2021-04 Results

Category Name Firstname Lastname Club Star Rating Title AWARD Judge's Narrative
NATURE Rory Baker B-HONORS Rhino 34 qnd 35 SILVER  
NATURE Rory Baker B-HONORS Elephant 14 SILVER  
MONO Cheryl Callanan 5STAR Moses Mabhida Stadium SILVER  
OPEN Cheryl Callanan 5STAR Dhowl at anchor SILVER  
OUTING Cheryl Callanan 5STAR Durban traders SILVER Lovely concept. If more time had been spent on post editing to "dehaze" the beach scene & lighten the shadows of the street traders, image would have scored higher.
SET SUBJECT Cheryl Callanan 5STAR Mocambique SILVER Nice cloud reflections in the sand. If there was more colour contrast, this may improve a rather "flat" image. 
OUTING Peter Charter 4STAR Little Covid Bandits GOLD Great close-up portrait, with main subject nice and sharp.
OUTING Peter Charter 4STAR Grey street salon SILVER Catchy portrayal of barbershop. Exposure could have been adjusted as occupants too dark & passing pedestrian blown out. Composition would have been improved with full signage in view.
OUTING Peter Charter 4STAR The other photo squad MERIT Apt shot of "the other photo squad" Ticks all the boxes.
OUTING Peter Charter 4STAR Metrosexual dude in the window GOLD Great for spotting this relic of the past. Well executed.
SET SUBJECT Peter Charter 4STAR Rain coming in over Durban SILVER Lovely approaching clouds. The image is a bit dark and would do well with a bit of lightening on the sand and the vegetation in post processing. The dog in the image is distracting.
SET SUBJECT Peter Charter 4STAR Yellow Sunrise  GOLD The brilliant yellow of the sun has been well handled against the heavy clouds & the ships & fishing boats add interest.
NATURE Shan Charter 4STAR Spot the Tick GOLD  
NATURE Shan Charter 4STAR Carpet of Light SILVER  
NATURE Shan Charter 4STAR Morning Mountains SILVER  
SET SUBJECT Ishbel Cowan 3STAR Beautiful Berg SILVER A first class foreground, showing the milky water & pin sharp rocks. Sadly, the sky has downgraded the image, due to post editing problems on the right & spots on the left.
SET SUBJECT Ishbel Cowan 3STAR Cape Bay BRONZE Composition is good. Love the cloud formation.
Unfortunately the entire image appears out of focus.
SET SUBJECT Ishbel Cowan 3STAR Shades of Grey GOLD Pleasing to the eye. Hazy mountains spectacular, providing a good backdrop. I would suggest lightening the foreground a little as the trees are a bit dark.  Composition will be improved without centrallly placed shrub in the foreground.
SET SUBJECT Ishbel Cowan 3STAR True Blue SILVER Good lighting on the white water, shows detail.   Would like to have seen a more expansive picture.
CREATIVE Wendy Freer P-HONORS Grove of gums SILVER Love the blurring effect & the colours are stunning.  There appears to be a few marks on the top left & be careful of dust spots over the entire image.                                         
NATURE Wendy Freer P-HONORS Bathing MERIT  
OPEN Wendy Freer P-HONORS Mountain stream BRONZE  
SET SUBJECT Wendy Freer P-HONORS Mountain recession MERIT Altogether a rewarding image. Love the lone tree. Well done.
OPEN Dianne HALL 3STAR King vulture portrait NO AWARD  
OPEN Dianne HALL 3STAR Enjoying the sun NO AWARD  
OPEN Dianne HALL 3STAR Beware of damage NO AWARD  
OUTING Dianne HALL 3STAR City over view SILVER Tells a story. Would have scored higher if photo had been straightened in post processing.
OUTING Dianne HALL 3STAR Space over here BRONZE Not an inspiring picture. Exposure rather bright and passengers all facing away from camera.
