Members' Knock-Out Competition Winner 2012
A head above the rest by Lyn Phillips
The season gets off to a start with an informal knock-out whereby random photographs are paired and eliminated by a simple vote. This image, by Lyn, pipped the competition by a very tight margin.
The photo was inspired by a great field of poppies at the top of Bury Hill in July. Having passed them during the day, Lyn decided to go back in the late afternoon to get good light....but not so good - the hill was in shade!
That meant an early morning (5am!!!!) visit and it's amazing how many other photographers had the same idea!
This shot was captured on a Canon G12, aperture priority, and only ex-camera manipulation was to crop and minimally sharpen.