SPY - the winners and all the entries

After our talk The Work of a Covert Photographer & Investigator, Pete Jenkins kindly judged our SPY competition 


First Place:  Emotional Customer /  Dorothy Dawson


Pete says: "This image has a candid and covert feel about it and reminds me of a surveillance we once carried out on a chip shop owner in Stonehaven several years ago. The exposure for the actual subject (the guys in the shop) is spot on and the detail very sharp. Well done!"


Second Place:  I lost him in the Holloway / Kim Goodman


Pete says: "This image also has a covert feel to it and reminds me of a Cold War ‘dead drop’ type surveillance image of a lone operator. The use of monochrome sets the atmosphere and together with the leading lines / rule of thirds provides a great composition and I could see this as a front cover of a book. Thumbs Up!"


Third Place:  ‘The Complete Idiots guide to Espionage’ / Bob Kent


Pete says: "I was half expecting a ‘keyhole’ style image but maybe with a different subject. The quirkiness of the picture made me chuckle and you can see some effort has been made to set it up. The subject is sharp and the improvised keyhole clever. LOL!"


And a special well done: Identifiable at 6.9 miles out / Dorothy Dawson


I don’t know the technical settings or lens used but if taken from nearly 7 miles away, this is a very good image indeed. Super!

All three will received a signed copy of Pete's book, Covert Imagery & Photography which covers digital photography, video and night photography. 

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