'Machines' Photo Comp Winner Announced
Some of the shortlisted images from the May 'Machines' photo competition.
The winner of May’s ‘Machines’ photo comp is
Liam Schulze, who won the Lowepro camera bag with a night shot of an old electric
shovel at Iron Knob Mine in South Australia.
The May photo competition attracted more than 300 entries and was judged by professional travel and adventure photographer Chris McLennan.
“The final choice was hard to make with so many quality images – all of which were very different to each other,” McLennan said.
“I chose the winning image for the strong composition created with the low horizon and angular lines of the crane. This combined with the careful use of long shutter speeds gave a great feel with the star trails and what appears to be light painting working very well together. A well thought out image.”
Liam has won a Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW camera bag valued at $219 from Maxwell International.
McLennan also complimented two other images, ‘Rotten Teeth in Gear Wheels’ by Daphne Gonzalvez and ‘Directing Flying Machines’ by Ralph Alquezar.
“A runner-up favourite was the image of the rusty cogs which reminded me of clam shells – if the composition was off-centre then it would have been a strong contender. The small child with the large plane was also a very interesting use of subject placement and composition, a nice light-hearted image.”
A total of 311 images were entered in the May Photo Competition with 20 images making the highly commended list (see below).
The theme for the June photo competition is The Colour Green.
ABOUT THE JUDGE: Award winning photographer Chris McLennan was born and raised in the South Island of New Zealand, but now spends his time travelling the world on photographic assignments for his many travel and tourism clients. He also hosts travel photography workshops and in 2012 is planning tours to Africa, Alaska, and Italy. See Chris’ work here.
WINNER: ‘Giant on the Hill,’ by Liam Schulze.
‘Chopper,’ by Bob Jin.
‘Clancy Cars,’ by Bryce Waters.
‘Cogs,’ by Grahame Matthews.
‘Cool Machine,’ by Markus Hainz.
‘Cranes on the Skyline,’ by David Edwards.
‘Deluxe,’ by Matt Mawson.
‘Directing Flying Machines,’ by Ralph Alquezar.
‘Excavator Attack,’ by Thomas Jones.
‘The Forgotten...,’ by Roseann Hall.
‘Ready to Roll,’ by Wayne Sherriff.
‘Rise of the Machines,’ by Andrew Fuller.
‘Rotten Teeth in Gear Wheels,’ by Daphne Gonzalvez.
‘Speed in Motion,’ by Kory Leung.
‘T-bird,’ Shawn Selles.
‘The Digger,’ by Maria Bastin.
‘The Excavator,’ by Arther Ng.
‘Tread Lightly,’ by Mick Unwin.
‘Warehouse Buzz,’ by Karen Scott.