Judge: Carly Price – ‘Your World Of Colour’ A Christmas Walk Alan Hillman I like the overall photograph and it’s nice to see a different version of the festive season, well balanced and good steady photo shot. Christmas Tree With A Difference Keith Dawson The Tree is certainly different! I think perhaps too much lighting if the shot had been taken perhaps slightly different angle as the light at the top takes away the focus from the Christmas tree. Countdown To Christmas Wendy kerr Well Shot close up of the beautiful big golden clock, palm branch in background a little distracting to the my eye taking away the main focus but I like the idea of this shot with the excellent colour contrasts of greens and gold’s maybe just a little different angle would of made the palm less distracting. Golden Santa Keith Dawson Lovely Photo of santa! I like the colours and the composition of this photo, a slight crop of the right hand side of the photograph would finish this one off nicely, but that said the focus is good and the lighting blends well with the tone and colour of the whole image. In A Hurry At Christmas Alan Hillman A good focus has been obtained in this photo, and the pops of colour on the subjects do work well. Just Hanging Around At Christmas Alan Hillman A good shot of Jesus on the cross, I like the black and white exposure on this photo, it does well to suit it. Tiny bit too much white space to the right hand side but still a great shot. Light Gathering Gwynn I like the idea and the theme behind this photo, it is a very busy picture in which some selected items are cut off, perhaps a more focus on lesser things would have been a better approach as to not over crowd. But with that said, the angles are good and the lights do pop with a good use of a good lenses. Orson Laura Woods A beautiful christmas portrait, lighting is subtle and works really well, composition to the photograph is spot on and focus really well. Poinsettia Tree Wendy Kerr Very pretty Photograph of a beautiful Poinsettia, I’d maybe soften the use of so much vingett as to bring focus more maybe blur the background slightly, this would make it pop and not so much as to blur the actual flowers. Santa On The Beach Keith Dawson A fun photo for the festive season, I like how this is shot, there’s a slight blurred part of the top lettering with that said a sharper focus would of been idea so it doesn’t fall from the whole composition. Sorry Rudolf Helen I like the strong focal point of the entire photograph against the black background, I feel a slight shift to the right would have produced a more central photo, but the focus is perfect and really bright bold colours really pop. The Christmas Concert Duncan Gray Nicely balanced composition with the focal point of the main stage in the third/two-thirds position. The whole photograph overall is a pleasing rendition with just the right amount of crowd at the foreground. Tree On The Sand Helen I really like the idea of this photograph, the shadow is a wonderful thing to be able to capture and the Christmas tree itself against the sand really pops vibrantly, only thing I think let’s it down, loose the vignette this photograph doesn’t need it, then it would be perfect. (p.s don’t shoot me) Xmas Invader Gwynn A Cute photograph however it felt as though the centre of the photograph (boy) would benefit from a boost as a more foreground image to stand out from the background a little, little too much light reflection visible. Commended – Light Rudolf Gwynn Another Christmassy vibe photograph which captures lovely Christmas lights, I like the proportional value to this photo I feel that it’s well shot, think a slight exposure on the lights themselves have made a slight faded effect however this isn’t unpleasant to the eye and gives a quite magical effect. Highly Commended – Festive Ring Helen Lovely Shot and sparks Christmas feeling, Would of perhaps zoomed out just a tiny bit as to not cut off the edges of the bottom pine cones and oranges which would of made it a perfect shot. 3rd, Ljubjana Christmas Lights Duncan Gray Although a busy photograph I actually like how all the lights stand out and I think the photographer captured this at the right time of day the colours are bold and bright and with the blue sky really make the gold’s and the lights really pop and yeah a real Christmas vibe. Great Shot! 2nd, Orson and The Fox Laura WoodsFor me this really captures the magic of Christmas, the Christmas lights with a child! Fantastic composition/balance and light settings are just perfect, Cute Photo! Love it! 1st, Teddy Bear On The Beach Wendy Kerr A Beautiful Photograph superbly shot, I love the angle in which this is taken at just the right time of day, colours are soft to the eye and appealing as well as blends well with the main focus on the Teddy Bear makes for a fantastic photograph!