It has been a brilliant year for Parkes photographer Marc Payne who keeps on raking in accolades for his work.
He received the good news last week that he has picked up two bronze awards in the Epson International Pano (panorama) Awards for photos he took in the Parkes area.
The competition is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography, and is the world’s largest competition devoted to the genre with 92 countries represented. The open categories attracted 2,646 entries and there were 2,619 amateur entries.
“I have entered these awards once before and didn’t do any good. I entered this year mainly for the feedback and not expecting to receive two bronzes.”
He scored 72/100 for his image of the massive dust storm that hit Parkes on 19th January 2020. He scored 76/100 for a photo he took at Lake Endeavour shrouded in fog.
“It goes to show you don’t have to be in the most beautiful parts of the world to get award winning or competing images,” said Marc.
In August Marc received two honourable mentions in the Minimalist Photography Awards, and in July his portrait study of Dustin Howearth was named in the top 101 portrait photographs of the year.
By Maggi Barnard