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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

All Entries

Innocence Liesanakeimai
Innocence Lies
beamish pit museumporgie
beamish pit museum
Light in the darknessAliceLuisePhotogr..
Light in the da...
Tree fireworksGavChap
Tree fireworks
Toys at Halloweenskye1
Toys at Halloween
Toys in Space with the Tardisskye1
Toys in Space w...
A Night Time ReadAndy_Cundell
A Night Time Read
Brixham at Nightrsmassie
Brixham at Night
All Saints church,Shillington,bedfordshirersmassie
All Saints chur...
Man on The Moonchili_bex
Man on The Moon
Lets Rock !chili_bex
Lets Rock !
Red heat warms up the nightAliceLuisePhotogr..
Red heat warms ...
Dark Alley Chatrogleale
Dark Alley Chat
Flight homeA12PHOTO
Flight home
A ngel in the darkGraemeR
A ngel in the dark
A midsummers night dream.pippajaydog
A midsummers ni...
the witching hourbobspicturebox
the witching hour
A tree sculpturepippajaydog
A tree sculpture
the witching hour approachesbobspicturebox
the witching ho...
Bird's Kingdomgabymarian
Bird's Kingdom
Ferns and beyondunniwilliams
Ferns and beyond
Emanations in the night skyBA
Emanations in t...
Midnight in St. MaartenLoolarbel
Midnight in St....
wheeel of lightwills57
wheeel of light
In the dark, dark house...beeblebear
In the dark, da...
Sunset Over BigwatersThe_Technician
Sunset Over Big...
Conwy CastleNikonUser58
Conwy Castle
Dark Light!otlasanju
Dark Light!
Alfa 166. In the snowpendragonfalls
Alfa 166. In th...
Natures Flashgcshekar08
Natures Flash