This month's topic seemed very appropriate given the weather, but then going out in the rain to take photographs perhaps wasn't too appealing. However, the photographers rose to the challenge. Our meeting was organised a little differently this time. Each member assessed one other member's pictures and chose one. The photographer also assessed his / her own pictures. The first two pages are from Wednesday's group
Marthe's pictures were assessed by Frances, who commented on the reflections, the well balanced picture and the detail of the ramp adding interest.
Marthe herself chose this picture which focused on the drop of water
Ann was assessed by Ingrid who chose this flooded road and commented on the colours caught in the reflections at the top of the picture.
Ann chose the raindrops on the window, with reflections caught in the drops. We all thought it was a picture full of wet and that the stripes of the venetian blinds added to the effect
Les was assessed by Anne. The picture is a reflection in a puddle. Anne thought the effect surreal, the colours were attractive and the picture was balanced, with the tiles top left and the reflected shape bottom right. She commented that you could look at the picture for a long time and keep seeing new things.
Les chose raindrops on a window, looking through the window at the view beyond. The drops formed interesting shapes.
Fiona and her assessor (Sonia) were in agreement about the most successful picture, a view of Loch Achray. The cows are just at the thirds point - a beautiful composition. The autumn colours are attractive and brought out again in the brown of the cows.
Again, Frances and Ann agreed about the most successful of Frances' pictures - this one of a New Zealand cormorant. Frances took the picture from very close up and the drops on the bird's feathers are clearly to be seen.
Martin was assessed by Les who liked this colourful, but very wet, picture taken at the Botanics
Martin was pleased with this picture of cafe tables deserted in the rain. He felt it was very forlorn, with one chair blown over, and the diagonal line of tables led the eye down to the puddle bottom right