3rd Open Print Competition
The 3rd and final Open Print competition was held on Thursday 17th May. The judge this evening was Robert Millin from Wigan 10 Photography Club. Robert is known to some members as he is himself a past member of LSAPS.
The featured image for the final print competition is Wast Water by Mike Halstead, which scored 20 points in the Beginners section.
‘This image of Wast Water was taken on the 16thFebruary this year. I was fortunate for a break in the clouds to reveal a patch of blue sky and reasonable light which I enhanced in Photoshop with some dodging and burning, addition of curves layers and some selective sharpening.
I wanted to print the image to a Matt Smooth Cotton paper, but previous attempts with this paper had resulted in washed out colours. Having always used generic ICC printer profiles my last resort for this paper was to send away for a Custom ICC profile. At last I got the desired result, although I still needed to soft proof and apply a curves layer to correct the slight reduction in colour intensity associated with this paper.’
3rd Open Print Competition – Top Scoring Images