Photo Competition Winner - September '10 by Jim Gannon
- Judged by
- Paul Goldstein
- Trip code
- Countries Visited
- Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro.
- September 2010
We had to have an embargo on Polar bears this month as they kept flooding in and this left the photo cupboard slightly bare. However this is a beauty - nothing fancy just a cracking shot of an idyllic scene. The composition is flawless - the waterfall dominating but also the thin strip of watery foreground invites the viewer into the picture. The swimmers do not dominate like they might in a ghastly Speedo ad manner, but they are evident. Do I want to be there, yes, a big YES and that is the essence of a belting travel photograph .
Previous Winning entries
'Black, White and I’m All Over This' Are zebras hard to photograph – no. Are Burchell’s zebras endangered – no. Is this a worthy winner - massively. This is superbly executed, brilliantly crop…
'You hum it I’ll take it.' Wow, this is one top bird. Delay on the wings, sensational background, this photographer entered a few this month, all were good, all were different, but the neon-like li…
Midnight sun and some photographic midnight oil. Light: sensational, composition: superb (breaks the rules as the book says ‘portrait’ ). Do I wish I had taken it? That’s a given. Do I wish I wa…
“It is always easy to criticise and if I was nit-picking I would say the top is cut off a little but this dazzling shot speaks of graft and sweat: critical characteristics of any good wilderness sho…