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Sony Landscape - 2019 Open competition Shortlist

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hiraethified
Some great pics there but they all look like they've been through a good Photoshop polishing.
 

Stanley Edwards

1967 Maserati Mistral.
R.I.P.
Only viewing on a small phone. I don't see much PS in any of the first gallery.

--// second bunch all PS like 2 seperate shows.
 

Stanley Edwards

1967 Maserati Mistral.
R.I.P.
If I ever see another photograph of a black person going about their daily business in front of a bullet scared wall I shall ensure the competition sponsor never receives a Penny from me.
 

Stanley Edwards

1967 Maserati Mistral.
R.I.P.
What do you think of the Landscape Images Stan?
There you go. After a bowl of chocolate sponge roll and hot custard I feel ready to judge.

I find the use of PS here insensitive to the nature of natural, or man-made environments in most images.

The digger in the forest is hauntingly beautiful mind. I love it. A sleeping machine :)
 

wiskey

Albatross Admirer
The only landscape one that gave me any emotional response was the last one of the orange tent and the mountain. The rest look too polished as editor says.
 

FridgeMagnet

Administrator
I don’t think I like what seems to be the latest style in landscape photography, though also I’ve come to find photos not in a context a bit empty.

I did like last year’s winner: 1st Place, "Ex-voto" by Alys Tomlinson Some of those are “landscapes” but they’re part of a whole. (As usual they work better in person than on a phone.)
 

Stanley Edwards

1967 Maserati Mistral.
R.I.P.
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I did like last year’s winner: 1st Place, "Ex-voto" by Alys Tomlinson Some of those are “landscapes” but they’re part of a whole. (As usual they work better in person than on a phone.)
They are so obviously shot on film MF or, LF at first glance. If you are using LF film you really don't want a computer getting anywhere near the negative, or finished print. Film really is a different medium showing very different results when used at this level.
 

FridgeMagnet

Administrator
They are so obviously shot on film MF or, LF at first glance. If you are using LF film you really don't want a computer getting anywhere near the negative, or finished print. Film really is a different medium showing very different results when used at this level.
Yeah, they were shot on 4x5. I saw the prints full size at Somerset House last year - it was one of the highlights for me and I was happy she’d won.
 
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