View Full Version : Winner Chosen - April 2013 - Admin's choice - Image of the month

05-09-2013, 04:23 PM
Hi members,

In case you are new around here this is where the Admin (me) chooses one excellent photo each month from all the photos nominated by other members during that month in the Member's monthly choice forum (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/members-monthly-choice/20071-april-2013-nominate-another-members-photo-here.html).

Just so it's clear, the photo I choose is not necessarily the best one of the month. I've come to realize it's not really logical to pit images from totally different genres against each other. That's why there are categories in photo contests.

My goal is to simply choose an excellent photo and talk about why I think it rocks. This month was another crazy hard month though as the nominations from different genres were of very high quality.

This month's choice is Coloured Rocks (Spittle Beach Northumberland, England) (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/show-your-photo-color-landscape-nature-flowers-mountains-storms-etc/20112-coloured-rocks-spittle-beach-northumberland-england.html) by kevinobrien

I chose this image for a few reasons:

1 - Shutter speed - Use of long exposure - I quite like the misty blur of water in the foreground along with the deeper blue blur in the background. This is due to a long exposure on a tripod which adds a lovely mood and feel.

2- Composition - I like the different 'layers' in this image - The sand, white rocks, misty water, dark rocks, blue rocks. I also dig the 'interplay' of the white foreground rock against the darker midground rock.

3 - Colour Palette - Colour palette is nice and warm with some nice juxtaposition with the cooler background water.

For all these reasons, this is my choice for image of the month. Since we all have opinions, some members may disagree with my choice. That's cool but THIS thread is not the place for debate over my pick, NOR is it the place to further critique the image. The purpose here is to suggest strong elements in the photo that we may learn from.

Congrats kevinobrien!

05-09-2013, 08:29 PM
Well done Kevin...congrats!

05-10-2013, 10:00 AM
Really beautiful shot, Kevin--Well deserved!

05-10-2013, 02:12 PM
Beautiful! I, apparently, have been missing too much time with the forum. I don't even remember seeing this image last month but I'm glad I got to see it here!

05-10-2013, 03:57 PM

05-10-2013, 05:46 PM
Congratulations Kevin. It is a nice shot indeed.

Matt K.
05-10-2013, 07:43 PM
Congratulations Kevin. It is a nice shot indeed.

I second that whole heartedly

Mad Aussie
06-24-2013, 04:55 PM
Just reviewing the Admin's Choice's this year seeing as I haven't been around much.

Well done Kevin.