Hi Everyone, thank you for submitting your images to the “Your favourite photos from 2021” photography competition!
We’ve received over 60 images, and we liked a lot of them.
It is always hard to pick the winners… especially with so many good images, so to kick off the year in good spirits we’ve awarded 5 books for the winning entries and plenty of discount vouchers for all the participants. – Congrats everyone!
And we hope to see more entries for the February competition – “Patterns, shapes and textures”
I have always had a great love for street photography, enjoying a voyeur’s viewpoint into an often transient moment. I took this when out with my children in Spitalfields last August. I felt it captured a city moving towards the future as well as embracing its past.
It was taken at Aldeburgh, Suffolk, in the early hours, on a September morning.
The picture is of the Lago General Carrera in Chilean Patagonia. It was taken very late in the day – 9pm – when it was just still light. Those are the Andes in the background.
Re the image, it was taken at Lackford lakes a Suffolk wildlife trust reserve.
We had not long arrived and noticed the Hobby sitting on the old tree trunk, when it suddenly started to rain quite heavily, the bird sat there for a short while then decided it had enough of rain and flew off at great pace. I was fortunate to be focused on the bird with a fast shutter speed as it flew off. It was the first time I had managed to get a Hobby in flight, so was well pleased with the resulting image.
I was in the Masai Mara, Kenya in November last year. The light was fading as it was 5.30pm. A hunting lioness came into view, the choice was to freeze her movement with a high shutter speed and high ISO or to take the riskier option of slow panning. I decided to take the risk and used 1/10 second, ISO 100 and f11, 400mm handheld lens. My aim was to keep her head in focus but convey the speed she was travelling at through the blurring effect.
And selected pictures from all submitted:
Congratulations to all who submitted their entries!
It is really important to practice. Our photography courses can give you all the technical knowledge but by far the best way to improve – is to practice!