“What you choose also chooses you.”
― Kamand Kojouri
Commencing June 2020 the image shown in Photo of the Month will be selected from all submissions from the weekly competitions at the Tina Conyard Photography Group page on Facebook. The image will also receive comments on why it has been chosen.
November 2020 – Stones
By Jacqueline Cutting
This image was Jacqueline’s entry in the weekly competition which had the chosen theme of ‘Stones’. The photo appeals to me in two ways, one is for the way in which there is such a stark contrast to the straight lines of the mesh against the odd shapes of the stones behind, and secondly I love the way in which this picture tells a story of the involvement of local children who have created some of the stones incorporating various patterns in with natural stones which together with the mesh forms the sea wall in Whitstable, Kent. This picture certainly yells a story. Thank you Jacqueline.
October 2020 – Spooky By Betsy Holman
This image was Betsy’s entry in the weekly competition which had the chosen theme of ‘Spooky’. I believe that sometimes less is more. I like the way in which Betsy has captured the darkest atmosphere with the lights glimmering through the cut out sections of the pumpkin. This photo tells a story, from the fun had by all when carving the pumpkin, to choosing appropriate lights for its inside and then waiting for night time so that it becomes transformed into this scary alive looking face. Well done Betsy!
September 2020 – Happy Memories
by Natasha King
This image was Natasha’s entry in the weekly competition which had the chosen theme of ‘Happy Memories’. This photo is the epitome of happiness and captures such a carefree time that most of us can relate to in our own childhood. Technically I find it pleasing that all of the children are in sharp focus as they jump in the air…well done. I love that your picture tells a story and I can imagine the fun day had by all.
August 2020 – Red By Neil Donovan
This image was Neil’s entry in the weekly competition which had the chosen theme of ‘Red’. I have chosen this photo for several reasons. I like the depth of field that has been created around the red flower, this makes it stand out more. The detail captured on the flower is superb. The flower appears to take on the form of a face which gives it life and character which I find extremely pleasing. Thank you for sharing this photo Neil.
July 2020 – Water
by Una Catley
This image was Una’s entry in the weekly competition which had the chosen theme of ‘Water’. I have chosen this photo for several reasons. The way in which the light catches and bounces off the water creates a bright abundance of pure energy which reflects in the sheer delight and anticipation of the individual who’s happiness is apparent. I love the contrast of the person’s silhouette against the sparkling backdrop of the sea. This image is vibrant and pleases me technically and aesthetically. Thank you for sharing Una.
June 2020 – Reflections
by Richard Conyard
This image was Richard’s second entry in the weekly competition which had the chosen theme of ‘Reflections’. Its description was ‘Venice, Zaterre reflected in a hotel doorway’. I picked this image for several reasons, the main one being that the glimpse seen of Zaterre made me feel excited and intrigued, I felt as though I wanted to explore buildings and wander within the canals and alleys of Venice. Technically I think the photo is cleverly taken and very sharp. It is at an angle which makes you feel as though you are looking out of a door rather than seeing a reflection. The omission of people pollution definitely adds to the capture. Thank you for sharing Richard.
May 2020 – Shadow & Light by Stephen King
Stephens image was also the winner of the week based on the theme ‘Shadow and Light’. I chose this from the many photos that had been entered in the weekly competitions on the Facebook Group Page for several reasons. The photo has been taken in brilliant sunshine that has been totally blocked in the image by the cheeky stance of the girl standing on the wall, a few inches either way would have created a completely different illusion. The selected framing of the image emphasises shadow and light in such a wonderfully pleasing way. The ‘two thirds’ rule has worked magically depicting blackness against the brilliance of the sun behind the child. All in all an absolute stunner… thank you
May 2020 – Friendship
April 2020 – Roses are Red