|1st place: WHR Garrett at Pont Croesor by Terry Rees Pedlar
Super, nothing to criticize fantastic image.
|2nd place: Usk Cyclist by Terry Rees Pedlar
Lovely image very well seen and the slow shutter speed has rendered the cyclist blurred but
distinguishable. The dark foliage background is a good foil, especially important is the old
building to hold the image in. The red post box is a bonus.
|3rd place: MOT Failure by Chris Morris
A very interesting very sharp image, good going in close and just showing the steering wheel
and the dials and the torn upholstery. I don’t think this car has passed an MOT for many a
year. I love the almost monochromatic colours there is nothing to distract and plenty to look at.
|Highly Commended: Off to School by Elisa Best
A nicely constructed image, I don’t think we need to see the child’s face we can read all the
information from the sash and the school bag on the back of the bike. The child is in a good
position with plenty of road to go down. The dappled shade creates shadows on the road
and muted greens in the foliage. The only thing that I would do is to tone down the bright
track on the left-hand side.
|Highly Commended: No Bikes by Chris Morris
Lovely, simple and fits the subject very well, there is nothing to distract us, good that you
have darkened the corners it put all the light on the bike, it is set off centre to give space at
the front. I wonder why it is chained up I don’t think anyone would want to steal it. Why was
the title not NO CYCLES?
|Commended: 44806 by Catherine Jones
Depicts the subject beautifully, the train driver adds extra interest in what would otherwise
be a good picture of the steam train. Perhaps a little more room for the engine to move
into, I love the puff of steam filling the space at the front of the engine. The one thing that
moves this down the placings is the bald sky.
|Transport for London.
Well seen, I like the person and the platform being sharp against the moving train. I do find
the two very white panels in the centre of the image distracting, especially the large white
shape on the top of the second panel, perhaps if the train had been going a bit slower we
would have been able to see some of the passengers.
|Boat for Hire.
A beautiful calm scene, I love the top half of the left hand side with the super reflections in
the water, the bottom half could have been darkened a little to match the top. The boat is in
a good position and filling the frame. I think the hills in the background are lacking in
contrast and quite dark, perhaps you could work on these, also the horizon is almost in the
middle of the picture, perhaps you could have cropped the very dark sky at the top to move
the horizon up.
Very interesting viewpoint showing the complex ability of the road network. I like the fact
that there are three lorries coming down the incline. I find the image very busy with no real
focal point, your eyes keep going around with nowhere to settle. I think I would have taken a
bit off the top, perhaps down to the matrix sign across the motorway this would remove the
red object at the top and remove the distraction in the right top.
A very English scene I love the reflection of the boat in the water filling the bottom space. To
give the image more impact I think a bold crop would make the boat more prominent and
remove quite a lot of the green vegetation. I suggest crop the top down to below where the
light is shining through the trees and on the left hand side leaving just enough of the river
bank to show an edge to the canal.
|Converted Canal Transport.
Are these canal boats able to be moved or are they moored homes? This image needs
cropping on the left hand side to remove the large expanse of dark tarmac, I suggest up to
the light coloured building, this leaves a dark base and all the lovely reflections in the water,
also I think a crop at the top, just above the taller lamp post, doing both of these crops
would concentrate the viewers eyes to the main part of the scene .. the boats.
This image has great potential but I think it is spoilt by the fact that nothing is sharp. I don’t
mind the out of focus vegetation and the rusty building, but I do think the boat should have
A good idea catching the evening traffic. To my mind the picture is the two cars on the right
hand side with just one lamp post catching the light, I am sure there is more detail in the
very dark hedge that could be brought out.
We have all looked out of the large airport windows and seen these monster planes getting
ready for take-off. I think because this picture was taken through glass, (I hope this is so), it
lacks sharpness and is very blurred especially on the left-hand side. I like the man standing
beside the plane on the tarmac this give scale to the plane.
This is another image that needs cropping, the orange and pink blinds are a distraction and
do nothing for the picture. Also all the workings behind the white barriers are a messy and
don’t help the image. Crop the top to below the blinds and on the left hand side up to the
straight line of the barricades, this will give a bit of mystery to the image as it looks as
though the lorry has nowhere to go, where is the driver?
|On Yer Bike
Well thought out image, fits the brief very well. It is pin sharp all over. I think the mixture of
red and black bikes helps the composition. There is nothing I would change.
|One Careful Owner.
An old and rusty truck taken on a super day, lovely white fluffy clouds make an interesting
sky. There are two things that worry me, the water tank seems to leaning and the white
object behind the car which takes your eye, I also think the dark underside of the car could
be lightened a bit.
A very different form of transport. I would have liked to see some action perhaps if the
person paddling could have moved the paddle to make some movement in the water. I also
think it is unfortunate that the girls head crosses the horizon, I think it would have been
better if she had been framed against the sea and you could then do away with the large
expanse of sky.
This picture puzzles me I really cannot see what it is in relation to transport. Maybe it might
be a lorry cab or part of a bus…..sorry author
This image really shows the chaotic nature of the street which I suspect is in India. I think it
needs a bit more contrast, it all seems a bit grey, the only true white is in the man’s shirt on
the left, this is a distraction because it is almost the first thing you look at. I think it would
improve the image visually if the bottom of the rickshaw was level.
This could have been a very interesting image but the title is not the main part of the image,
and the rotor motor could have been more detailed. Be brave crop off all the white bottom
half up to the oval of the rotor housing and try and get more detail in the motor itself.
|Salford Quays Tram.
A pleasing image, the tram is in just the right position and the rain on the tracks adds
interest. I am sorry to say it again but I would have cropped the dark building on the left and
re-moved the small white sign, also clone out the red stop light on the car.
This seems a very posed image, the boy looks as though he is doing all the work. It would
have looked good if the paddle had broken the water and disturbed the perfect reflection,
making it all wavy. I think the green foliage behind the girl is a bit bright.