We were overwhelmed by the quality and incredible variety of the entries we received last week for the Landscape Photography competition.
There were no restrictions on the type of landscape shot you could enter, and we were looking for photos that displayed a good technical understanding of how best to capture the scene. It was important for us to pick out photos that showed that the photographer had taken care and consideration to use a viewpoint, composition or settings that worked with the chosen scene to capture it in an interesting and creative way.
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The winner this fortnight is...Sally Barnes from Adelaide!
Congratulations Sally! You have won a $100 JB Hifi voucher!
Sally's photo really blew us away with the brilliant use of contrasting colours and textures used throughout the composition. The composition is built up with thirds stacked vertically; with the fiery red rocks anchored at the bottom, then the blue tones of the ice dominating the centre and the warm tones of the sky providing a lighter balance at the top. We love the fact that the landscape contains only one tiny clue of the presence of mankind: the minuscule figure of a person in the far right third of the frame. Including this person in the shot works here as it really emphasises the sheer scale of the landscape ahead, which can sometimes be lost if we don't have anything familiar to use as a comparison.
And in second place we have...Nick Callaghan from Perth, who has won a $50 JB Hifi voucher!
Nick has captured the time of day that suits this scene perfectly, with the gentle warm tones of the sky contrasting beautifully with the cold blue paint of the hut on the water. The long exposure works so well to reduce the water surrounding the hut to an almost mirrored mist of fading colours, allowing the structured, linear details of the man-made structure to boldly stand out. The jetty running from the left side of the frame pulls your eyes across to the hut in an effective way, and works well to fill the composition. We feel that we have been transported to a moment of peace and calm with this shot!
The theme for next fortnight is Creative Night Photography
Many of us can be reluctant to head outside with a camera in the dark, after all, what can there be to photograph once all the natural light has disappeared?
LOTS is the answer! Photography is the art of playing with light, and there's plenty of opportunities to be had with interesting sources such as a full moon, street lamps and car headlights. It's time to pack your tripod and start getting creative.
Entries opened on Friday 15th February and will close on Thursday the 28th February 2019 at 23:59 AEST.
Entries must be one image, or can be multiple images saved as a collage in a single file if you wish.