Photo Competition Winner - December '10 by Clare Hunt and Ralph Snook
- Judged by
- Paul Goldstein
- Trip code
- Countries Visited
- Namibia, Kenya
- December 2010
Good collection of pictures this month and (as it’s nearly Christmas), two winners – Clare Hunt – Discover Namibia (Tripcode: AZN) and Ralph Snook – Kenya Photographic Safari (Tripcode: AYX)
Why are they winners?
Pelican cross - I could quibble about the ships on a none-too-straight horizon, I could also moan that the squabbled-for fish is not against the sky. I will not. This is the moment, a mid-air avian attack caught with precision, symmetry and no little humour. Top photo; my money's on the pelican to retrieve the spoils.
Wildebeest cross - They do cross, particularly this year in huge numbers. It is very difficult to get anything other than a record shot of this incredible phenomenon, yet here the photographer has gambled. I like gambling. It is bold and when it works it elevates the image to a higher sphere. By slowing the shutter speed right down, it screams movement. By managing to get a set of horns sharp in the centre amongst the spume, gives the picture direction. Very good punt, it paid off.
Previous Winning entries
Tim sent us a decent portfolio of Jordan, very decent in fact but this stood out. Most importantly every time we think we have seen every shot from Petra, someone comes along and surprises us. Tim did…
There are areas of this that are a little 'hot' (pretentious digital term for over-exposed), but I can live with that. There is no idea of scale - I can certainly live with that, I don't know where it…
Christine, a clearly an accomplished photographer, sent in a gallery of emotive, brilliantly captured candid images and portraits from her time in Ethiopia. In picking the best one, I chose the photog…
Sometimes black and white is used to disguise mediocrity, not here. This is a light-hearted moment which has been caught with sensitivity by the photographer. The background is wonderful, the grainine…