free entry
ranked contest (1-250)
expert judged only
3x ranking points
Venkatesh Kumar

Columns and Colonnades

In association with Photocrowd

Open Judging Results

This contest is open to photographers ranked between 1 and 250 in this week’s Leaderboard.

A feature of classical architecture in its many iterations through the centuries, columns and colonnades (rows of evenly spaced columns usually with a roof or arches connecting them) make an interesting subject for the photographer. Leading lines abound, either looking up at columns, or along colonnades. Or if symmetry is more your thing, there’s usually plenty of that to be found too. Classical columns can be very large, and including human elements in the scene can provide welcome scale. By definition colonnades can also be rows of other tall, evenly spaced objects such as trees, which might add some interesting variety to the contest.

Ranked Contests are a weekly chance to compete alongside photographers of a similar Leaderboard ranking. Three contests with the same theme run at one time - for photographers ranked 1-250; 251-1000; and 1001+. They open Saturday morning after that week’s leaderboard has been updated, and are open for 5 days. They are Premium Contests, Expert-judged, but with no Crowd vote, so are worth 3x the standard ranking points.

How it works

This contest is expert judged only with no rating by the crowd. You will be able to find out how you did when the judging or rating period has closed.

Entries closed
28 July 2022

28 July 2022 to 4 August 2022

Winners announced
4 August 2022

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