APOY 2012 Round 6 Results – Exploring the City

The results are in for the sixth round of APOY.

Ian Ewing, of Plymouth in Devon, is the winner of our
Exploring the City round of APOY 2012. Ian will receive a Samsung NX20 with
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, a Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Ultra Wide pancake lens, a
Samsung 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens and a 16GB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total
of £1,446.99.

The NX20 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 and a top shutter speed of 1/8000sec, while the ISO range of
100-12,800 lets you take high-speed photos. 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 settings.

Our second-placed winner is Alf Bailey, from Ellesmere Port
in the Wirral. Alf will receive a Samsung WB850F compact camera and a 16GB SDHC
Plus memory card, worth a total of £348.99. The WB850F travel compact has a
16-million-pixel, BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor to help reduce image
noise, and a 21x optical zoom lens (23-483mm equivalent). The Samsung WB850F
also has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, so users can email photos or share them
on social network sites quickly and easily.


Jay Heiser, from Virginia in the USA, finished third and
wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card. wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card.

1st Ian Ewing, Devon 48pts
Canon EOS 550D, 55mm, 1/160sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

‘Brunel in the Mist’

Judges say: ‘This epic image stood out immediately due to its bold, dramatic atmosphere, as well as its strong subject matter. The boat in the left-hand corner is a beautiful compositional and narrative touch. A really great job.’

2nd Alf Bailey, The Wirral 47pts
Nikon D700, 24-70mm,  1/2000sec at f/4, ISO 400

Building and bike

Judges say: ‘Alf has fallen upon a great simple subject here. As with Ian’s shot the narrative possibility of what we’re seeing is a real plus point and the strong use of monochrome adds much to the overall image.’

3rd Jay Heiser, USA 46pts
Canon EOS 50D, 17-55mm, 1/20sec at f/18, ISO 800

Row of balconies, Tokyo, Japan

Judges say: ‘This striking graphic shot gets a little closer to the subject matter than our previous two images, and succeeds due to its excellent use of colour and shape. A visually appealing and interesting image.’

Top 50 entries for this round: 

  • 1 Ian Ewing 48pts
  • 2 Alf Bailey 47pts
  • 3 Jay Heiser 46pts
  • 4 Adrian Sadlier 45pts
  • 5 Andrew Blake 44pts
  • 5 Paul Swinney 44pts
  • 7 Dan Deakin 43pts
  • 7 Maria Townsend 43pts
  • 9 Dusica Paripovic 42pts
  • 10 Johnnie Rogers 41pts
  • 11 Nathaniel Gonzales 40pts
  • 11 Jose Souto 40pts
  • 11 Charles Spencer 40pts
  • 14 Carol Enciso 39pts
  • 14 Roberto Pavic 39pts
  • 16 Abdul Cader 38pts
  • 16 Bertrand Chombart 38pts
  • 18 Eleanor Seager 36pts
  • 18 Nino Cannizzaro 35pts
  • 20 Alan Gwynn 35pts
  • 21 Tony Cooper 34pts
  • 21 Diogo Ferreira 34pts
  • 21 Diogo Ferreira 34pts
  • 21 Tony Cooper 34pts
  • 25 David Meredith 33pts
  • 26 Eden Breitz 32pts
  • 26 Eric Emmerson 32pts
  • 28 Eddie Bairstow 31pts
  • 29 Ashley Field 30pts
  • 30 Stephen Birch 29pts
  • 30 Morris Conlan 29pts
  • 32 Pawel Pentlinowski 28pts
  • 33 John Chesham 27pts
  • 33 Lorraine Heaysman 27pts
  • 35 Pat Burns 26pts
  • 35 Dewi Williams 26pts
  • 37 Jay Hawkins 25pts
  • 38 Richard Craze 24pts
  • 38 Claire Cooper 24pts
  • 38 Dominic Walter 24pts
  • 41 Grace Sow 22pts
  • 41 Stephen Gilbert 22pts
  • 43 Brian Gale 21pts
  • 43 Nanne Springer 21pts
  • 45 Norman Smith 20pts
  • 46 George Fisk 19pts
  • 46 Charlie Jobson 19pts
  • 48 John Hart 18pts
  • 49 Hugo Corbett 17pts
  • 49 Roger Turley 17pts
  • 50 Teddy Duran 16pts
  • 50 Andrew Wood 16pts

View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery

See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.

Results and Rounds APOY 2012

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