SET SUBJECT Dianne HALL 3STAR Water has gone again NOT JUDGED  
OPEN Gerald Hall 3STAR Result of cored bolts BRONZE  
OPEN Gerald Hall 3STAR Joint preperation NO AWARD  
OUTING Gerald Hall 3STAR So much fruit SILVER Nice & sharp. However the picture would benefit from a tighter crop on the right up to the concrete pillar. Also by adjusting the shadows & highlights in post editing, the expressions on the faces will be more visible.
OUTING Gerald Hall 3STAR What a display SILVER A good idea that has not paid dividends. The author  has endeavoured to fit too much into this image.
SET SUBJECT Gerald Hall 3STAR Almost finished training NOT JUDGED  
SET SUBJECT Gerald Hall 3STAR Fruit stall NOT JUDGED  
OPEN Brigitte Jordaan 5STAR Southern Whitefaced Owl SILVER  
OPEN Brigitte Jordaan 5STAR Senegal Parrot SILVER  
OPEN Brigitte Jordaan 5STAR Phoenix GOLD  
OPEN Brigitte Jordaan 5STAR Lulu SILVER  
OUTING Brigitte Jordaan 5STAR Juma Mosque MERIT A good architectural capture. Pleasing to the eye.
SET SUBJECT Brigitte Jordaan 5STAR Durban Skyline MERIT Love the hazy view of Durban with the lone fisherman. Great composition.
OPEN Marshall Lambert 1STAR Fire on the Mountain GOLD  
OPEN Marshall Lambert 1STAR Mathieu  GOLD  
SET SUBJECT Marshall Lambert 1STAR silhouette SILVER Good silhouette line. Perhaps a tighter crop of the foreground to eliminate too much black would favour the composition. Adjusting the levels would improve the colours of the sky. A thin grey border is also suggested.
SET SUBJECT Marshall Lambert 1STAR Central Berg GOLD Composition good with the layered colours of the scenery. A crop of both the uninteresting sky & the yellow foreground may enhance this image & give it a broader effect.
SET SUBJECT Marshall Lambert 1STAR The Red Desert SILVER Interesting land formation. It appears that this image was taken from a high level. Perhaps the composition could have been improved upon if taken in landscape mode.
SET SUBJECT Marshall Lambert 1STAR Monteseel GOLD Pleasing panoramic vista,enhanced by moody skies. Would like to see more of the valley foreground.
NATURE Mary Landsberg 3STAR Bird on a Wire GOLD  
NATURE Mary Landsberg 3STAR Warthog eating SILVER  
OUTING Mary Landsberg 3STAR Point Ruins GOLD Well handled image. Street sweeper livens up the scene.
OUTING Mary Landsberg 3STAR Durban RickSha Bus SILVER Bus in focus, but a bit too tightly cropped. Would  like to have seen more of the surrounds.
SET SUBJECT Mary Landsberg 3STAR Estuary Sunset GOLD A wonderful sunset shot of the Estuary. The last rays of the sun on the water appeals. The darkness of the vegetation, in this instance, does not detract.
NATURE Maxime Lenferna de la Motte 2STAR European Roller GOLD  
NATURE Maxime Lenferna de la Motte 2STAR Cooling Drink SILVER  
NATURE Maxime Lenferna de la Motte 2STAR Scouts on Lookout BRONZE  
NATURE Maxime Lenferna de la Motte 2STAR Dirty Harry BRONZE  
NATURE Keith Marallich 5STAR Peek a Boo GOLD  
NATURE Keith Marallich 5STAR Orange Breasted Sunbird SILVER  
NATURE Keith Marallich 5STAR Golden Breasted Bunting SILVER  
NATURE Keith Marallich 5STAR Golden Lion GOLD  
NATURE Alta Neethling 2STAR Green winged Pytilia SILVER  
NATURE Alta Neethling 2STAR Come play with me BRONZE  
NATURE Alta Neethling 2STAR Giraffe   SILVER  
OPEN Alta Neethling 2STAR Umhlanga light house  BRONZE  
SET SUBJECT Alta Neethling 2STAR Early morning Umfoloze SILVER Well captured mist in the valley. More contrast applied to the sky would improve definition in the clouds. Recommend a closer crop of the foreground bushes..
