And the winner is… Cover photo comp | PHOTOS

Thanks to everyone that entered our September cover photo competition. The winner’s photo will be featured as the cover image of the Southern Highland News Facebook page.

JUDGE:

Phillip Minnis enjoyed judging the Facebook cover photo competition so much last month that he decided to return for the September competition. 

Mr Minnis won six honourable mentions in the International Photography Awards Competition, and in the past two years, three of his photos have made it through to the final judging in the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.

WINNER:

Photo: Darren Hopton

Photo: Darren Hopton

Mr Minnis’ comments: “A lovely B&W image!  I particularly like the way the photographer has shot this scene.  Many photographers would have included the ground in a shot such as this; however, I find the way the viewer only gets to see the top portions of the trees subtlety effective and quite striking. The defined lines of the tree branches, juxtaposed against the plainness of the sky really makes this an eye-catching image.  Congratulations Darren, on being this month's winner!”

RUNNER-UP:

Photo: Diane Butler

Photo: Diane Butler

Mr Minnis’ comments: What a lovely scene! I particularly like the angle from which the photographer has captured this scene. I can almost smell the lavender! A thoughtfully composed and balanced image!  A nice example of the ‘Rule of Thirds’ – one of the most effective composition techniques in photography! Congratulations Diane on your second placing in this month’s competition!

PAST WINNERS:

August - Darren Hopton

August - Darren Hopton

July - Alex Grose

July - Alex Grose

June - Nancy Jones

June - Nancy Jones

May - Sharon Poh

May - Sharon Poh

April - Sophie Carroll

April - Sophie Carroll

March - Bohdi Todd

March - Bohdi Todd

February - Pat Dowler

February - Pat Dowler

January - Beverley Larkin

January - Beverley Larkin

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