APOY 2013 Competition Results Round Nine – Going Abstract

We had some great entries for our penultimate round of APOY 2013. Here we reveal the top 50 photographs from
our Going Abstract round

Alex Harford, of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, is the winner of our Going Abstract round of APOY 2013. Alex will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS and Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8 Asph Mega OIS lenses, worth a total of £1,359.98.

The G6 is a digital single-lens mirrorless camera with a 16.05-million-pixel, micro four thirds, Live MOS sensor. It has a 7fps high-speed burst, a 3in, 1.036-million-dot TFT LCD with Touch monitor, and a 1.44-million-dot OLED EVF.

Our second-placed winner is Chris Whitelaw, of Isle of Harris in Scotland, who will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS lens worth £499.99. The 16-million-pixel GF6 has a Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine featuring an advanced noise-reduction system. It also boasts Light Speed AF. Other features include creative panorama and creative control with 19 filter effects, Wi-Fi connectivity and full HD video.

Stephen Parkinson, from Romford in Essex, finished third in the round and wins a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 worth £199.99. The 16-million-pixel LZ30 bridge camera has a 25mm wideangle lens with 35x optical zoom (25-875mm equivalent). The Extra Optical Zoom function extends zoom power to 78.8x by using the centre of the CCD to bring subjects closer.

1st Alex Harford,
Staffordshire 48pts

Canon PowerShot G3, 28mm, 1/160sec at f/3, ISO 80

Virgin Train at Crewe Station

Judges say: ‘Going Abstract produced the strongest batch of entries we’ve seen in this year’s APOY. In this image from Alex Harford, the lighting is exceptional and the balance of the composition is just right. All this is rounded of in the framing, which tells us just enough to understand what we’re seeing while still falling into the category of abstract.’

2nd Chris Whitelaw
, Outer Hebrides 47pts

Canon EOS 500D, 18-55mm, 1sec at f/10, ISO 100


Judges say: ‘Chris’s image is certainly beautiful. Not only is it a great abstract photograph, but it’s also a nice variation on landscape photography. The mood, tones and evening light are winning qualities.’

3rd Stephen Parkinson
, Essex 46pts

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT4, 4.9mm, 1/60sec at f/3.3, ISO 100

‘Monkey Business’

Judges say: ‘This is a fine example of what you can do when you keep the word ‘abstract’ in mind. Shooting through a frosted-glass window, Stephen has retained just enough information so we know what we’re seeing while also reducing the subject’s forms to these strange shapes.

Top 50 entries for this round:

  • 1 Alex Harford 48pts
  • 2 Chris Whitelaw 47pts
  • 3 Stephen Parkinson 46pts
  • 4 Sirsendu Gayen 45pts
  • 5 Jenny Downing 44pts
  • 6 Peter Kurdlija 43pts
  • 7 Valeria Moretti 42pts
  • 8 Shane Butler 41pts
  • 9 Csilla Szucs 40pts
  • 10 Herbert Freedom 38pts
  • 11 Van Hieu Nguyen 39pts
  • 11 Aaron Yeoman 39pts
  • 13 Andrew Howe 37pts
  • 14 Bill Wales 36pts
  • 14 Mike Taylor 35pts
  • 16 Andrew Wood 35pts
  • 17 Peter Harrison 34pts
  • 18 Yehya Belhadad 33pts
  • 19 Louis Capeloto 32pts
  • 20 Tatiana Frolova 31pts
  • 21 Damjan Voglar 30pts
  • 22 Dave Fletcher 29pts
  • 22 Julian Fraser 29pts
  • 24 Neil Davies 28pts
  • 25 Steve Halliday 27pts
    • 26 Lesley Derbyshire 26pts
    • 27 Alan Kinsella 25pts
    • 28 Amanda Steele 24pts
    • 29 Jose Vasquez 23pts
    • 30 Peter Chinnock 22pts
    • 31 Teddy Duran 21pts
    • 32 Ova Hamer 20pts
    • 33 Janos Balda 19pts
    • 33 Kaliannan Shanmugasundaram 19pts
    • 35 Andrew Beeson 18pts
    • 36 Gabriel L Simon 17pts
    • 37 Kim Falconer 16pts
    • 38 Marites Pinon 15pts
    • 39 Mark Cornick 14pts
    • 40 Sayan Mostafa 13pts
    • 41 Javaid Akhtar 12pts
    • 41 Simona Bonanno 12pts
    • 43 Hold Sun 11pts
    • 44 Tony Cook 10pts
    • 45 Richard Craze 9pts
    • 46 Ionut Viasn 8pts
    • 47 Jacek Obloj 7pts
    • 48 Chris Dixon 6pts
    • 48 Diego Tiengo 6pts
    • 48 Don Wise 6pts

     View the winning Images in the APOY 2013 Gallery

    See the APOY 2013 Leader Board after this round.

    Results and Rounds APOY 2013