The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Photographic 'Judge': July 2016
We are pleased to announce that the 'June' winner of our Tattenhall Online photographic competition is the entry of the Water Vole featured to the right which was taken at Tattenhall Marina.
Our judges thought that the 'June' entries were exceptional and that it was a very close call. Remember, they have the capacity to get 'behind' the photograph in a way that we cannot necessarily see on the screen.
In their opinion, the Water Vole entry was selected because it was sharp just where it counted, namely the head, whiskers and claws. The subject was in good focus and dominated the entire screen.
That said, the photograph of the Heron was highly commended together with its reflection and the Woodpecker too (notoriouly difficult to photograph), though each were marginally out of focus on the heads apparently — well that's what the judges tell me — don't shoot the messenger as they say! It was felt that the black and white entry fitted the mood perfectly (with continuing rain) and was a very interesting composition but that greater definition was required on the black (particularly the girl's dress) i.e. it was too black. The fungus photograph too was an interesting composition but also needed to dominate the entire screen to avoid areas of greenery becoming out of focus. All in all, it was felt that this was very good set of entries — well done to everyone!
So, our winner will be receiving her £20 voucher to spend in the Spar Store shortly — thanks to Thom Morton for his continued sponsorship in this respect.
Keep your entries coming in for July — rules apply (see previous news stories using the toolbar in this respect).
'Good Luck' to you all.
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