NATURE Merle Prinsloo 2STAR Swan on Thrupp Lake SILVER  
NATURE Merle Prinsloo 2STAR Blossoms GOLD  
NATURE Merle Prinsloo 2STAR Green shoots SILVER  
OPEN Merle Prinsloo 2STAR Woodland trees NO AWARD  
OPEN Merle Prinsloo 2STAR Pathway BRONZE  
OPEN Merle Prinsloo 2STAR bridge SILVER  
NATURE Heide Smallwood G-HONORS helmeted Guineafowl SILVER  
NATURE Heide Smallwood G-HONORS great catch SILVER  
NATURE Heide Smallwood G-HONORS Natal Robin SILVER  
OPEN Heide Smallwood G-HONORS green pastures SILVER  
SET SUBJECT Heide Smallwood G-HONORS on the rocks SILVER Portrays a fine winter's morning. The fisherman however, has little detail & the rocks in the foreground are too dark.
NATURE Fred Turck 3STAR Golden Orb Weaver GOLD  
OPEN Fred Turck 3STAR Hout Bay Sentinel BRONZE  
OPEN Fred Turck 3STAR Durban Beaches GOLD  
OUTING Fred Turck 3STAR Street Clothes GOLD Well captured, portraying a typical street scene.
OUTING Fred Turck 3STAR Colourful House MERIT Colours vivid, sharpness good. Well spotted.
SET SUBJECT Fred Turck 3STAR Cloudscape MERIT The converging lines of beach & pier together with  a most unusual bank of clouds make an attractive  composition. The human element adds interest to this image. Pleasing, well done
NATURE Sandy van Heerden 4STAR Snack time SILVER  
NATURE Sandy van Heerden 4STAR Nectar Time GOLD  
OPEN Sandy van Heerden 4STAR Lego Car GOLD  
OUTING Sandy van Heerden 4STAR Ricksha Bus SILVER Spotted just in time. Pity the bus was in shadow.
SET SUBJECT Sandy van Heerden 4STAR Approaching Storm MERIT Well composed peaceful rural scene. Horses add an interesting element. Great result.
SET SUBJECT Sandy van Heerden 4STAR Beautiful day MERIT The flimsy cloud reflections add dimension to this beautiful scene. Exposure spot on. Well done.
NATURE Brian Williams 4STAR Forest canopy BRONZE  
OPEN Brian Williams 4STAR Flower  Perfume GOLD  
OPEN Brian Williams 4STAR The Kings Own BRONZE  
OPEN Brian Williams 4STAR Smokey match GOLD  
SET SUBJECT Brian Williams 4STAR Tugela Landscape GOLD Lovely view of Tugela meandering to the sea. As the colours in the image appear a bit flat, try adding a bit more ontrast / saturation & the result should be pleasing.
NATURE Mark Zunckel 3STAR Goslings at sunset SILVER  
NATURE Mark Zunckel 3STAR Reflections SILVER  
SET SUBJECT Mark Zunckel 3STAR Lake Naverone sunset MERIT Beautiful panoramic scene, showing a  vast expanse of the Berg. The warm colours of the sky & the limited reflections add great impact to this image.
SET SUBJECT Mark Zunckel 3STAR Berg landscape MERIT Great composition, well seen. Good lighting for time of day.
SET SUBJECT Mark Zunckel 3STAR Long way to go MERIT Human subject in perfect position to take in the beauty of this mountain scenery. Good composition.
SET SUBJECT Sharon Zunckel 3STAR Moody Sky GOLD A generally good landscape image. The colours of the grasses in the foreground & the protruding jetty add substance.  Interesting sky.
SET SUBJECT Sharon Zunckel 3STAR Across the Lake GOLD A great effort overall. You will find that by adjusting the shadows & highlights slightly, will make this image "pop".
SET SUBJECT Sharon Zunckel 3STAR Lake View MERIT A great image. The foreground adds value to the picture. Try tweaking the shadows & highlights to improve the overall effect.
SET SUBJECT Sharon Zunckel 3STAR Lillie Pond SILVER Although aesthetically pleasing, the scene is rather busy.
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