The first of the at Fraserburgh Photographic Society That I haven't mantioned here so I will now.
The first Monthly Competition winners were announced on 3rd October. One of my images came third. Click here to see the top three. Here are my other two entries.
The judge thought that 'Daffodil' had too many other bits in ti such as the leaves poking up from the bottom. I think that I agree. He said the background in 'Buzzard' was too yellow. I don't agree with that.
The second one was the first print competition of the year. The winners can be seen here. Here are my entries
Now you want it what colour?'
The judge said that he would have preferred the foreground of the wall to have been sharp and was too dominant. He thought that there should have been more contrast to highlight the bridge and that the two cars under the bridge were distracting. I tried but could not clone out the cars and get a match with the bridge. One member came up with the solution that just had not occurred to me, make the wall higher to hide them.
'Does my bum look big in this?'
I unknowingly committed a cardinal sin with this image. It included a rival photographer!. If I had known I would have cloned him out, I do now. Apart from that the judge said it was a little soft.
'Don't come any nearer'
The judge felt the position of the seal was a little awkward and that there was a lack of detail in the fur .
So things learned and mistakes made and hopefully not to be repeated.
Two grandchildren and their mother came to visit for a few days so here are a few family snaps. We went to Fraserburgh beach and play park nd we went to the Macduff aquarium had luch at Duff House and went to Duff House play park. Oh and we carved a pumpkin.
The first stormy day of Autumn arrived on the 10th. I suspect we will get worse as it turns to winter
And finally a few more images from the last two weeks
I'm Mike, I am the (Self appointed!) web master for Fraserburgh Photographic Society (FPS). I started taking photography seriously a couple of years ago and joined Fraserburgh Photographic Society