Red the Results

Red the Results

Great to see so many and varied entries for the first On-line comp of 2021!  Please keep it up. So, the theme was RED  & you certainly found a plethora of subjects…… abstracts, flowers, boats & of course some robins!


Not many left – Ian McMillen – sympathetically captured detail of a disappearing part of our heritage. 

Red Wheels – Steve Womack – as a known trainophobe, it may surprise you that I chose this one but I was taken by the dynamic angle, reflection on the shiny floor (must be short of work at NRM!) & dramatic red wheels.

Cambridge – John Upson –  a well observed detail of one of Shire Cruisers narrowboats at Sowerby Bridge. I like the symmetry & economical crop. It must have been taken at the beginning of the season as there’ll not be such pristine paintwork by October!

Highly Commended

Red on Red – Nigel Hazell –  a motorsport image this time, well captured at great angle. The Mkl Lotus Cortina (they didn’t come in red, just ivory & green!)  giving chase to the great old Mustang, dramatic flashes & a rather worrying trailing hose might have proved a problem….. who won? I do like a story!

3rd Place

Protecting – Ian Waddington – an interesting bit of digital art. The subject, an installation of some sort, giving the image it’s title, has been enhanced with a great grungy red texture. 

2nd Place

Red Ariel – Jane Lazenby –  I imagine this was taken at some sort of ‘Circus’ studio workshop. What appealed to me was the elegance of the artiste & beautiful lighting plus plenty of triangles & diagonals to please the eye. 

1st Place

Funnels – Trevor Bottomley – This shot jumped out at me as soon as I scrolled through the entries! Fitting the brief exactly, the funnels are sharp, at a dynamic angle & have been cropped to suit. The light has been well handled & the urge to over-saturate, resisted!   WELL DONE! 

Thanks to all who entered  “Congratulations” to those awarded and keep entering to everyone else! Off you go, to find some “PATTERNS”