Competition – Best Australian Natural Landscape Photo

Competition – Best Australian Natural Landscape Photo

Our first Photo Competition for “Best Australian Wildlife Photo” in October was a great success so we’re announcing our second Competition for December 2019 / January 2020 “Best Australian Natural Landscape Photo”, again run in collaboration with Heather at “The Northern Guide”.

The Australian Landscape is as beautiful as it is diverse, we have everything here from beautiful beaches, daunting deserts & snowy mountains to tropical rain forests & waterlogged wetlands along with everything else in between.

Mountains of Gold - Beachside Rocks, Shorehaven Beach, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art (CRA1.1-V1-)
Mountains of Gold – Beachside Rocks, Shorehaven Beach, Perth, Western Australia

Living our busy lives in suburbia it’s easy to forget just how amazing this country is. Hopefully our Photo Competition this month will help bring your attention back to the natural wonders all around us and maybe inspire you to get outdoors and leave city life behind for a while 😎

To enter this months competition all you need is a photo taken in Australia that focuses on the Natural Landscape. Animals, people, buildings and man made objects are allowed but must not be the main subject.

Sunset Peninsula, Bunker Bay, Margaret River, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Sunset Peninsula, Bunker Bay, Margaret River, Western Australia

Ideas for subject matter include: landscapes (obviously), sunsets, seascapes, forest scenes, wetlands, lakes, abstract natural scenes (like my “Mountains of Gold” above), photos of your local park, beach scenes, waves, trees, flowers or even a closeup of a leaf …

Winery 1, Swan Valley, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Vine Leaf, Dave’s Back Garden, Perth, Western Australia
Forest Twilight 1, Boranup Forest, Margaret River, Western Australia - Photographic Art (BFV1.1-V3-TH1)
Boranup Forest, Margaret River, Western Australia
Red & Green Kangaroo Paw, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art (KPF1.2-V1)
Red & Green Kangaroo Paw, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia
Waves in Motion 1, Indian Ocean, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Waves in Motion, Indian Ocean, Perth, Western Australia

So what are you waiting for?
Get out there, start snapping and enter your best Australian Landscape Photos to be in the chance to win a professionally printed & matted Fine Art Print of your photo:

  • First Place: 11” x 14” Matted Fine Art Print of Your Image
  • Second Place: 8” x 10” Matted Fine Art Print of Your Image
  • Third Place: 5” x 7” Matted Fine Art Print of Your Image
  • “The Northern Guide” Additional Sponsored Prize will be a 4″ x 4″ Framed Tile Print awarded to Heather’s choice from entrants who have liked her Facebook Page
  • Plus all winners will receive a high quality lens cloth & a cleaning cloth to keep your camera smear & dust free with your image printed on them
  • Plus all winners will receive a 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery at Wanneroo Markets

The winners prints will be printed on Ilford Galerie Fine Art Paper using an Epson Large Format Printer with UltraChrome® Pigment Inks.
Lens Cloths & Cleaning Cloths will be Dye Sublimated using Sawgrass Printers & SubliJet-HD Inks

Matted Prints - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Winning Print from Our “Best Australian Native Animal” Photo Competition in October 2019

Conditions Summary:

  • Entrants must reside in WA & be able to collect any prizes from our Gallery at Wanneroo Markets in person
  • Up to 3 images per person that focus on the Australian Natural Landscape. Animals, people, buildings and man made objects are allowed but must not be the main subject
  • Please feel free to add an accompanying image title & short description associated with your images
  • Entries should be submitted by email to comp@madcat.com.au & received by Fri 31st January 2020
  • Important: Please read the full guidelines & conditions below:

If you have any questions then please contact us

We love promoting photography as a hobby (or profession) for young and old alike. Photography encourages artistic creativity, it gets people outdoors and encourages an active & healthy lifestyle. Photography also provides the opportunity for people to learn new skills using computer tools like Photoshop, Lightroom or many of the free alternatives available.

When visiting natural environments please be respectful of the flora and fauna, take your litter home and treat the environment with respect.

