Better Photography Magazine - 2015 Awards

The Better Photography Magazine Photograph of the Year 2015 awards were announced in early October from Australia. Another first-time competition, I am thrilled to have all five submitted images earned silver and bronze awards.

 

Silver_KennedyLakeStrum.jpg

This image taken at Kennedy Lake, BC was on a very cloudy, gray day, with no wind. The perfect reflection caught my eye right away. This is a panorama image, 6 separate images stitched together in Photoshop. Only when I saw the complete panorama did the shape of the guitars become apparent, hence the title "Kennedy Lake Strum".

Silver_Joined.jpg

"Joined" is a single leaf floating in a pond that I have explored in a creative manner. I love the way the two joined together when the single image was duplicated and flipped. Several textures and colour processes were applied in achieving the final version.

Silver_Beauty.jpg

"Beauty" is the one image I entered into several competitions and it scored very differently in each one. Regardless of how it was scored I love the image.

Silver_Rapture.jpg

"Rapture" is a close-up of a tulip blossom, using various artistic tools and processes in order to achieve the look I was going for.

Bronze Award_After the Storm.jpg

"After the Storm" was taken on the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan. A nasty storm had just passed overhead, clearing to the west bathed the landscape in bright, rich gold colour. The critiquing of this image was around the saturation and colour , it was too vibrant, unreal. The reality was the colours in this scene were much more vibrant and saturated, which I toned down in the processing.

Gail Foster