Recently I entered a competition over on photocrowd.com that was sponsored by Light & Land, a well known Photography workshop company and Fotospeed, suppliers of high quality papers and Inks. It was a landscape competition and none other than Charlie Waite would choose his winning images. Well to cut a long story short he choose my image in 2nd place and wrote a nice critique on it which I’ve copied and pasted below. My prize for coming 2nd a free Light & Land one day workshop of my choice.
“Out of confusion has come a sense of order. The warm reeds in the foreground pick up other warm areas within the main body of the photograph, providing linkage between foreground and background. Everything is set against a magenta, pink backcloth which leaks into the foreground via the water and the join between background and water is invisible. At first glance the image is flat and at second glance it has far greater depth. The steely grey of the trunks suits the overall colour palette and the vivid splatters of green enliven the trees” – Charlie Waite