Focus Awards 2019
When you start to look at all the top 50 images in each category you get a idea of how tough the competition is, there is such wide range of images from people of all walks of life and also from across the globe which, for me at least, makes it pretty tough.
I was lucky enough (and i say genuinely believe that alot of it for me does come down to luck) to get 1st place in the landscape category, it was probably not one of the images I thought would do well, but thats always the case, i find the shotgun approach works best with very little thought, thats perfect for me since like most years this year was really last minute, like selecting pictures a few hours before it close (Sarah Joy will atest to this 🙂 )
Its also quite surprising since I have done so little photography this year.
The particular image (dried up natural spring on the lake bed) was from a recent solo trip to SA, i probably took more landscape shots in this trip than I have all year 🙂 It also was really solo too 🙂 not kids, no family, just me a 4wd and a camera (well 2 cameras 🙂 ) and 2 flights over Lake Eyre.
It would seem its a fairly popular spring to take pictures of since i have seen quite a few image from this – this can also be a testament to the great pilots out at Wrightsair ‘The Spirit of the Outback’ Charter and Scenic Flight Specialist who do know all the good spots to go too 🙂
I gotta thank Tim Wrate, without his advice and inspiration i probably would have left this trip on that wayside 🙂 thanks a bunch!
I gotta say all my other images struggled, nothing but bronze 🙂 that said I really like them.
Thanks to FOCUS (Australia Seascape & Landscape Photography) community and the competition, its really one of the only competition i regularly enter, the prizes are always great and always a great bunch of people.
Here are all my images