As the Japanese Garden Photography Competition did not have a prize associated with it, we asked a brother to decide the winners. He is a professional photographer and had a few comments for the photos. Here they are:
Starting with honourable mentions: The balancing one legged zen photo is an interesting one. It really captures the mediator in action, or lack of action :p.. maybe next time try the hovering in mid air while appearing to balance on one leg at the same time haha!
Third place… The letter box shot. Whoever took a letter box to the beautiful park and then jumped inside to take a photo, well that’s commitment to your photography. Nicely framed with the seriously blacked out vignette.
Second place goes to the fishing bird in the stream. Capturing the bird mid hunt while framing the shot with depth of field is impressive.
First place…. Drum roll…….
Goes to the silhouette of the fellowship! This one gets first place… Really to just encourage the students to fellowship! 🙂 But it is a good photo too.. the contrast of colour and lighting brings attention to the silhouette, which in itself is quite interesting. We have the straight lines of the man made building which is organisation vs the God created outline of man fellow-shipping which is very organic!
Congrats to Travis (first place), Lam (second place), Sarah (third place), and Leia (honourable mention), and thank you to all our other entrants!