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Photography Competition 54: Sunset Photography

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Photography Competition 54: Sunset Photography Montage

Some cities had better luck than others when photographing sunsets for the group classes this fortnight. Perth and Melbourne didn't have the best weather but made the best of "blue hour" instead, while Sydney, Perth and Brisbane were able to capture plenty of warm colours during their classes.

To see all of the photography competition entries, head to the album on the Photoh Facebook page here.

The finalists this fortnight are:

Karen Phillips, Adelaide

Not only has Karen kept the vibrance of the colour in her final image, she has also played with silhouette and form, using the boat as a foreground element. Well done!

Brian Dean, Brisbane

This stunning view of Brisbane from the Kangaroo Cliffs is well composed, with the sky appearing brightly lit on one side of the frame, with clouds rolling in from the other side. The sun's rays have created a starburst effect and provided a strong focal point.

John Ellis, Brisbane

The long exposure used in this photo has merged the sky and the clouds together in the horizon to give a beautiful, textured effect. The branch in the foreground also gives the photo a sense of balance between the sand, water and sky.

Kerrie Matthee, Melbourne

Although the sun is almost hidden behind the clouds in this image, Kerrie has managed to capture a streak of colour low on the horizon. This has a lot of impact underneath the darker clouds that have been emphasised in the frame over the Melbourne city skyline.

Fiona Childs, Perth

Like in the photo above the sun is fighting with the clouds in this image, but the gradiation between the purple, pink and yellow tones in this image is beautiful, and a true colour representation of the last stage of sunset before night falls, something that can be hard to capture without the colours being watered down in the final image.

Noura Spendlove, Perth

This photo looks almost like an Impressionist painting, with the haze of the clouds and the softness of the water. While the sun itself isn't in the frame, the detail of the sunset and the landscape have been captured so vividly, it's easy to feel as if you are actually there!

Janie Golding, Sydney

This is the perfect example of the golden hour and why it's so magical! Aperture has been kept wide to elongate the sun's rays but perspective has also been used to stop it from overpowering the Ferris Wheel as the main subject of the photo.

Simon Barker, Sydney

This is an original take on sunset photography, where the colours are seen as a pattern through window reflections, as well as incorporating some details of the activity at Milsons Point, rather than just from the vantage point across to Sydney Harbour. Very creative!

The winner this fortnight is...Janie Golding from Sydney! Congratulations, you have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!

And in second place we have...Karen Phillips from Adelaide, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher.

The theme for the next challenge is food photography, which can be a tricky subject, as it is can be hard to make it to look appetising without studio lighting. Students will be learning how to achieve good results in an everyday setting.

Entries will open on Saturday the 25th March and close on Thursday the 6th April at midnight AEST.

To enter, simply post your photo on the Photoh Facebook wall stating your city. First prize is a $100 JB Hifi voucher and second prize is a $50 JB Hifi voucher.

Please read our post on the competition rules and guidelines if you'd like more information before submitting a photo. If you have any other questions you can message us or email brooke@photoh.com.au.

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