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"This landscape image, in my opinion, has interesting patterns and shapes only in the foreground sand dunes. the remainder of the image (at least 75% of the image) does not contribute."
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"This landscape image, in my opinion, does not contain enough of the set suject criteria to justify an award. "
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"A striking pattern shot that really suits the monochrome treatment. Adding an interesting camera angle further improves the image."
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"A striking image of great creativity that shows a wonderful understanding of the set subject criteria. Terrific editing skills on show to result in this image."
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"For me, there are not enough elements that fit the set subject criteria. A large proportion of the image is black and a perspective correction in editing would also help."
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"The repetitive pattern of the ground surface is the only element that is of interest. Not really interesting enough though. I notice initials? "NL" in the bottom left corner. "
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"A nice treatment of this architectural image that shows contrasts of old and new, lines and curves, Did the authur mean to offset the image horizontally so that the left and right borders were different? "
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"An image that concentrates on geometric shapes. An interesting viewpoint makes for an interesting image, although most of the image is open sky."
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"An interesting image, but for me, the subject is the person standing at the centre of the image. Yes, there are straight lines and some repetitive patterns, but in my opinion these are not the stand out subject."
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"Lots of lines and shapes, but for the image to work best it should be symetrical. Not easy though, as the image was taken in a car with a dirty windscreen whilst crossing the bridge."
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"Different shapes, but fitting the criteria. "
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"A complex interaction of shapes and patterns seen from an interesting viewpoint. "
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"A good image in monochrome showing geometric shapes. "
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"A Fibonacci spiral with a twist. Great composition and treatment."
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"A strong pattern shot with a pleasing treatment. The inclusion of the bird above the structure ends up being a distraction. Once found, for me, it attracted me eye away from the subject.,"
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"The composition of the image emphasises the sweeping curves of the stairs and the patterns in the floor. Well done. Beautiful handling of the light."
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"For me, this image is not strong in either shapes or patterns, yet comtains both of these elements. In terms of symmetry, for shots like this, it is desirable that the central line where the pavers meet should be placed centrally in the image and should have been exactly on the vertical."
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"An image that has elements of the set subject, but the inclusion of the large dominant concrete element reduces the overall effect."
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"Strong elements of the set subject showing here. Nice monochrome treatment. "
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"A good concept, however it lacks contrast and depth of field. Some further editing required to fix the exposure problems."
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"A different view of a chimney? Exposure and depth of field well handled. "
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"Thinking out of the square. Well done, creative image showing patterns and shapes."
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"There are many shapes in this image. The inclusion of the name of the building adds context, but distracts from the overall set subject eligibility."
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"There are many parts to this image, some agreeing to the set subject criteria, some not. There are contrasting lines and curves, repetitive patterns and an interesting reflection. But, thie inclusion of the sign on the right hand side of the image is very strong and your eye is drawn to this."
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"A very bright and colourful image of geometric shapes. "
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"A totally different image. Here, the leaf and the water current are creating a striking interference pattern that is unusual to see. Well spotted."
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"Lines and shapes dominate the image. I notice initials? "NL" in the bottom left corner."
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"A strong image showing mostly repetitive patterns. However, I do not understand the inclusion of the Sydny Opera House Logo in the image."
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"The repetitive pattern on show here is that formed by the 4 heads facing the viewer. The remaining 2 heads are turned away."
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"A strong image that shows patterns and shapes. The monochrome treatment adds to the image."
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"I like the concept here. However, I believe the author can do better with the image. Looking at the histogram, it is several stops under exposed. Using your editing software, adjusting the exposure, providing more contrast and setting good black and white points will improve the image substantially."
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"A lot of the area of this image is open sky, that does not fit the set subject. Those elements that do are not really strong."
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"A pattern shot that is pleasing to the eye. Well captured and edited. The monochrome treatment here is excellent."
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"A strong viewpoint here emphasises the shapes and patterns in the staircases. Rotation of the image anti-clockwise and cropping on the left hand side may improve the image. Well seen."
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"The Fibonacci spiral in nature. The lack of depth of field here is a detractor. A suggestion would be to reshoot the image with a higher f number to increase the depth of field and when editing, darken the background."
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"The two storage 'tanks' certainly stand out in the image, but for me, there is not enough of the set subject criteria showing for an award."
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"Well done to retain the balloon colours to offfset them (the patterns) against the rest of the image. I would have liked a thinner border to the image."
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"Nice colourful image of the incense sticks. Certainly fits the set subject criteria"
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"A composite image assembled to show elements of shapes and patterns."
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"A fairly straightforward shot of a tree cross section. The monochrome treatment emphasises the timber. The heavy border surrounding the image is a distraction."
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"The rooster is the star of the show. I bleieve that some further editing (e.g. some dehaze) would benefit the image to bring out the contrast some more."
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"Nice shot of the flower, with a background that is muted and includes similar colours"
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"Incredible shot of the insect, fantastic depth of field."
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"Using monochrome for this image really adds to the drama. Great handling of the exposure range."
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"A very small image that could benefit from a better composition. A straight above, central composition is not the best. If possible, please return to the subject and try different camera angles."
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"A travel shot that could have been improved by e.g. adding an envelope partly inserted into the letterbox. Very central composition. "
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"A fairly straightforward travel shot. For me, I think that several things could have been done to improve the image
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"A nice travel shot. Some further editing would make the image better, specifically, some selective editing (adjustment brush) to the two main characters to make them stand out more."
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Merit


"Great triangular composition with the leading lines pointing at the birds. Well handled for exposure, shutter speed and composition."
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"The author has handled the range of exposure values well, ranging from the dark interior to the bright exterior."
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"A much older Superman! The author has ensured that the viewer notices the Superman logo and has handled the general composition well. "
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"Exposure and depth of field well handled. A fairly straighforward nature shot."
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"A well captured image under stage lighting conditions. Very quirky, inclding the trombone player in the foreground."
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"I like the concept of capturing the engagement between the seller and buyer. "
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"Nice shot of the butterfly, good depth of field. good separation of the insect from the background."
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"A shot that concentrates on textures. But I find the inclusion of the blue rock to be a distraction."
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"Great shot of the band under stage lighting conditions. Not easy to do, and get everyone's face in the shot (note the trombone player)."