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September 2013 Image Club Winners

September 2013 Image Club Winners

This is the countryside through our readers’ eyes and camera lenses.

Each month we select four photographs submitted online to feature in the magazine and win some super prizes.

First Prize

This months judge was award-winning wildlife and travel lensman Dale Morris. He was particularly moved by the simplicity of this shot (below), taken at the goathouse on Fairview Estate in Paarl. “It’s a shame the goat didn’t look through the window at the time the photo was taken,” he said. “That would have been the icing on the cake. It goes to prove you can find a great photo with almost any topic.”Andrea Bagnall won first prize in our September 2013 Image Club competition

 

Photographer Andrea Bagnall, Camps Bay

Camera Kodak DX6490

Lens Fixed Zoom

Settings f3.2 at 1/125

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Second Prize

Second went to Rob Smith for a flowing, zesty action shot of a surfer catching a tube at the Wedge Classic in Plettenberg Bay. Morris enjoyed the use of panning at a low shutter speed.

Rob Smith won second prize in our September 2013 Image Club competition

Photographer Rob Smith, Plettenberg Bay

Camera Nikon D3S

Lens Sigma 50-500mm

Settings f32 at 1/15, ISO 200

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Third Prize

Seyms Brugger took third with a magnificently focused wildlife snap of cheetah cubs in the Kgalagadi. Not how crisp the subjects are in comparison to background, helping the animals ‘pop’.

Seyms Brugger won third prize in our September 2013 Image Club competition

Photographer Seyms Brugger, Boksburg

Camera Canon EOS 1DX

Lens Canon, focal length 600mm

Settings f9 at 1/2000 sec, ISO 640

Fourth Prize

“Pleasant and very simple,”  is how Morris captured our fourth image by Di Smith. This is an unusual angle for a Cape Town vista, and the uniform blue with glittery reflections makes for a highly engaging shot. Morris noted the possibility that “the sky could be cropped out so that the image becomes letterbox panorama-style, and the protruding cliff on the right impinges on the overall balance”.

Di Smith won fourth prize in our September 2013 Image Club competition

Photographer Di Smith, Cape Town

Camera Canon G12

Lens Canon 6-30mm

Settings f4.5 at 1/1250 sec, ISO 80

How to Enter

Think you can do better? Have you got a couple travel pics of the countryside that you’d like to share with us? Then head over to our Image Club entry form and throw your hat in the ring. Who knows? You might just be our next winner.

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