IGPOTY Photo Projects Winners Announced

April 19, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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The winners of International Garden Photographer of the Year’s first Photo Projects category, Monochrome, have been announced. “Annemarie Farley was awarded first place for her beautiful and captivating photograph of a rose, titled ‘Lilac Rose’ [above],”.the organisers say. “Annemarie focused on the petals of the flower, concentrating on its unique shape and structure. The image was then softened post capture to emphasise the romantic and delicate essence of the rose.” The sixth International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is now calling for entries for its ‘Macro Art’ themed Photo Projects category. The deadline for entries is 31 May 2012.

IGPOTY Press Release

Photo Projects winners announced

This spring, International Garden Photographer of the Year received lots of entries from around the world for its first Photo Projects category. The theme was ‘Monochrome’ and a range of impressive entries experimented with different photographic techniques, colour shades, patterns and textures.

Annemarie Farley was awarded first place for her beautiful and captivating photograph of a rose, titled ‘Lilac Rose’. Annemarie focused on the petals of the flower, concentrating on its unique shape and structure. The image was then softened post capture to emphasise the romantic and delicate essence of the rose.

Second place was awarded to Sarah-fiona Helme for her brilliant shot of a bumble bee clinging to an Allium flower head as it moved in the breeze. Third prize goes to Polina Plotkinova for her captivating white studio image of a Chrysanthemum.

Finalist and Commended photographs in the Monochrome category also featured alluring views of gardens and nature, illustrative garden scenes, fascinating details of plants and intricate studio shots, including photographs from the Palace of Monserrate in Portugal, Yuni Gardens in Japan and cactus blooms photographed on the side of a road in Australia.

The sixth International Garden Photographer of the Year competition is now calling for entries for its ‘Macro Art’ themed Photo Projects category.

Deadline 31st May 2012

The Photo Projects spring category theme for this year is ‘Macro Art’ - a theme designed to encourage photographers to have fun with macro settings or lenses on their camera and get up close to plants. Now is the perfect time of year to look out for the signs of new plant growth and make the most of the glorious spring weather. It’s inspiring to capture nature awakening from the winter months!

The winner of the Photo Projects category wins a cash prize of £500 and a copy of the latest IGPOTY book, ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year Collection 5’ (published in March 2012). Entries cost £10 for 4 images and can be made online at http://www.igpoty.com.



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