4 Nations 2013

4 Nations 2013 Selected Entries

After the initial invitation by e- news and a later e-mail reminder, 316 APS members sent 628 digital images to me. (A few came via the APS secretary). Only 80 members could be selected with one select image of the two sent per member.

It is unfortunate that 236 APS members missed out on being selected, as well as their 548 images. Boosted by the submission of many of our international successful photographers, the standard of the images, available for selection, in my opinion, was the highest I have seen since my involvement with 4 Nations. The technique of the Monochrome entries was excellent. The decisive moments of the Nature entries reflected the technology of the digital cameras and shutter speeds. The subject matter sent for consideration, whilst the majority were predictable, some imagery showed lateral creativity.

Image submissions consisted of: 188 landscapes, 14 surfing, 11 rodeo, 62 portraits, 161 birds, 22 theatre shots, 12 still life, 18 flowers, only 7 sport images,3 architecture, 11 kangaroos, 15 cockatoos, 8 figure studies. A notable drop in images was in overseas/travel, photojournalism and manipulated - filter imagery.

Selection of our entry was mainly based on five key qualities - originality, technique, strong visual storytelling (especially in "our country" section), integrity and the decisive moment. Images that were not considered where the design was weak, a rehash of the same subject, an absence of something worth saying, or just a snapshot.

Thank you, sincerely to the APS members who took the time and effort to send images for consideration. We would all like to be selected, but unfortunately only 80 members make up the entry 2003.

New Zealand is the host nation this year, and all entries are being judged by a photographic group from Wales. Results will be released about the middle of June 2013. Results on how we performed competition wise will be released in e- news and each selected members mark will be on the APS website along with the awards.

Congratulations to the 80 APS members who had one of their images selected to represent APS (Australia) in the 4 Nations 2013 – Inter-Society Digital Image Competition Invitation.

CATEGORY

NUMBER

PHOTOGRAPHER

TITLE

A

1

Jacquie Llatse

1 2 3

A

2

Roger Lancaster

A walk in the Square

A

3

Ben Stoffle

At Lake Feder

A

4

Janet Rogerson

Bath Times Over

A

5

Joseph Tam

Braving the Storm

A

6

Gary Beresford

Campbell the swaggy

A

7

Guido Beresford

Chance Encounters

A

8

Neville Male

Cut Back

A

9

Robert Dettman

Darth in Red

A

10

Graham Harris

Elegance

A

11

Linda Oliver

Etosha Waterhole

A

12

Peter Kissun

Eye Piece

A

13

T.P.Huynh

Fallen from Horse

A

14

Maxwell Leonard

Khor Virap Monastery

A

15

Paul Bennie

London wheel

A

16

Jane Clancy

Lots of Snails

A

17

Ken Harvey

Murder most fowls

A

18

Kerry Boytell

Night of the Jackyal

A

19

Jacqueline Hammer

3 Peas in a Pod

A

20

Lou Marafioti

Performers

A

21

Alfred Zommers

Reaching for the Sky

A

22

Suzanne Optiz

Reverence

A

23

Janet Mann

Ringo

A

24

Frank Kennedy

Rock Fishing

A

25

Steve Longton

Runaway Bride

A

26

Hans Kawitski

Smorgys

A

27

Ray Farrugia

Solitary Sentinel

A

28

Janet News

Strawberry Love

A

29

Alex Cearnes

Sugar Glider

A

30

Gulliver Lee

Surfer 61

A

31

Graeme Watson

That’s my Boy

A

32

Palli Gajree

The Red Truck

A

33

James Mckenna

Three Little Racers

A

34

John Conway

You can call me Al

A

35

Simon Changson

Zimba

       

B

1

Jillian Merlot

Abandoned

B

2

James Lu

Ahh…

B

3

Felix Staub

Bicheno Coast

B

4

Margaret O'Grady

Fred

B

5

Murray Foote

Michael Hardy

B

6

Belinda Churchill

Old Wild west

B

7

John Llatse

Platform 1

B

8

Jane Clancy

Pylong Rocks

B

9

Ken Dickson

Rob and Danella

B

10

Marg Edwards

Soudanese Girl

B

11

Linda Hepburn

Telling as it was

B

12

Phillip Lawrence

The Light Horseman

B

13

Duane Eaks

The Splits

B

14

Anne Shellard

The Wrestlers

B

15

Mel Brackstone

Worries and Woes

       

C

1

Ron Sharples

Adelie on Ice

C

2

John Hodgson

African Pelican with Fish

C

3

Brian Russell

Azure Kingfisher

C

4

Alex Hunter

Baboon

C

5

Diane Rudd

Elephant Family

C

6

Michele Sawyer

Fairy Tern fish exchange

C

7

Wendy Geddes

Fighting kangaroos balancing

C

8

Graeme Guy

Frog Capture

C

9

Annette Scott

Gotcha

C

10

Lesley Clark

Hamerkop with catch

C

11

David Tickner

Hooded Vulture

C

12

Roy Killen

Paper wasp family

C

13

Tuck Leong

Snow monkeys groomimg

C

14

Donna Baldwin

South African Weaver

C

15

Lawrence Mengal

Watch Out

       

D

1

Rob Smith

A Time to remember

D

2

James Buck

Big Surf

D

3

Ron Jackson

Bike 41

D

4

Robert Britcher

Brisbane Celebrates

D

5

John Stein

Cable Beach

D

6

William Stewart

Chan's Upset

D

7

Mieke Boynton

Dune Beauty

D

8

Judi Mowlem

Kununurra Fields

D

9

Tina Dial

Mens 100m

D

10

Mark Mackojc

Old Pier

D

11

Denis Hulme

Rainbow

D

12

Lewis Fogarty

Sydney panorama

D

13

Chris Prior

Ten

D

14

Phillipa Alexander

The Twelve Apostles

D

15

Les Jones

Uluru 2


Peter S. Manchester AFIAP AAPS Hon FAPS
Coordinator 4 Nations - APS