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
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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…