Every year I see the results to this coveted competition come out and every year I have said to myself, next year I'll put a few in there..well this year I finally did, albeit at the last minute, but thats my life at the moment :)
Firstly, if you have not done so already, spend 10 minutes or even better grab a cup of tea and spend half an hour to sit down and look through the winning images in the open and amateur categories, there are quite a few since they publish the top 50, but it is certainly worth it, there is some stunning imagery in there. It's also great to see such a large representation of Australian photographers in there, we clearly punch well above out weight for our population size.
This year a mate named Ray Jennings smashed a home run in the Amateur category with an amazing image of some smelly lake.. its not even a lake :) its a dam.. ;) .. out past Mudgee, in all seriousness check it out, its a great shot and a prime example of how to make a stunning image from regular joe location, there are no snow capped mountains there.. there are no wild scenes.. just a dam with a bunch or dead trees and some birds :) Great work Ray.
So i put a few images in, i really had my heart set on my macro panorama, i felt it had a bit of something extra but not enough to get it over the line.. anyways. my image from Queenslake back in the Easter holidays seemed to gel with the judges and got a gold for a place at number 32 :) , for me its a nice image.. but its just a bit cliche… i guess I have spent so much time there over the last several years I have forgotten to appreciate it's beauty.
So anyways, here are the set of images that I put in and got a result.
As mentioned, be sure to check out the website and see some absolutely stunning images, btw Jesus won.. no really :).. a dude called Jesus from Spain won.. check him out :)
In Album 27/10/2017