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
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…
Jackals punch way above their weight. Gazelle and impala fawns form an integral part of their diet but take some catching as their parents are often hugely territorial. Jackie has caught the moment w…
Landscape photography is very hard to promote above the ‘chocolate box’ category. Not in this case. The composition is immaculate, the choice of portrait is compelling and vital and the colours sp…