Judge's Comments

  1. This is a most impressive entry and a really dramatic image. The inclusion of the figure in the foreground lends the falls a scale we might otherwise fail to appreciate, and it is the fact that we see the man after the tumbling water that creates so much sensation. I admired the shot on first glance, but when I saw the person it made me realise the size of the scene - which of course made me say 'wow!' Giant natural features like this are impressive in their own right, and making an impressive picture can often come as a secondary thought to those over-awed by what is in front of them. It isn't enough just to record the view, so we still need to think about all the usual things that go into a good picture - composition, exposure, shutter speeds etc. Here Sam has choosen an unusual composition with his figure at the bottom of the frame to emphasise the height of the waterfall and it works really very well. The exposure is set to show us the texture of the water, and the shutter speed to arrest the motion of the churn so it hangs mid-air. The black and white treatment is perfect for a shot like this, as it isn't about colour but the shapes and textures of the scene. Great shot, Sam, well done.

Member Comments

  1. sam_green posted a comment on 5 November 2018 at 6:14 pm

    wohoo, what a great surprise! Thank you, there where some great entries, i believe it was a hard decision!

  2. mhunt posted a comment on 5 November 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Congrats, Sam. A powerful image 🙂

  3. lambyboy posted a comment on 5 November 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Well done Sam excellent photo very dramatic and a worthwhile winner !!!

  4. christopher.chisnall posted a comment on 6 November 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Well done Sam, very dramatic image.

  5. garg posted a comment on 6 November 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Congrats Sam, have to ask, are you just the snapper or both snapper and snapped ?
    either way, a worthy winner.

    • sam_green posted a comment on 6 November 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Thanks Garg,

      i was just the snapper on this one, had the long lens on and waited for somebody to get in frame 😉

  6. sam_green posted a comment on 6 November 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you all for your kind words!

  7. davidwa posted a comment on 6 November 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Congratulations, great shot, works well in mono

  8. eddy posted a comment on 7 November 2018 at 6:06 pm
    Expert User

    Well done on the win, Sam.

    • sam_green posted a comment on 7 November 2018 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks david and eddy,
      Really happy about the win!
      Cheers Sam

  9. andy90 posted a comment on 8 November 2018 at 7:52 am

    Congratulations Sam. An excellent shot and a deserved winner.

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