After some consideration, I have decided to have a go at the RHS photo competition. Well, I’m still thinking about it, but it’s pretty definite now. So as I had a day off today and the weather was good, I took a batch of photos and I now have the maximum of five entries – though admittedly all in one class, but I figure play to your strengths. After some fiddling with the camera and some downloading of useful software I have started playing with RAW files instead of my usual JPEGs to get better quality images.
I’ll post a few of the rejects below as I’m not going to post the competition entries here until after they don’t get shortlisted (ever the optimist!) but first, a few general shots. These probably wouldn’t win any prizes, but they give you a good idea of how it’s all looking.
So, a few of the competition rejects. These are still pictures I’m pleased with but there were others I preferred, in the end.
Most were taken with the macro converter, though not all.
This was a failed shot of a visiting insect and as far as I can tell it’s a type of damselfly:
Pretty, isn’t it? This was the best I could get as the camera was refusing to focus.
Anyway, if I get anywhere with the competition I’ll be sure to let you know!