APOY 2014 – Competition Results Round 3 – World in Motion
You sent us some strong images for round 3 of APOY 2014. We
reveal the top 30 for the World in Motion round
Michelle Geoghegan, of Dublin in Ireland, is the winner of
our World in Motion round in APOY 2014. Michelle will receive an Olympus OM-D
E-M10 with a 14-42mm EZ Pancake zoom, a 45mm f/1.8 portrait lens, a 40-150mm
zoom, a 9mm fisheye lens, a macro adapter and a street case in which to carry
it all. That’s a total retail price of £1,200.
The E-M10 has a 16.1-million-pixel, four thirds-sized CMOS sensor
and a TruePic VII image-processing system. The 1.44-million-dot EVF displays a
100% field of view and has a 120fps refresh rate.
The 14-42mm EZ Pancake zoom lens is the most compact pancake
lens and has a maximum shooting magnification equivalent of 0.45x in the 35mm
format. The 45mm f/1.8 portrait optic is ideal for low-light portrait work
without flash. The 40-150mm zoom has high-speed AF and MSC technology, and the
9mm fisheye lens is ideal for capturing wideangle scenes.
Our second-placed winner is Sigita Playdon, from County
Wicklow in Ireland. She will receive an Olympus PEN E-PL5 camera plus a 14-42mm
and 40-150mm twin-lens zoom kit worth £500.
The E-PL5 offers serious
image quality with its powerful
16.1-million-pixel sensor and a new OM-D component in the TruePic VI image
processor. The camera has lightning-fast autofocus, a touch-sensitive LCD
screen and full HD video.
Richard Sheppard, from Malvern in Worcestershire, takes
third place in this round. He wins an Olympus Stylus SP-100EE Ultra Zoom
camera, with an impressive 16-million-pixel sensor and 3in LCD screen.
camera includes a handy autofocus lock so you need never lose a shot due to
fuzzy focusing. The camera features a 50x optical Ultra Zoom lens with a focal
length ranging from 24mm to 1,200mm, and built-in Dot Sight to make it easier
to focus on subjects.
1st Michelle Geoghegan, Ireland 50pts
Canon EOS 60D, 18-135mm, 1/200sec at f/4, ISO 500, Canon
430EX II flash through white umbrella at half strength
Sometimes there are clear winners of our APOY rounds. On a
technical level, this is, of course, a wonderful shot. The use of flash
against the evening sky means that the skater really pops out of the frame.
It’s perfectly timed. This really is one of those shots where everything has
2nd Sigita Playdon, Ireland 49pts
Canon EOS 6D, 17-40mm, 1/1000sec at f/11, ISO 500
For sheer amusement, this image
had to take a place in our
top three. Unfortunately, we don’t know who this woman is or why she decided
this would be a good idea. But why would we want to know? All we need is this
wonderfully observed shot – an image we can return to time and again.
3rd Richard Sheppard, Worcestershire 48pts
Canon EOS 40D, 70-200mm, 1/1600sec at f/5.6, ISO 200,
Multiple sequential shots layered in Photoshop
Multiple layered shots are a great way to express movement, but they can
be tricky to get right. However, Richard has pulled it off brilliantly here
Top 50 entries for this round:
View the winning Images in the APOY 2014 Gallery
See the APOY 2014 Leader Board after this round.