October was a Little Abstract

October was a Little Abstract

Here are the results of the October Online – Abstract as reviewed by our judge Trevor Bottomley. As previously when there were only 6 entries to judge, it’s still not easy to choose, especially this subject!

1st Place – Figure Study by David Kershaw – Truly abstract. I did spend some time looking for a figure, then gave up! But the image fits the subject of Abstract perfectly, and I love all the varying colours. Just one minor niggle, my eye is drawn to the small plain triangular bit at the top centre, which perhaps could have been cropped out, but it’s still my favourite of the entries.

2nd Place – Graffiti Abstract by Neil Clarke – Again, fits the subject very well, and is a very colourful image. The wire-framed object bottom right I find rather distracting, and it’s not part of the image’s abstractness. It would have been greatly improved if the object could have been moved out of the way. Other than that it’s a great abstract.

3rd Place – V And A by Robert Bilton – This is edging more towards a pattern pic rather than an abstract in my opinion. But it’s a very well-seen image, and though lacking the colour of my first two choices, I like this a lot, and is worthy of 3rd place.

Highly Commended – Corner by Steve Womack – Fits the subject, but I see it as two separate images. Think it would have worked better to have just selected the right half, but still a very good effort.

Commended – Shocking Pink, Shadows and Silver by Nigel Hazell – A super colourful image, great composition and the light(?) fitting is well placed. Nice shadows too, but to me not what I would call an abstract. Shame really, under a different category it would have rated higher.

Commended – Terex by Sara Cremer – Again, not so much an abstract image, rather just a close-up view of a piece of machinery. Still a good well-seen and captured image.

Congratulations to David who will the judge for the next round. The WCC PhotoEntry site is open until midnight on 20 November for you to submit your images on the theme of The Colour Yellow.