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Photo Competition - July Results

As always there were plenty of humorous entries, but the one that got the biggest laugh was this novel interpretation of "looking up" taken by Oss Robertson of Watford, Hertfordshire. I'm not sure what his friend expected to see up there, but his inquisitiveness was captured by Oss using a Canon PowerShot A620 compact, shooting at f/3.2 and 1/100th of a second.

Another humorous interpretation is this clever technical shot from regular entrant and previous finalist Simon Jackson of Bolton, Lancashire. Simon explains: "It isn't Photoshopped other than to mask out some unwanted reflections in the background and the string which suspended bulb. For those who are interested, I used two strobes (Nikon SB600 and SB900) both triggered wirelessly with cheap eBay CTR-301p triggers. One was snooted and fastened to a tripod behind the model, aligned so it pointed directly into the camera lens "through" the bulb, if you see what I mean. The second strobe was in front of the cam, below the model, pointing up, just to give that extra upward emphasis."

There were quite a few shots of animals looking upward, but the one that stood out was this one from Roland Polczer of Tecklenburg, Germany. You've got to be pretty high up for a giraffe to be looking up at you. Roland took this shot in Osnabrück Zoo, using a Canon EOS 40D with a Canon 17-40L lens, shooting at 1/400th sec, f/7.1 and ISO100, with a focal length of 24mm. Post processing was done with Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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