We received plenty of beautiful images of birds, flowers, landscapes, pets and more from our readers for the Spring Photo Competition. The judges had a tough task picking the winners. Bec Bennet from Hold Photography picked 15-year-old Peta Allen as the Forbes winner, while Marc Payne from March Payne Photography named Elizabeth Drady as the Parkes winner.
Bec’s comments on Peta’s winning entry was: “Lovely composition, perfect mirroring of the silo in the water, nice warm colours, soft afternoon sky. Depicts a lovely country scene.” Marc said of Elizabeth’s winning shot: “It has impact, it fills the frame and is nicely exposed.”
The judges also wanted to give a special mention to the second and third place winners.
• Forbes 2nd: Katie Drady: “Skiing in theflood waters. Great concept, great current scene for our region.”
• Forbes 3rd Anne McLennan: “Great composition, beautiful bright colours, goodfocus.”
• Parkes 2nd: Wendy Baigent “Image fillsthe frame and has nice colour, gives impact.”
• Parkes 3rd: Casper Jones “The use oflight is gorgeous in this image and thelight in the cat’s eyes draws you in.”
Peta and Elizabeth have each won a family photo session with Bec and Marc respectively.