

K3 Photograph – Wildlife in my Garden 

WINNER Darran Crawford | “Dottie keeping an eye on the Bees” | D30CD7F2-459B-4C3B-A70F-7C101A061C4F
WINNER Darran Crawford | “Dottie keeping an eye on the Bees” | D30CD7F2-459B-4C3B-A70F-7C101A061C4F

K3-019 The judge said: “This is a great image. It combines human interest and garden wildlife perfectly. Not only that, it is technically very competent with every component tack sharp and beautifully lit”

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SECOND The Wee Spuds Strathblane Primary School Allotment Group | WORM!
SECOND The Wee Spuds Strathblane Primary School Allotment Group | WORM!

K3-013 6-11 years old The judge said: “This picture is made by the subject’s expression. It captures a child’s developing fascination with the world around them, their search for adult approval and a certain diffidence about ‘wriggly dirty things’.”

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Garden Visitor | _DSC1961
Garden Visitor | _DSC1961

K3-001

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WINNER Darran Crawford | “Dottie keeping an eye on the Bees” | D30CD7F2-459B-4C3B-A70F-7C101A061C4F
WINNER Darran Crawford | “Dottie keeping an eye on the Bees” | D30CD7F2-459B-4C3B-A70F-7C101A061C4F

K3-019 The judge said: “This is a great image. It combines human interest and garden wildlife perfectly. Not only that, it is technically very competent with every component tack sharp and beautifully lit”

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K3 Wildlife in my Garden

The judge said:

“This section was well supported and, given the large number of gardens in Killearn, to be encouraged. However, it is a challenging subject and capturing sharp well lit and detailed images is definitely not easy.

“Many of the images did not quite manage to accomplish all these aspects.”

The following were Highly Commended by the judge:

  • “I liked the confident stance of ‘Ronnie the Rook’ (K3-011) and its sharpness. Obtaining good detail of plumage and the eyes is important. The bright sunshine and the dark body proved just too much of a challenge.

  • “And ‘Garden Visitor’ (K3 001) is correctly exposed and framed.”

K4 Photograph – Any other subject

WINNER Gwyneth Bell | Balancing Trick
WINNER Gwyneth Bell | Balancing Trick

K4-002 The judge said: “A great picture, beautifully composed, sharp and dramatically lit. An image taken by a photographer who has mastered their craft”

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SECOND Ben Fisher | View from Garloch Hill (summer is still here)
SECOND Ben Fisher | View from Garloch Hill (summer is still here)

K4-018 The judge said: “This is a simple picture and it is the simplicity which makes it so effective. It captures the elation of the view by suborning it to the spot where the photographer stood – The cairn, and makes it the central feature. But is it? One senses that the distant glint of Loch Lomond is the real reason for being there”

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Summer Solstice in Inverkirkaig
Summer Solstice in Inverkirkaig

K4-001

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WINNER Gwyneth Bell | Balancing Trick
WINNER Gwyneth Bell | Balancing Trick

K4-002 The judge said: “A great picture, beautifully composed, sharp and dramatically lit. An image taken by a photographer who has mastered their craft”

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K4 Any other subject

The judge said:

“This was a challenge. Many creative images and challenging to select the winners. 

 

“Some images lacked a title, which is an essential part of the image. Some others were let down by ‘blacked out’ shadow detail because of the extreme lighting contrasts.”

 

The following were Highly Commended by the judge:

  • “The ‘Sunset Dance’ K4-020 had me puzzled. An image that was clearly very creative but difficult to judge. The dark horizon splits the subject and the dark sea undermines the silhouette. If only the photographer had taken the picture from low down.
     

  • “But K4-009 ‘Any Other’ is a pleasant scene, well observed and deserves a better title.”