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Meticulous Maneuvers

Second Place - Machines

 

I got brave and entered five photos into the

Coconino County Fair Photo Competition.

Of my five entries, I received two first

place ribbons, and two second place

ribbons for their categories.

 

The top image is of the RAF Red Arrows

performing at the Blackpool Air Show -

so, over the Irish Sea.  Personally, though

I would rather have seen the below image

win a ribbon - which it didn't.  It was taken

on the path leading beside Rydal Water &

up to the Rydal Cave, in The Lake District

 

photoblog image Ambleside 2016 2.jpg

Meticulous Maneuvers

Second Place - Machines

 

I got brave and entered five photos into the

Coconino County Fair Photo Competition.

Of my five entries, I received two first

place ribbons, and two second place

ribbons for their categories.

 

The top image is of the RAF Red Arrows

performing at the Blackpool Air Show -

so, over the Irish Sea.  Personally, though

I would rather have seen the below image

win a ribbon - which it didn't.  It was taken

on the path leading beside Rydal Water &

up to the Rydal Cave, in The Lake District

 

photoblog image Ambleside 2016 2.jpg

comments (13)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 28 Sep 2017, 00:06
Très jolie image de ces avions.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Sep 2017, 00:35
Both very good, Elizabeth, and I prefer the second shot...but, I am not the judge! smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Ray! I do too - but the landscape category had A LOT of entries... so I had a lot more competition in that one! smile
Congratulations Elizabeth--four out of five is great!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Larry! I was pretty pleased!
Top shot is very good, Ell', especially considering the difficulties when and where you took it from! The second one is really good, I don't know how that didn't get something, though it was in a very popular category.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Frank! I know it wasn't your favorite, but I guess it worked! I do wish that landscape had gotten a place... maybe next time! Thank you, My Love!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Sep 2017, 06:39
These are both very fine images indeed Ellie, contrasting but both delightful
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Sep 2017, 07:01
Oh, these are wonderful, excellent images! The below image had deserved to win a ribbon, too.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Sep 2017, 07:16
The top picture is such a happy composition, Elizabeth, with the modern aircraft and the medieaval towers
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Sep 2017, 07:19
That is an excellent shot of these planes doing their daring manoeuvres Elizabeth.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Sep 2017, 07:42
That;s the thing with photography judges; they don't always make the right decision. I remember you telling me that you saw the airshow from the top of a car park!. I like the balance wit the two church towers.

I immediately knew the location for he second shot; what beautiful light; I love the way it lights the wall and the seat.
I like both pictures very much Elizabeth. Your capture of the Red Arrows is excellent and from a totally different viewpoint than one usually sees. Of course I know where the landscape is, I walked through there in July on a dull Sunday afternoon! Landscape is the most popular category for competitions, followed closely by Natural History, and for me the lower two thirds is very good indeed but the flare from the Sun is a touch overpowering and keeps drawing the eye away from the beautiful base of the picture so that might be why the judge didn't pick it for an award. I don't agree with Alan about the judge always picking the wrong images for awards, having seen and listened to them for over 47 years now I know that another judge almost certainly would have picked different images for the awards according to their own likes and dislikes and even their own temperament on the day. Sorry if I seem to be wearing my camera club hat but as this series is of competitive images I feel inclined to look at them in that fashion and I really think you have done very well with 4 placings out of 5 entries.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Brian - I really appreciate your critique and photo club point of view! I don't know that I'll enter again, I probably will. But it was certainly a fun experience to see my photos on the wall among other really lovely images.
I like the top shot a lot! The second is like from a dream which does almost seem unreal. Gorgeous though.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Mary! I'm glad you do.
The second is pretty much straight out of the camera... I was amazed when I saw it - it was my first day back in England last fall, everything about that day was Magical, as you can imagine - and then... this! smile
Either one could have won, Elizabeth - judges might have though that the shadows were a bit too deep on the second one.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Tom - you could be right!
Definitely "carme diem" take the moment, good
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Claudio! We do our best, don't we! smile

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