'Colour Green' Photo Comp: Winner Announced
A mash-up of shortlisted images from australianphotography.com's June "Colour Green" photo competition.
The winner of the
australianphotography.com "Colour Green" photo competition is Janet Storer. Storer
took the major prize with her beautiful image "Design for Agave", a simple abstract
montage depicting several reflected perspectives of an agave plant.
The June Competition was judged by Melbourne-based professional photographer, writer and photo-educator Anthony McKee. McKee had the difficult task of choosing a winner from more than 726 entries, the largest number of entries in the history of the australianphotography.com photo competition.
"If photography was a sport then it would be really easy to judge," commented McKee. "it would be a case of 'this photographer got to the top of the hill first to photograph the sunrise with their 27 kilograms of Canon equipment, so he or she is the winner!' Because it is an art form though, photography is never easy to judge, and in competitions like this, where we are comparing landscapes with natural history, portraiture, documentary and abstract photographs it becomes all the more complicated.
"Ultimately, the challenge is to look at each image to see how the photographer has communicated the idea; the content and message needs to be considered but you also need to look at how the photographer has managed the lighting, design and emotional content, along with the basic technical considerations. In the end it does not matter what the genre of the photograph, if you start looking at all those elements then the best photograph soon rises to the top.
"A few photographs caught my eye when judging this months competition but ultimately it was 'Design for Agave' by Janet Storer that I graviated to.
"Why? Well there were a lot of good images in this competition but overall I felt that the strong design combined with a well managed tonal palette made 'Design for Agave' the sort of image that I could live with on my wall for some time. Three images that do get special mention are 'Green Armour' by Susie Thompson, 'The Colour Green' by Vin Rathod and 'Irish Pub' by Doug Adie. Good effort all!"
Storer has won a Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW camera bag, valued at $219 from Maxwell International. The lightweight bag is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and features plenty of space for camera and personal gear.
Thirty-one images were shortlisted for judging and the shortlisted images are pictured below.
The brief for the July 2012 competition is “Pets”. To enter an image click here.
Anthony McKee is a Melbourne based professional photographer, writer and photo-educator. Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, he has over twenty years experience working in a range of genres including landscape and documentary photography. Over the past decade he has also been a regular judge at both the Australian and the New Zealand professional photography awards.
Winner: ‘Design for Agave,’ by Janet Storer.
Commended: 'Irish Pub,' by Doug Adie.
Commended: 'Green Armour,' by Susie Thompson.
Commended: 'The Colour Green,' by Vin Rathod.
'A Pirate's Life for Me,' by Vanessa Janss.
'Australian National University Building,' by Daniel McLean.
'Bonding,' by Suresh Kumar A P.
'Bulgarian Forest Abstract,' by Shawn.
'Darkness,' by Priscilla Scanlon.
'Eclipse,' by Shanx Bose.
'Fern Grasp,' by Tom Wheeler.
'Ghost Swimmers,' by James Breslin.
'Green,' by Angus McLaren.
'Green,' by Pauline Marlow.
'Green In The Vein,' by Miriam Cohen.
‘How Green is My Valley,’ by Sue Block.
‘I See Red in a Sea of Green,’ by Peter Brodbeck.
‘Kiwi Fruit,’ by Wayne Holland.
‘La Sarre,’ by Frank Falkenstein.
‘Leaf Maze,’ by Susie Thompson.
‘Lotus Bud,’ by Martin Yates.
‘Nature's Spikes,’ by Cindy McCauley.
‘Storm Tree,’ by Sherie George.
‘Sundew,’ by Merlyn Cantwell.
‘The Colour Green,’ by Riana Bartlett.
‘The Colour Green,’ by Roxanne Meik.
‘The Gentle Hum of Anxiety,’ by Kelsey Austin Walsh.
‘The Swimmer,’ by The Swimmer.
‘Timeless,’ by Susie Thompson.
‘Wall of Green,’ by Janet Storer.
‘Xanthic Green,’ by Isaac Ferber.
'Life After Death,' Anthony Delaney.