“Patience is a virtue”
This was my entry, a top 12 finalist and ultimately, the winning photograph, in the recent competition on the topic of people in The 8th Digital Lightroom competition. Perhaps you saw this photo before when I posted it last year: Patience is a virtue.
I tweaked it a little for this competition.
For me, one of the key motivating factors to enter this contest was the fact that David Penprase would judge the competition and provide a critique for each of the finalists. His many achievements as a professional photographer include:
1986 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society
1990 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Winner of Numerous awards including 5 gold medals in the London Salon of Photography.
” ..there was some really interesting work entered into the competition. It was a difficult choice and there were many not shortlisted that were extremely worthy entries. In any genre it is extremely difficult to surprise the viewer and there is within my choices those types of images that we have seen depicted in a similar way before. However, importantly, the authors have in my opinion placed their individual style and approach either at the taking stage or by interpretation at post capture or, in some cases, both. My congratulations go to all the participants.” David Penprase
In particular, of my photograph, David Penprase said:
“Terrific candid shot, wonderful tonal range, great composition. Wonderful use of differential focus. First rate.”
My sincerest thanks to David Penprase and to the team at the Digital Lightroom for the opportunity to have my photography professionally critiqued. My congratulations to the other finalists, and my deepest thanks to everyone who voted for me. And last but not least, thank you to Topaz Labs for the very generous prize.
This is the fourth time I’ve entered The Digital Lightroom competition, and the third time I’ve reached the finals. My other 2 finalist photos are: