APOY 2012 Round 9 – Forests and Woodland
The results are in for the nineth round of APOY.
Waite, of Kendal in Cumbria, is the winner of our Great Outdoors round of APOY
2012. Ian will receive a Samsung NX210 with 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, Samsung
30mm f/2, Samsung 20mm f/2.8 and Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Ultra Wide lenses, plus a
16GB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total of £1,595.99. The NX210 is an
advanced compact system camera with a 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C CMOS sensor. It
has 8fps continuous shooting, built-in Wi-Fi for email, social networking and
transfer, and an ISO range of 100-12,800 that lets you take high-speed photos
even in low light. Samsung’s slender, all-purpose i-Function 16mm lens offers great
versatility, with quick and easy one-touch access to all your camera’s manual
Our second-placed winner is Our
second-placed winner is Sirsendu Gayen, of West Bengal in India, who will
receive a Samsung WB850F compact camera and a 16GB SDHC Plus memory card, worth
a total of £348.99. The Samsung WB850F’s 16-million-pixel BSI CMOS sensor helps
to reduce image noise and distortion, even in low-light conditions. The WB850F
also features a 21x optical zoom lens (23-483mm equivalent).
McDonnell, of Stevenston in North Ayrshire, finished third in the round and
wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card.
1st Ian Waite, Cumbria 45pts
Canon EOS-1, 24-105mm, 1/60sec at f/4, Kodak Gold ISO 200
Keswick, Lake District
Judges say: ‘It wasn’t easy picking a
winner this round, considering the strength of our top three, but Ian just
pipped it with his atmospheric image. The contrast of light and dark is
haunting and beautiful in equal measure.
2nd Sirsendu Gayen, India 44pts
Nikon D80, 12-24mm, 1/40sec at f/4.5, ISO 125
Judges say: ‘Forests and woodlands are full of possibilities
and here Sirsendu has used the monochrome,
mist and a mysterious figure to create a contained sense of narrative
3rd Brian McDonnell,North Ayrshire 43pts
Nikon D80, 18-135mm
Judges say: ‘Sometimes the most
captivating images are the most simple. This shot from Brian makes use of
vibrant natural colour and subtle vignetting to draw attention to the subject.’
Top 50 entries for this round:
View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery
See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.
In association with Samsung and Jessops