Winners are Grinners: Fremantle Twilight Trek Photo Competition
Wow! It wasn’t an easy job picking the winning images from the Fremantle Twilight Trek Photo Competition. So many great entries that captured the light and colour of Fremantle so well! In the end, it came down to creativity, content, message and visual strength — so, without much ado, here are our winners!
1st prize: Heather Thorning
“I loved the soft golden afternoon light lighting up this grass so by getting down low to photograph, was able to incorporate part of the Ferris Wheel faintly in the background.”
Congratulations Heather! Heather wins a $100 voucher that can be put towards one of our full day or half day photography workshops.
2nd prize: Bryce Fenwick
“When shooting the sunset, I wanted to take something that was more than just a generic sunset picture, something that represented Australian culture and the experience of sharing the sun, sand and sea together.
The photo features an esky which has been left, hidden in the coastal shrubs. This makes it appear as though it has been left behind or washed up onto the beach. The sunset shows it has come to the end of the day. The warmth of the sun has long gone until it rises again, In the way that the good times spent on the beach are only memories until we are reunited with one another on the sand. The esky is a relic of the good times spent at the beach and the memories that were left behind.
As the sun started to set, I positioned myself upon a rock overlooking the beach. I was behind one large group who appeared as though they had spent many hours already enjoying Bathers Beach. I realised that this sense of togetherness was what I wanted illustrate in my photo.
The group moved off to the food markets and I made the decision to reposition myself further along the beach. As I climbed across the rocks I found they had left their esky behind, hidden in the shrubs. This was the shot i had been waiting for, it represented what i had seen and the story I wanted to tell. I positioned the camera behind the esky quite low, so the sun was only peaking over the top of the esky. This created a beautiful golden flare across the esky which landed on the shrubs behind.”
Bryce wins a copy of The Photographer’s Eye by Michael Freeman. Well done, Bryce!
Merit award winners win a voucher from Valentine’s Camera House in Fremantle, which can be redeemed for five 8×12″ prints. Congratulations to the following Twilight Trekkers!
“Captured this image just when the sun setting down the Indian Ocean while Children Playing & People Sitting at the Old Jetty – the Shadows has added more creativity into this image to mark the beauty of the end of the DAY.”
“I was talking with other people on the trek while also watching the sky and surrounds when the shift in perspective through the persons glasses caught my eye. then it was just finding the right angle that offered a point of interest.”
“The combination of subjects, a child, a couple and a solitary man seated, captured my attention. Capturing the sharp silhouettes with a colourful sky of the sunset was my intention. I lowered my self on a step as I wanted to capture from a lower angle to give more prominence to the silhouettes against the sky. ”
“Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour fishermen statues, iconic statues have been wanting to photograph for some time. Image captured on canon 5D MkII,EF 17-40mm f/4L usm. Settings f5.6 1/250 iso 400. Capture in RAW format processed in CS6.”
I was walking round to the jetty point with my friend when she stopped and I happened to look back and see the sun reflecting off the building and it just caught my eye with the sharpness of the angles.
“Strolling wharfside in Freo brings to mind the enjoyment and relaxation people find in the environs. When my eye caught a stack of parked bicycles and the ferris wheel in the background, the mood and the symmetry were irresistible. It’s an advantage you get from shooting from an unusual perspective – lying on the ground!”