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Nikon 'In The Dark' Competition

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Judges Writeup





We have five winners this month who will each receive a Nikon COOLPIX S6200 camera.

And the five winners, in no particular order, are cassiecat, homewurks, sk8mk, Coleslaw and MattT.

The competition saw just under 1000 entries, demonstrating our members' ability to capture photos of the dark, from remote star filled landscapes to urban street lit alleys. We had cold, scary, shadows, moody, emotional - all with a dark edge.

The chosen winning five images and short-list gives a taster of your varied interpretation of the theme.

We liked the atmosphere in cassiecat's steam shot, taken of several engines with their smoke illuminated by the tungsten lighting. You can almost smell and hear the sounds in this impact filled shot. homewurks created a kaleidoscope style image using a silhouette at a bonfire, which was very clever and graphical. sk8mk's cyber-bullying was a brilliantly executed emotional shot - dark in tone and context. The portrait from Coleslaw is a great spin on the theme, from darkness comes light. A strong composition, with superb tonal range, showing skill in exposure and subject balance. MattT's shot is an almost voyeuristic view of dancers. We like the shaft of light picking them up from the dark, to give an appearance of stage lighting wih the ambience of a moody street scene.

Well done everyone.


Night Trains1st - cassiecat
Night Trains
Bonfire on November 5th2nd - homewurks
Bonfire on Nove...
Cyber Bullied.3rd - sk8mk
Cyber Bullied.
Last Light4th - Coleslaw
Last Light
Dance Steps5th - MattT
Dance Steps

Shortlisted Entries

Grave RaysAudran
Grave Rays
Hissing Monsters In The DarkRailcam
Hissing Monster...
In a dark placeMadhouseof5
In a dark place
Night Travelpughs
Night Travel
darkness followssuzyboo81
darkness follows
SALFORD QUAYS AT NIGHT.........szlatoszlavek
Precarious Situationbkruelle
Precarious Situ...
Hot and ColdDave_Henderson
Hot and Cold
Light in the darkAngi_Wallace
Light in the dark
Night Trainscassiecat
Night Trains
Bonfire on November 5thhomewurks
Bonfire on Nove...
Planets in the Darknesshsreid
Planets in the ...
Autumn night - Looking outrichshep
Autumn night - ...
Cyber Bullied.sk8mk
Cyber Bullied.
London 5amoceanroller
London 5am
The Milky Way over King Edward PointSamCrimmin
The Milky Way o...
One Night At The Pavillionsitan1
One Night At Th...
i Thought war will never end .. and perhaps it never didARIANA1985
i Thought war w...
Live after darkPaul_Vinten
Live after dark
Bell, Book and CandleGARYHICKIN
Bell, Book and ...
Treats in the darkseeveeaar
Treats in the dark
Human chess figures in a London squareJesstheJackRussell
Human chess fig...
The Templedandeakin
The Temple
Last LightColeslaw
Last Light
Media Momentsedrhodes
Media Moments
Morning Newsedrhodes
Morning News
Corpus Christi Skylineshutterpro
Corpus Christi ...
Dance StepsMattT
Dance Steps
Sparkly Carvassgard
Sparkly Car
100's & 1,000's ...sut68
100's & 1,000's...