‘Bayside Life’ – a competition

I have been immersed in a big wide world of Adobe Photoshop CS6, Monitor Calibration, sRGB Colour Space and many more such things!  You see, whilst I am studying photography, my course does not cover Photoshop.  I have to learn that separately and I am doing that via YouTube tutorials, reading books and a Facebook forum that I have come across.  I have learnt that in order to be a ‘proper’ photographer, you simply must calibrate your monitor.  SO, I have calibrated my monitor using Spyder4Pro (I know –  I had never heard of such things before either!).  A calibrated monitor is important to ensure that what  you see on your monitor is what you will get when the image is printed.  Of course there is a lot more to it but I won’t bore you with the details.  Now that I have calibrated my monitor, all my images look different!   This has resulted in me needing to re-edit many images, particularly because I want to enter a competition.

The competition that I want to enter is run by a local organisation.  The theme is “Bayside Life” and you can enter up to three (3) images.  If any of my images won, they would feature on a 2015 calendar, in local media, in a quarterly newsletter, and on the organisation’s website.  It would be a huge little boost for my confidence and for my yet to get off the ground little business.

After so much learning, calibrating, re-editing and so on, my brain hurts and my eyes can no longer see straight.  I could really do with some help in whittling down my image choices to get to the final three to submit to the competition.   So far, I have got it down from lots and lots and lots to 14!   I need to exclude 11 more – eeek!

If there are three (3) images you like the most out of the ones below, please do let me know in the comments.  It will really help!  Remember that you can click on an image to see it larger.

If making decisions hurts your head too – don’t worry about working out the three you like the best – just enjoy the photos – but a comment would still be nice! 😉

Manly Boat Harbour

Image 1:  Manly Boat Harbour

Wynnum Jetty

Image 2:  Wynnum Jetty

Wynnum Jetty from Pandanus Beach

Image 3:  Wynnum Jetty from Pandanus Beach


Image 4:  Good spot for quiet contemplation – near Pandanus Beach

Wynnum, Brisbane

Image 5:  Picnic with a view under a canopy of trees – Wynnum Foreshore

Wynnum Wading Pool

Image 6:  Wynnum Wading Pool

Wynnum Wading Pool

Image 7:  Looking across Wynnum Wading Pool towards Wynnum Jetty

Pandanus, Wynnum

Image 8:  Pandanus, Pandanus Beach, Wynnum


Image 9: Looking towards Pelican’s Nest, Wynnum
(they have great fish & chips and yummy ice-cream!)

Wynnum Foreshore

Image 10:  Boating on the Bay – Wynnum Manly foreshore

Wynnum Foreshore

Image 11:  Boating & Bird Life – Wynnum Foreshore


Image 12:  A seat with a view – great for the soul!

Lota, Brisbane

Image 13:  Pumping for yabbies at Lota

Lota Park

Image 14:  Lota Park

Thanks so much!  I’m off now to give this head (and eyes) of mine a much-needed screen/monitor break.

Ciao for now!

Min Signature - Dec13

p.s.  If you’re wondering whether it is risky to publish my images on here when someone could steal them and enter them in the competition – well I did think about that too.  However, the images published here are very low resolution and would be useless for the competition which will be requiring images of a much higher resolution for printing.

I’m linking up today with:

Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday

MLDB-Blog-Button-1and Lisa from A Cuppa for Mama

28 replies »

  1. I love them all but 2 is my absolute favourite as well as 4 and 10,I wish you good luck in the competition and also picking just 3 pictures they are all lovely Xx


  2. I think they’re all gorgeous! I especially like 2, 4 and 5. Couldn’t say why. Maybe its because of all the blues. They call to me.

    Thanks for dropping by and linking up!


  3. It’s so hard picking for a competition isn’t it! I’ve heard about monitor configuring and wondered how out mine is! I like 12, 8, 7 and 2. Good luck xx


    • Alicia – YES! – it’s so hard! Thanks for taking the time to let me know your fav pics!! Oh the monitor calibration. I found a guru who has step by step instructions on how to do it. Without those instructions I would not have had a clue what I was doing! If you ever need to do it let me know and I’ll point you in the direction of where you can find those instructions 😉 xo


    • Thanks Trish! It’s so hard to choose so I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know your fav 3. Thanks again for hosting another fab Wordless Wednesday! 🙂 xo


  4. I love them all but especially 1, 6 and 12! Seeing as everyone has said something different I am not sure if that will be of any help!!!!! Good luck x


    • Thanks for letting me know your fav 3 Kate! Lots of different choices for sure but this avo I will get my paper and pen and tally up choices here and on my photography page and see if there are any images getting lots of pics. It all helps! 🙂 xo


    • Thanks Rita! I submitted my final 3 yesterday. I needed to get it over with as it was doing my head in. I decided on Images 2, 5 and 6 – so two of your choices made it! 😉 (p.s. I really struggled choosing between Images 2 & 3)