The Sentry, Two Rocks, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Two Rocks, Perth, Western Australia

Terms & Conditions:

  • Promoted by MADCAT Digital Design ABN: 19 094 456 845
  • Each entrant may submit up to 3 images, there is no cost to enter
  • Entries should be submitted by email to comp@madcat.com.au & received by Fri 31st January 2020
  • Entries should be in JPEG format at the highest quality possible and not reduced in size (preferably at least 3MB in size)
  • All entries will be acknowledged by email
  • Information required for each entry includes:
    • Email Subject should read “MADCAT Photography Competition December 2019 / January 2020”
    • Your full name
    • Your email address for notification to winners
    • Your age
    • Your suburb in WA
    • The location the photo was captured at
    • Optional: Image Title & Short Description
    • Optional: Tell us what this location means to you (we love a good story 👍)
  • Entries must depict the Australian Landscape in a positive manner, be taken lawfully and with conservation in mind
  • Animals, people, buildings and man made objects are allowed but must not be the main subject
  • Images will be judged on technical quality, artistic quality & emotional response of the judges, Dave Catley & Maggie Catley
  • The judge’s decisions will be final
  • Images may be processed as the entrant sees fit but the judges reserve the right to judge images based on their subjective opinions. In other words if you go crazy you’d better do a good job of it 😊
  • You must be the legal owner to the copyright of any images submitted
  • All images submitted must be based solely on photographic images taken by the entrant
  • Entrants retain the full ownership of images submitted
  • Winners will be informed by email, announced in the next issue of The Northern Guide as well as on our Website & Facebook page
  • MADCAT Photography reserves the right to use submitted images in relation to promoting this or future competitions, recognition will be given to the entrant if possible
  • Any personal information received will not be passed on to third parties for any purpose, however entrants will be added to our email database unless explicitly requesting to be excluded
  • MADCAT Photography accepts no responsibility for entries not received, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure their entry has been received
  • Legal Stuff: MADCAT Photography has no liability, in negligence or howsoever, for any accident, loss, illness, injury, damage, or inconvenience suffered by you or any individual or property arising out of or after entering the competition or collecting and using the prize. In other words “Whatever you do it’s not our fault!”
Ocean Tranquility, Yanchep, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Ocean Tranquility, Yanchep, Perth, Western Australia

Environmental Issues

Always remember when visiting natural environments such as these please be respectful of the flora and fauna, take your litter home and treat the environment with respect.

Leave No Trace :

  • Take Nothing but Pictures
  • Leave Nothing but Footprints
  • Kill Nothing but Time
  • Keep Nothing But Memories
  • Burn Nothing but Calories

Post Processing

These images were processed using a combination of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 & ON1 Photo RAW 2019.

Visit Our Gallery

Visit our Gallery at Shop 136 Wanneroo Markets, 33 Prindiville Drive in Wangara to see more of our Fine Art Images & Photo Products.

Also available at the Gallery are Greeting Cards, Magnets, Keyrings, Mugs, Scarves, Tote Bags, Wall Tapestries, Lens Cloths, unique 3D Printed Gadgets & Gizmo’s and much more …

Cheers,
Dave 🐾

Competition Results – Best Australian Wildlife Photo

Competition Results – Best Australian Wildlife Photo

It’s always nerve wracking doing something for the first time and running our first Photographic Competition was no different. What if no one enters? What if the entries all break the rules? What if …?

Thankfully we had no need to worry, plenty of great quality images came in and our main problem was picking the winners 😃

Most importantly many of the images came with a back story and an obvious love for our native wildlife and their survival, seeing this level of concern is heart warming ❤

Majestic Magpie - Australian Magpie, Mindarie, Perth, Western Australia, Wildlife Photographic Art (AMP1.4-V1-TH1)
Each winner receives a Matted Print of their photo

A big thank you to all our entrants and without further ado, here are the judges (that’s Maggie & I) decisions …

First place goes to Corril Heaysman for her “Carnaby’s Cockatoo in Bottlebrush”. Great subject choice Corril, Black Cockatoos are one of our favourites too 😎

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo – Corril Heaysman

Here are Corril’s comments:
“The endangered animal close to my heart is the Black Cockatoo, particularly the red tail, with the amazing tiger like markings on the males.
My entry is a photo of the Carnaby Cockatoo taken in Alkimos, WA on 13 October 2019.
The Cockatoo’s often fly down from Yanchep National Park and visit the avenue of bottlebrush trees in my street for their morning treat.
It’s wonderful to watch them and they make such a mess!”


