We are grateful to Rosemary Wilman, Hon FRPS, for agreeing to make the selections for this year's Annual Projected Image Competition.
Asked to comment on the images submitted, Rosemary wrote:
'Thank you for inviting me to be the selector for this year's competition. I am always wary of selecting images at home when they are to be projected, being aware that they may look very different. I have seen images projected in Bristol where the images are very large. I also know that good quality images project extremely well. I have remained aware of this when viewing the images and hope that different viewing environments do not spring unexpected surprise.
I enjoyed looking at the entries and it was good to see that the large range of locations included some from the UK. It is important to remember that in the context of travel photography we travel when we leave our front doors.
As with many competitions entries there were highs and lows as I initially looked at the entries. There were plenty of excellent and interesting images, but some disappointed in terms of their quality, either appearing over-cropped or over-processed. I had a long list of about 65, but looking closer a few were removed due to quality concerns which I did not feel were either at the very highest level or appropriate to the time and place.
I had already been looking for a photographer using a personal approach, perhaps a slightly different take, whether a familiar location or not. To select the awards I tightened up considerably on those criteria to select those which I felt stood out as the very best. By chance they also show a wide range of subjects and approaches that can make a successful travel image.
My congratulations to all the award recipients.'