1st: Lyn Phillips
Apparatus: Canon Powershot G12
Inspiration: This was purely an opportunistic shot. I was reading a book in the garden and had sloped off for a cup of coffee; the ladybird moved in. I grabbed the camera and it wasn't until I viewed the image later than I noticed that the word 'photograph' was on the visible page!
Manipulation: I shoot in RAW so there was some simple adjustment (mainly contrast/black) to produce the JPEG and the image was cropped - nothing else....because I don't know how!!
Highly Commended: Lyn Phillips
Pepe Pops Out for the Paper
Apparatus: Canon Powershot G9
Inspiration: Strolling through a very quiet French town and spotted this chap wandering off to the Baguette shop; just thought it captured the mood of the morning.
Manipulation: Very little other than cropping....but....the judge did comment on how clean the street was!!! Yes, there was the ubiquitous 'doogie doo a la France' - I cloned it out...one of the rare things I have mastered - the electronic poop scoop!