Sunday, September 18, 2022

Photo competition -what should I enter?

 Every year, the moorers' association at Ventnor marina has a photo competition.  Each member can submit one photo which is then judged by all the other members who can make one choice of a winner. I can't remember what the prize is, probably not an all expenses paid round the world trip, more likely a can of stern tube grease or something like that.   The only rule of entry is that your photo should be waterways related, and of course taken by yourself.

I can't remember who won last year but it wasn't me. 

So, I thought maybe you can help me by choosing one from my short list of my photos from this year.  Actually I don't think I've got a winner this year either, but it's good to take part, so here are the best I can find.  Remember that this will be judged by ordinary folk like you and me, so technical perfection isn't the criterion. It's probably more an emotional thing.

Sunsets are a bit corny, but people do seem to like them, so here are some. Probably best if you click on them to see them bigger if you have a bigger screen than a phone.

1. Taken at the moorings below Napton locks.  The cattle on the horizon are what prompted me.

2. Taken a couple of miles north of Braunston on the N Oxford.  It's the reflection on the water I like.

3. Or from the same spot but a few minutes earlier. Again it's the reflections taht do it.

4. Now for something completely different.  Hawkesbury

5. Or this one of our marina entrance in March

6.  Night time pub

That's about it I think.  As I said, I don't think any are good enough to win, but I'd like to send in the best one.  I notice they don't look nearly so good when blog  size, but that's how the judges will probably see them. Having seen them this size I think I have a favourite, but I'd love to know what you think. All comments welcome.

PS re my previous post - a simple statistic: 

Herbie blog 157 hits last week.  
Narrowboat Vlog by Ben and Amy 2 weeks ago 13K views.

Ten years ago Herbie was getting about 150 hits on a good  day.

I have to be satisfied being niche!


Adam said...

2 or 3. I think I would definitely go for 3 if it didn’t have the tiller in it.

Giles said...

3. It's the tiller what wins it.

Sarah said...

I like 5 - and it's marina-specific, which should count for something!

Anonymous said...

I like 5 as well xx

nb Bonjour said...

2 does it for me, good sky

Anonymous said...

3 for me. Pip

Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

I'm a sucker for sunsets, so 1 or 2 for me.

All beautiful photos, by the way!

Cheers, Marilyn

Jo said...

number 3. its all about the sky and reflections. Jo

Jo said...

Sorry. Thrown by the numbering/order. Should have been number 2 picture. Jo

Vallypee said...

I think 2 has it. Wonderful light, lovely reflections, fabulous atmosphere and a beautiful image.