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The Trouble With Judges... Continued

by admin - 19:59 on 29 January 2013

The Snapathon spluttered to a halt today, wind and rain being little inspiration, so today's snaps come from my entry in Dingwall Camera Club's latest competition, which had the theme of Age.

Unsurprisingly, the judge proved unpredictable: my favourite of the four snaps failed to find favour with him; the least exciting won praise. Who can outguess judges?

Looking Back

The one I liked best, Looking Back, was a Photoshoppery spectacular created from four different snaps to tell a story which the judge didn't quite grasp.

Some Work Needed

He liked Some Work Needed because it guided the eye through the picture to the pink wall. Some levels work was needed and some converging verticals straightened but little else was done to the original. I like it but I'd never put it on the wall. Maybe I've overlooked its brilliance.

Dancers aged

My other two entries were Faded Memories – an old favourite and the only image not snapped or created in the last few months – and The Ghost. The judge liked the former but dismissed the latter, saying “it's always good to try something”.


There's nothing else to report today apart from Matchgirl getting the good news that her feared injury was just cramp. The marathon is still on; 81 days to go. Hurrah!

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