I have just entered The Art of Building competition 2016, the brilliant photography competition run by the CIOB.
The closing date for entries is today, 27th November 2016.
To find out more about this competition head to
The competition is described by the CIOB
“The Art of Building photography competition is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment. It is open to both professional and amateur photographers.”
You can find out more about the competition at
And you can find out more about the CIOB at http://www.ciob.org.
I am a member of the CIOB, achieving the designation Member of the Chartered Institute of Building some years ago. I have the letters MCIOB, which sit nicely next to one of my other professional qualifications, Licentiate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. LBIPP.
These two professional qualifications fit happily and nicely next to each other, and are why it was only natural that photographing buildings turned out to be my calling.
You can enter three images in the competition, and this year I chose the images you can see in this post.
I wanted to submit something a bit different.
The first image is this.
This picture is of the roof tiles on the new roof of Chideock Church in Dorset. I photographed this classical new domed roof to the church for the architect, Andrew Stone. I like the pattern and the colours. This picture was taken using a focal length of 400mm, and at this focal length I have managed to exclude everything else from the image. That just the leaves the tiles in no context at all. Quite an abstract image. Graphic almost. A work of art?
The second image is the picture of the windows overlooking the sea in the extension to Hamworthy Park Junior School. Another picture taken for the architect, Kendall Kingscott. Why did I choose this image? It is the light through these large, floor to ceiling windows. That and the fantastic view from the school classroom in Poole, Dorset.
The third image is of the new extension to the library at Winchester School of Art, part of the University of Southampton. I chose this picture as the lights in the building illuminate the street furniture in the foreground, giving interest and depth to the image.
So these are my three images entered for the CIOB Art of Building Competition 2016.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Sunday 27th November 2016