October Subject

A very BIG thank you to Pete Longworth for his amazing job as this months judge – we really appreciate you taking the time to give us some feedback Pete! Every little bit helps!

You can check out some of Pete’s amazing talent here!

Comments from Pete – “This was really enjoyable to be part of. Congratulations to everyone for their creativity and talents. There is some really inspiring pieces here. Thank you for letting me be part of it all : )”

“Vase” by Gail Preston
Comments from Pete – “Colour, lines, abstract, goodness. Wouldn’t have a clue what it is without the title, and I like that. Would love to see this subject explored with different light, all kinds of different light, just to see how it affects the depth and colour. “

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“Drawing Pins” by Ann Thomas
Comments from Pete – “Super creative. Simply idea. Highly effective. Love the colour, the square crop and the vignette. Also feel the chosen depth of field is just right! Would love to see this with a greater play of light.”

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“Kells Keys” by Kelle Clark

Kells Keys

“Fungus” by Jeffery Morley


“Tangelo” by Katrina Davis WINNER
Comments from Pete – “Fantastic job of bringing drama to an everyday piece of fruit! Really appreciate the study of light and the unique perspective. The complementary colours work well. Would reduce the exposure slightly on the tangelo.”


“Fish Fountain” by Kate Oram
ISO200 – f8.0 – 1/250


“Pencils” by Allison West
This shot was inspired something I see daily at work – pencil shavings. After years of trying to sweep them off the floor and desks I decided to channel my hatred for them into creativity 😉
Shot on Canon 60D, f/5.6, 1/100sec., ISO1600
Comments from Pete – “Replacing hatred with creativity… you win on every level! The image makes me joyfully nostalgic. The dark background and the backlighting, it all strongly draws the attention to the colour and texture.”


“Antzilla” by Rudi Bronkhorst


“Eye on the Ship” by Nick Clark
Before we went on our cruise I tried to come up with a different perspective of our cruise ship from all the other passengers taking photos. I used my new close up lens and the reflection in my wife’s beautiful eye. Canon 550d, f18, ISO 1600, 1/80th second and a tripod.
Comments from Pete – “Incredible example of The Art of Seeing. The postproduction feels a touch overdone for my flavour, but I absolutely love the concept. I would reduce the saturation slightly and feather the edges of the work done within the iris.”


“Nature” by Hayley Hausfeld
It is just a little succulent. I love how there water drops have fallen and the red colour really pops. I think the simplicity makes them look amazing.
Comments from Pete – “Clean, crisp, beautiful.”
“Waterfall Bridge” by Shirley Taylor
“Multiverse Theory” by Anthony Cholson
Comments from Pete – “Totally curious. Great Success.”
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“Waterfly” by Tess Cholson
Comments from Pete – “Remarkable capture. The flipped perspectives in the droplets is a pure delight. A delicious insight to mini-worlds we never fully appreciate.”
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“Gunnedah Sunrise” by Paul Williams
The image was taken on 4 November 2014 at about 6:22 am on Pensioners Hill. The camera used was a Canon EOS 60D with a tripod and cable release, and the lens used was a Tamron 16-300mm. The settings were f/7.1, exposure 1/400 sec, ISO 100, and focal length 200mm.
Comments from Pete – “Stunning image. Stunning. Only drawback, the subject is already extraordinary.”

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“Little Garden” by Prisca Allen


“Paint” by Kelly Cains


“Half Empty” by Nicolette Bronkhorst
Comments from Pete – “A really creative capture. Love the warm tones and blurred beauty. Just wish the cup was ‘half full’.”

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“The Beauty of Life & Death” by Marg Carr
I was walking past the tank-stand in my backyard & I loved how the light was transforming an ordinary rusty bolt in a rotting piece of wood & the fragile tiny blooms rising from the moss that was nestling against it, into quite an extraordinary kaleidoscope of texture & colour. Made me realise that when one looks closely enough, sometimes life & death side by side can be so paradoxically beautiful & the ordinary can become extraordinary.Taken on Canon EOS-70D with Canon EF-L 24-105mm IS-USM lens. Settings were: Aperture priority mode, f/20, 1/100, ISO-3200, spot metering.Photoshop used to crop, add a little contrast & sharpen.
Comments from Pete – “I totally appreciate this observation and the passion of the writing to convey the perspective. Sometimes its really valuable/necessary to eloquently accompany your images with insightful text. Well done.”

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“Water Portrait” by Dee Woodward
Comments from Pete – “I love the layers available in this image. Simply by shifting our focus point, the image transforms. Thank you.”

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“Railway” by Jodi Dolbel

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“Lonely Flora” by Maddy Taylor


“Behind the Door” by Debbie Thompson
Our challenge this month was interesting, so I thought I would take door knobs, there are so many different ones. I used my Nikon D5200, Lens 18-55mm, focal length 26mm.

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“Sun Bubble” by Pat Timmons
Taken with canon 60D – settings f/9, 1/80 sec, ISO 800 on manual.
Comments from Pete – “Who doesn’t love sun flare.!? And this one is particularly beautiful!”


“Millers Creek Station” by Stuart Dolbel
Work Shop. Canon EOS 70D f/5.6 1/80 sec ISO 6400 50mm Take a step back in time through a camera lens as you walk into a work shop that has changed very little since the construction of the shearing shed in the early part of last century. “Millers Creek Station” woolshed is an iconic shed located in the far SE of the Liverpool Plains at the foot north west foot of the Liverpool Ranges.
Comments from Pete – “The lighting really brings this objects to life. Would like to see closer details of the texture, lines and shapes. The objects hold so much beauty, I find myself just wanting to see them in more detail.”









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