APOY 2013 Competition Results Round Eight – Wideangle World

AP readers really excelled
themselves in round 8 of APOY 2013, as we reveal the top 30 photographs from
our Wideangle World round

John Hall, from County Cork in Ireland, is the winner of our Wideangle
World round of APOY 2013. John will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 with Lumix
G Vario 7-14mm f/4 Asph lens, worth a total of £1,749.98. The G5 is a digital
single-lens mirrorless camera with a 16.05-million-pixel, micro four thirds,
Live MOS sensor. It has 6fps high-speed continuous shooting, a 3in, 920,000-dot
articulated LCD touchscreen and a 1.44-million-dot EVF. The compact and
lightweight Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4 Asph is an ultra-wideangle zoom lens
(14-28mm equivalent) with a 114∞ angle of view.

Our second-placed winner is Ferdinand von Korff, from County Wicklow in
Ireland, who will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40, worth £329.99. The
18.1-million-pixel TZ40 has a High Sensitivity MOS sensor and Venus Engine, and
incorporates a 24mm ultra-wideangle 20x optical zoom Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens
(24-480mm equivalent). Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC technology are included.

, from Belfast in Northern Ireland, finished third in the round and
wins a Panasonic Lumix DMX-SZ3 worth £119.99. The slimline 16.1-million-pixel
SZ3 compact has a 25mm ultra-wideangle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens with powerful
10x optical zoom (25-250mm equivalent).

1st John Hall, Ireland 46pts

Canon EOS 5D, 14mm, 1/350sec at f/11

Wreck of the Irish Trader

Judges say: ‘Wideangle lenses have many applications. They can be used
to give you a greater scope of the scene or even to employ the strange
distortion effects. Here, though, John has used his lens to convey the awesome
scale of this derelict ship found in Baltray, County Louth. Everything works
here – the light, the angle, the subject. Even the rust is a fantastic detail.
This is a wonderful image.’

2nd Ferdinand von Korff
, Ireland 45pts

Canon EOS 400D, 17-50mm, 1/320sec at f/10


say: ‘Photography can transport us to places we may never visit or make us part
of events we may never experience. Here we find ourselves in the great outdoors
herding sheep in Georgia. The decision to shoot from horseback is a stroke of
brilliance. The wideangle lens means that we also have the crucial element of
the horse’s head and the sweeping vista.’

3rd Bruce Marshall
, Belfast 44pts

Canon EOS 60D, 10-22mm, 1/250sec at f/5.6, polariser

Estate, Belfast

say: ‘This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved with the right lens
and the right scene. Bruce found this image after days of heavy rain caused
flooding. By using a wide lens he has been able to capture the stunning leading
lines of the trees, the verdant foliage and even a jogger out for a morning
run. The painterly light caps it all off.’

Top 50 entries for this round:

  • 1 John Hall 46pts
  • 2 Ferdinand von Korff 45pts
  • 3 Bruce Marshall 44pts
  • 4 David Jardine 43pts
  • 4 Faramarz Zareian 43pts
  • 6 Peter Warrington 42pts
  • 7 Darren Moore 41pts
  • 8 Dominic Burdon 40pts
  • 8 Dan Deakin 40pts
  • 10 Chris Tierney 39pts
  • 11 Jianwei Yang 38pts
  • 12 Andrew Blake 37pts
  • 12 Alireza Teimoury 37pts
  • 14 Michael Marsh 36pts
  • 15 Laurie Thurlow 35pts
  • 16 Sirsendu Gayen 34pts
  • 16 Valentina Stompou 34pts
  • 18 Maciej Wojcik 33pts
  • 19 Rizalde Cayanan 32pts
  • 20 Neil Davies 31pts
  • 21 Paul Reidy 30pts
  • 22 Ian Butterworth 29pts
  • 22 Bill Sell 29pts
  • 24 Peter Kurdulija 28pts
  • 24 Ryan McDonald 28pts
    • 26 Michał Barański 27pts
    • 27 Matt Revell 26pts
    • 28 Graham Budden 25pts
    • 29 Carlo Murenu 24pts
    • 30 David Meredith 23pts
    • 31 Alan Tindley 22pts
    • 32 David Dear 21pts
    • 33 Mike Taylor 20pts
    • 34 Charlotte Gilliatt 19pts
    • 35 Rajarshi Chowdhury 18pts
    • 36 Bojil Vassilev 17pts
    • 37 Martin Baker 16pts
    • 38 Mark Cornick 15pts
    • 39 Shane Butler 14pts
    • 40 Paul Farley 13pts
    • 40 Tristan Morphew 13pts
    • 42 David Queenan 12pts
    • 43 Peter Sumpter 11pts
    • 44 Pawel Pentilowski 10pts
    • 45 Eric Begbie 9pts
    • 46 Phil Trice 8pts
    • 47 Dariusz Bielecki 7pts
    • 47 Paul Scott Thomas 7pts
    • 49 Mike Morley 6pts
    • 49 Jim Parren 6pts

    View the winning Images in the APOY 2013 Gallery

    See the APOY 2013 Leader Board after this round.

    Results and Rounds APOY 2013