Judge's Comments

  1. There are a number of things I like very much about this picture and they add together to make it a winner for me. I think the first thing that struck me was its sense of depth that establishes itself with the foreground flowers and the distant mountains, but which is emphasised by the clever use of depth of field. We would know that the mountains were a long way away of course, but David makes sure we understand that immediately by making them dramatically out of focus. The composition also helps us to feel the distance between the flowers and the mountains as it leads us from the bottom right of the frame across to the middle of the left, before taking us back to the right and high up in the frame. It feels like a long way. In all this our eyes can’t help identify that the scattering of pink petals in the lower left of the picture are the subjects, and that’s where we are supposed to look. The chromatic contrast between the magenta pinks and the deep greens makes the flowers jump from their background to demand our attention. It’s a fabulous picture and a worthy winner of this competition – well done David.

Member Comments

  1. gerryatrickgolf posted a comment on 9 July 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Congrats on the win David, well done.

  2. roy posted a comment on 9 July 2018 at 9:37 pm

    As Gerry has said, well done and congratulations.

  3. eddy posted a comment on 10 July 2018 at 7:13 pm
    Expert User

    Well done.

  4. mrt posted a comment on 10 July 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Congrats, David.

  5. savlet posted a comment on 11 July 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Congratulations! 🙂

  6. davidwa posted a comment on 12 July 2018 at 8:14 am

    Many thanks, big surprise when I signed in this morning to see That I had won.
    The picture was taken on my first ever visit to the Dolomites in early June. I highly recommend the area for anyone looking for a very photogenic place with dramatic mountain landscapes.

  7. christopher.chisnall posted a comment on 12 July 2018 at 9:49 am

    Lovely shot, well done David.

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