From Sally Phillips, our Canon Online Co-ordinator:
Hi Everyone A great start to the year with 126 images all very interesting and varied I love seeing them all. The judge for this Round is Colin Tyler LPSNZ from Okato New Plymouth. Thank you so much for your time and effort and we appreciate it very much
Colins Comments follow:
I enjoyed looking through the images for the Canon Online, there are many varied and interesting ideas people have come up with and picking the 10 ten took a bit of time and even longer to put them in order. Some have great use of light and mood in them.
1st Tram Travellers: by Lynn Hedges
Every time I looked at this image I saw more and more so kept coming back to it. The different expressions in each window, tells so many different stories. The lady in the front window you makes you wonder why she is crying. Great Image
2nd Leaving Home: by Anne Lamb
This is lovely; I could almost see the bear moving down the hallway. The colours and the light all work well together and had a great feeling about it
3rd Raptor in the Rain: by Jeanette Nee APSNZ
This has real impact. Even with the white background I feel you are drawn right into the bird about to attack you. The way the wing feathers are splayed out adds to the impact
4th Captivated: by Gail Stent APSNZ
Lovely feeling in this image even though it is under water is looks delicate and soft. Great lighting and the reflection really add to the image. Black and White works well
5th Trapped by Liz Hardley FPSNZ, EFIAP/b, LRPS
This is called Trapped and it gives you the feeling of him being trapped and alone. The framing of the steps and him dressed in black makes him a strong focal point. You can imagine that it is so quite adding to the loneliness
6th Miss Mini by Julia De Cleene LPSNZ
A great expression on the dog staring you down. Great use of framing and the colours all work well. Nice detail on the fur. The type of image that would look good up on someone wall.
7th Another Monday by Bill Hodges APSNZ EFIAP
The movement of the train speeding by at speed along with the man on the left gives the feeling of the city life rushing by. The man in white has been frozen making him a focal point for your eyes to rest on. Works really well in black and white
8th Reflected arches by Joan Caulfield LPSNZ
Great colours in this image. The reflections, shapes and lines help lead your eyes right into the image. Gives me a feeling of being trapped in a quiet place
9th Chapel on the shore by Martin Sanders LPSNZ
I like the position of the church in the corner and the trees to the left help balance it out. The light rays help bring your eyes back to the church every time. Well seen
10th Peek-a-boo by Deborah Martin
The title adds to this fun image. Like how you have caught it with the eye between the feathers. The position in the frame works well and plenty of detail in the feather.