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Judges Writeup



The theme for our April competition of Easter looks like it caused problems for many people. The entry level was lower than usual and the shortlist probably the lowest yet. For once the winning four images and the shortlist were easy to pick, and we hope you agree very good entries that summed up the theme well.

Matt Dillon-Shepherd's simple still-life shows what most of the population think about when they think of Easter - yes, chocolate eggs. The balance of eggs and use of selective focus has emphasised the foreground egg perfectly. Well done Matt!

Second place is a cracking (pardon the pun) digital manipulation by Steve Kinch. Steve had not really tried any manipulation before, apart from the usual dodging & burning and levels adjustments etc. To ensure this montage worked he paid particular attention to the lighting so that he had the same lighting on the eggs and his daughter.

Third spot is taken by Clement Chua. This shows a more traditional feel of Easter with a praying person in Notre Dame, Paris.

Fourth place is secured by Clint Newsham who's added a sunset backdrop to a symbolic cross.

Well done to all the winners and shortlist. Commiserations to the rest. Good luck with the next competition...and remember, you've got to be in it to win it!


Mini Eggs1st - mshepherd
Mini Eggs
Easter chick2nd - skeletor
Easter chick
Praying3rd - wilddancer
to rise again4th - clintnewsham
to rise again

All Entries

Spring tulipsjerryfn
Spring tulips
Tree with rape seed flowersjerryfn
Tree with rape ...
Light reliefJULIAN1
Light relief
Easter BunnyMadTrace
Easter Bunny
Mini Eggsmshepherd
Mini Eggs
Symbolism in light & shadowMary_C
Symbolism in li...
taking in waterGina
taking in water
My Pondmikeoland
My Pond
Spring Gatheringandygibb
Spring Gathering
Drying Outandygibb
Drying Out
Ely Cathedralnella
Ely Cathedral
Dark Springrania
Dark Spring
Angel Dafrania
Angel Daf
I love my easter bunnyeloquence
I love my easte...
Crusifixion 2006 ADacbeat
Crusifixion 200...
Crusifixion 2006 ADacbeat
Crusifixion 200...
Easter bunnies, church, daffodils and primroses.... EASTERangelamary
Easter bunnies,...
easter travellershanbjan
easter travellers
Death of a daffodilJwren
Death of a daff...
Springtime in Londonmattcalais
Springtime in L...
Colours of Easterford
Colours of Easter
Gone Lambingcmk000
Gone Lambing
Gone Lambingmattcalais
Gone Lambing
heart of an eggdefine_iota
heart of an egg
Colours Of Aprildaviewat
Colours Of April
The  Egg  Goesdaviewat
The Egg Goes
Which came first?Rachelscott
Which came first?
Easter daffodilDeveloper
Easter daffodil
rejoice (the resurrection)eslwinshot
rejoice (the re...
for our sinseslwinshot
for our sins
on the 3rd day...forilion
on the 3rd day...