APOY 2012 Round 9 – Forests and Woodland

The results are in for the nineth round of APOY.

, 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).

, 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

Lingsey morning

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
and tension.’

3rd Brian McDonnell
,North Ayrshire 43pts

Nikon D80, 18-135mm

Autumn path

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:

  • 1 Ian Waite 45pts
  • 2 Sirsendu Gayen 44pts
  • 3 Brian McDonnell 43pts
  • 4 Keith Aggett 42pts
  • 4 Andrzej Bochenski 42pts
  • 4 Brett Gardner 42pts
  • 4 Ceri Jones 42pts
  • 8 Dan Deakin 41pts
  • 9 Charles Spencer 40pts
  • 10 Bill Johnston 39pts
  • 10 James Mills 39pts
  • 12 Julia Baverstock 38pts
  • 12 Patrick Mills 38pts
  • 14 Derek Hansen 37pts
  • 14 Gary Telford 37pts
  • 16 Andrew Blake 36pts
  • 16 Andrew Faulk 36pts
  • 18 James Ng 35pts
  • 19 Tony Goodger 34pts
  • 20 Scott Hills 33pts
  • 21 Bulgakov Alexandr 32pts
  • 21 Stefano Pedroni 32pts
  • 23 Richard Craze 31pts
  • 23 Derek Toon 31pts
  • 25 Gerry Boyle 30pts
  • 26 Sophie Shaw 29pts
  • 27 Dan Ling 28pts
  • 27 Jonathan Trim 28pts
  • 29 Dominic Burdon 27pts
  • 30 William Richardson 26pts
  • 31 Chris Roll 25pts
  • 32 Bill McKenzie 24pts
  • 33 Adrian Limani 23pts
  • 33 John McCann 23pts
  • 35 Mark Massey 22pts
  • 36 Anatoliy Nuzhin 21pts
  • 37 Jim Cullen 20pts
  • 37 Stephen Jenkins 20pts
  • 39 João Domingues 19pts
  • 40 Georgios Digalakis 18pts
  • 41 Joe Branagan 17pts
  • 42 Arjhelle Dianne Adato 16pts
  • 42 Rebecca Anderson 16pts
  • 42 Kim Benson 16pts
  • 42 Raymond Bridges 16pts
  • 42 Yuhymuk Sergiy Forest 16pts
  • 42 Stefan Gorbey 16pts
  • 42 Ryan McDonald 16pts
  • 49 Kevin Nutter 15pts
  • 49 Andy Secombe 15pts

View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery

See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.

Results and Rounds APOY 2012

In association with Samsung and Jessops