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Sneaky Silver Award

My prints from the recent NSW AIPP Professional Print Awards judging just arrived. When I opened the print case I found a print that I did not see the judging for. This print was awarded a Silver.

Very happy that six of my prints were judged at Silver standard.

I need to build on this excellent result and try to achieve the next level of Silver Distinction, or that allusive Gold!

This image was shot near Kings Canyon NT on Adventures in Oz trip with Peter Eastway and Tony Hewitt. I loved the cloud that just drifted in for literally 5mins and soft pastel colours of sunset, but somehow ended up with the following image. I like to experiment with achieving a different look, and the cloud reflection  just seemed to work.

I think I can improve it by subtly removing some of the symmetry in the tree branches, so that the viewer has to look twice…

Silver Award – “Dragons” – near Kings Canyon, NT Aust

AIPP 2013 NSW Professional Photography Awards

The judging for the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers 2013 NSW Professional Photography Awards was conducted in Canberra last weekend. I was very pleased to receive 5 x Silver Awards in the landscape section.

Oxers Lookout, Karijini NP

Silver Award – Oxers Lookout Karijini NP

Gloomy Day, near Queenstown, New Zealand

Silver Award – Gloomy Day near Queenstown, New Zealand

Tree clings to life on the edge of a billabong in the desert, near Alice Springs, NT Aust

Silver Award – Gnarled Gum on the edge of a billabong near Alice Springs, NT Aust

Tree clings to life on the edge of a billabong in the desert, near Alice Springs, NT Aust

Silver Award – Gnarled Gum on the edge of a billabong near Alice Springs, NT Aust

Tangled tree roots on the edge of a billabong in the desert, near Alice Springs, NT Aust

Silver Award – A Tangled Mind – Gnarled Gumtree roots near Alice Springs, NT Aust

Later I learnt that the last print would be disqualified as it is the same topic as one of the previous trees. I did not notice this had occurred as there was some time between first round of selections and subsequent edits. To be honest I am not overly concerned as at least the judges had thought it worthy of a Silver award.

I have taken some of the judges comments on board already & have started “tweaking” a couple of images for the Nationals (APPA’s). The 2013 APPA will be held in Melbourne in September.