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Millennium Bridge To St Pauls By Chris Griffin
CREDIT: Chris Griffin

RPS Landscape Group Monthly Competition February 2022

An online monthly Photography competition for RPS Landscape Group Members.

Winners Announcement

Members submitted another stunning collection of images to the Landscape Group competition during February 2022.

 

1st Place

Millennium Bridge to St Pauls By Chris Griffin

I am fortunate that living in Surrey I am only about a half hour train ride away from London and one of my favourite areas for Landscape Photography is the South Bank.  The shot was taken just before Christmas last year and four of us from my local camera club in East Grinstead travelled into London to see what Nightscapes we could capture in the pre festive period.  One of my favourite places for Night shooting is St. Paul’s Cathedral but unfortunately the buildings immediately in front of St Paul’s are being refurbished and are currently covered in white sheeting.  Fortunately by going beyond the Millennium Bridge towards Waterloo  much of the sheeting is hidden in the shot and I was very pleased with the result.  The reflection of the bridge on the Thames and the Millennium Bridge itself provides nice leading lines to St Pauls and I managed to get the diagonal in the lower right hand corner of the image.  Image was taken with my Nikon D850 and 24-70 f/2.8E ED VR. ISO 100, F/5.6, 15s
 

Comments made by RPS Landscape Members when voting for Chris's image

  • While we have seen the bridge photographed many many times this is as good as the best. Excellent consideration to the angles and lighting leading the eye through to St Pauls. Exposure is spot on too.

  • I choose this winning image because I like the lighting, clarity and colouring 

  • An exceptionally sharp and clear image for a night time shot, with great colour and contrast.

  • I liked the "Millennium bridge to St Pauls" because of the definite leading line of the bridge, which because of the position of the photographer and the light on the bridge, does not obscure, but leads the eye to the dome of St Pauls and the rest of the buildings on that bank of the river.

  • An unusual view of an often photographed subject. Wonderful light and clarity of image.

 

2nd Place

Loch Assynt Pine, Eigg By Mairi Macaulay LRPS

View more of Mairi's photography,

website: https://www.mairimacaulayphotography.co.uk

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mairi_macaulay/

 

Comments made by RPS Landscape Members when voting for Mairi's image

  • It is an image I would have loved to have taken myself, it has mood. good composition and nicely processed.

  • I would like to have taken this.  I admire its austerity, economy and restraint - less is more indeed - to convey meaning and atmosphere.

  • A lovely peaceful image with a good subject and lots of negative space around it. 

  • Beautifully simple.

 

3rd Place

Sunset at Bow Fiddle Rock by Ron Peat 

Comments made by RPS Landscape Members when voting for Ron's image

  • Lovely use of ND filter to smooth out the sea and clouds. Nice contrast between the sunlight on the main rock and the foreground rocks in shadow. 

  • A very pleasing image, good use of a filter. 

 

How the competition works

  • Landscape Members email their image.
  • Images are displayed on RPS Landscape group’s website.
  • On the 23rd-28th of each month, Members are sent a link to a voting form and invited to vote for their favourite 3 images.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners are announced on the 1st of the month and can be seen on the Landscape Group competition web page.
  • The Prize in 2022 is Robert Harvey's book in hard cover, Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them.

Full instructions can be found on the RPS Landscape Group website.

Look out on the RPS Landscape Group Facebook page for updates.

 

 

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