Finalist Of The Year – The Guild Of Photographer

FINALIST OF THE YEAR – THE GUILD OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
I am GOBSMACKED !!! I am a finalist !!!
I have just received an email informing me that 3 of my images have been chosen to be in the final of The Guild Of Photographers Image Of The Year 2017.
I quote from the email….
“From the thousands of stunning entries into the Image of the Month competition throughout 2017, the Judges have selected just 12 images in each genre to be short listed as Finalists in the Image of the Year Competition.
We are delighted to inform you that you have been selected as a Finalist with two images in the Creative and Digital genre.
To reach the final is clearly a remarkable achievement when you consider the number of entries we have had and the tremendously high standards we have witnessed all year!”
I have also had another image chosen in the Avant-Garde Portraiture genre.
This means SO MUCH to me because I didn’t  enter the competition, I didn’t even know that images were being judged let alone know there would be finalists.
These judges don’t know me or anything about me,  they have no idea about what I have produced over the years, they don’t care what club I belong (or belonged) to, they don’t know whether I am a professional photographer or an enthusiastic amateur… which I am obviously the latter, they just judged the pictures on its own merit and WOW is that just fantastic…. well it is to me.
The Image Of The Year will be judged in December and I can honestly say I don’t think I stand a chance … especially against the professional photographers who probably grace the finalist list too.
What a lovely end to the year 🙂
FINALIST IN CREATIVE & DIGITAL GENRE
 FINALIST IN CREATIVE & DIGITAL GENRE
 
FINALIST IN THE AVANT- GARDE PORTRAITURE GENRE

Another Road……

Todays creative edit again features trees but this time I have added a shadowy figure.

Is he just a man walking away or is he waiting for you…. you make up your own mind.

I have created this image using Photoshop (various layers and blending modes) along with brushes that I have made myself.

This kind of digital art is so enjoyable to create and the bonus is that they are making a lovely set of vibrant prints.

The Guild Of Photographers

I joined The Guild Of Photographers in September and entered 3 pictures into their monthly comp.

Today I have found out that I have received 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Awards so I am very pleased with that especially as they are new images.

Fredau 1

SILVER

ballerina-dreams

BRONZE

airbourne

BRONZE

The October Image Of The Month closes soon so I had better get my skates on 🙂

New Images And Competition/Exhibition Success

I haven’t posted anything about the national (UK) and international competitions that I have entered as yet……… so I thought that I would start now.

The images below are all  new and are only just being sent out to the various salons/exhibitions.

All have won awards including silver medals and judges awards and as they are a departure from my usual creative images (and their not green) I have to admit that it’s pleasing for me to have more “straight” images recognised.

Hope you like them

 

Past Memories

 

 

Reflection

 

The Dreaming