Claisebrook Cove Twilight Photo Walk Photo Competition Winners!
It was a tough decision selecting the winning images in the Claisebrook Cove Twilight Photo Walk Photo Competition. Many of the images submitted are beautiful and made the most of the beautiful colours of sunset and twilight at East Perth on the evening of our photo walk. At the end of the day, Russell Nastasi and I selected winning images that reflected the atmosphere, mood and emotion of the event and location. Rather than dwell on the technical aspects of the image, we looked at aspects such as creative composition, the story/intent in the photograph and the way the image gave us a different way of looking at the location, setting or subject.
So, without much ado, here are our happy winners!
FIRST PRIZE (Selected by Seng Mah)
1st Prize – Awarded to Carolyn Carson for this beautiful image of the photo walk photographers all lined up across the pedestrian bridge, silhouetted against the golden sunset. Carolyn has taken this image from a distance away and used perspective compression to blend the city skyline with the shapes of the photographers spread across the bridge. The high contrast and bold shadows make for a compelling image. Well done, Carolyn, who wins a place in our Advanced Photography Techniques workshop on Saturday 12 December 2015!
SECOND PRIZE (Selected by Russell Nastasi)
2nd Prize – Awarded to Estelle Brits for this very striking composition, where Claisebrook Cove and the soft pastel hues of the sunset play backdrop to an agapanthus flower. The fact that Estelle chose to focus on the flower, instead of the background, makes this image very different, and the complimentary colours of blues, greens, purples, magentas and mauves weave a beautiful and calming atmosphere in this image. Well done Estelle, who wins a print from the “Afghanistan: Through a Digger’s Eyes” exhibition by Russell Nastasi!
These are especially strong images that made the competition shortlist and deserve honourable mentions because of their technical competence, brilliant timing and bold compositions: