Photo Competition Winner - June '10 by Angharad Barnes
- Judged by
- Paul Goldstein
- Trip code
- Countries Visited
- June 2010
I may get some criticism for this as it is a complete break with the norm, but this is a photo competition not a woolly adventure travel love-in and this is the best shot this month.
Taken in Zanzibar, it is contrived, a bit mainstream, but oh my it works. I want that drink, I can feel the cool condensation of the glass against my lips, taste the tangy hops on my tongue and feel the sunset's last rays burnishing my forehead. However it is more than a lager advertisement, this is well conceived and brilliantly executed with a dash of travellers sandal, a whisper of exotic sarong and then the masterstroke of two local kids playing volleyball with the ball at the top of the lazy parabola. Top image, but like all photos there is always one slight criticism and the hibiscus (or whatever it is) draped in the drink is a ghastly bit of cheese but does not detract from a very good piece of photography.
Previous Winning entries
I have seen thousands of Indian sunsets, they rarely short-change, this certainly does not. It has the primary ingredients of colour, silhouette, and composition but it is the questionning nature of t…
Andrew’s recent travels have taken him all over the colourful country of Tibet. He sent us a lot of images this month and with a couple of exceptions, they were all very good - a couple outstanding.…
The ancient baobab boulevards are by no means virginal in terms of photography. I’ve seen them at sunrise, sunset, with startling blue skies and with about 40 tourists shooting them.This however is …
Madagascar featured strongly in this month’s entries, but it wasn’t the striking scenery or endemic lemurs that caught the eye, it was the infectious smile and warmth of the local Malagasy populat…