Corril wins:

  • 11” x 14” Matted Fine Art Print on of her photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • Ceramic mug with her image printed on it using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Matted Prints - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Corril’s “Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo” as a Matted Print
Customised Mugs - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Corril’s 1st Place Mug

Second place is awarded to Anthony de Silva for his “Black Swan on Herdsman Lake”. A great image of one of our state animal emblems.

Black Swan - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Black Swan – Anthony de Silva

Anthony wins:

  • 8” x 10” Matted Fine Art Print of his photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • Ceramic mug with his image printed on it using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Matted Prints - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Anthony’s “Black Swan on Herdsman Lake” as a Matted Print
Customised Mugs - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Anthony’s 2nd Place Mug

Finally, third place goes to Sharon Bonnett for her “Honey Bee in Wanneroo”. Who wouldn’t agree that bees are so crucial to a healthy natural ecology.

Honey Bee - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Honey Bee – Sharon Bonnett

Sharon tells us “The endangered species close to my heart are bees”.

Sharon wins:

  • 5” x 7” Matted Fine Art Print of her photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • Ceramic mug with her image printed on it using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Matted Prints - Photo Competition, MADCAT Photography, Perth, Western Australia
Sharon’s “Honey Bee in Wanneroo” as a Matted Print
Sharon’s 3rd Place Mug

Thank you again to all our entrants, we were really impressed with the quality of images and dedication to our native wildlife 😃

We plan to run these competitions on alternate months so keep an eye out for our December competition “Best Australian Natural Landscape Photo”. Further details will be announced on our Facebook Page, Instagram here on our Blog and in “The Northern Guide” soon 👍

Carnaby Black Cockatoos, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

Environmental Issues

Always remember when visiting natural environments please be respectful of the flora and fauna, take your litter home and treat the environment with respect.

Leave No Trace :

  • Take Nothing but Pictures
  • Leave Nothing but Footprints
  • Kill Nothing but Time
  • Keep Nothing But Memories
  • Burn Nothing but Calories

Visit Our Gallery

Visit our Gallery at Shop 136 Wanneroo Markets, 33 Prindiville Drive in Wangara to see more of our Fine Art Images & Photo Products.

Also available at the Gallery are Greeting Cards, Magnets, Keyrings, Mugs, Scarves, Tote Bags, Wall Tapestries, Lens Cloths, unique 3D Printed Gadgets & Gizmo’s and much more …

Cheers,
Dave 🐾

Competition – Best Australian Wildlife Photo

Competition – Best Australian Wildlife Photo

It’s time for our first Wildlife Photo Competition!

In collaboration with Heather at “The Northern Guide” we have announced a Photo Competition for local photographers here in Perth to showcase our amazing native wildlife.

Majestic Magpie, Mindarie, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art (WBL1.9-V1-TH1)
Majestic Magpie, Mindarie, Perth, Western Australia

Here at MADCAT Photography Maggie & I are all about wildlife conservation and love to do what we can to raise awareness of the many endangered species we have right on our doorstep here in Western Australia & all across the Australian continent.

We also love promoting photography as a hobby (or profession) for young and old alike. Photography encourages artistic creativity, it gets people outdoors and encourages an active & healthy lifestyle. Photography also provides the opportunity for people to learn new skills using computer tools like Photoshop, Lightroom or many of the free alternatives available.

Osprey, Burns Beach, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Osprey, Burns Beach, Perth, Western Australia

There is a lot of talk these days about conservation, whether it be concerning the environment or wildlife! The reality is that many species of wildlife are threatened and some way too close to extinction! If you want to learn more about the plight of our planet and it’s wildlife then simply go to YouTube and search for “David Attenborough”, his natural history documentaries are some of the best ever made and he is a strong advocate for protection of the natural world around us.

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, Yanchep National Park, Perth, Western Australia

One native animal close to our hearts is the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo. Classified as Endangered (“fauna that is rare or is likely to become extinct soon”) these birds are endemic to WA’s Southwest and their population has fallen by 50% in 45 years, mainly due to loss of habitat and breeding grounds.

Bonzai the Numbat, Perth Zoo, South Perth,Western Australia
Bonzai the Numbat, Perth Zoo, South Perth,Western Australia

Another native animal we have been closely involved with is the Numbat, native to WA’s Southwest and recently re-introduced to South Australia they are also classified as Endangered. At one point their numbers dropped to well below 1,000 Australia wide. The Numbat is also one of WA’s Animal Emblems which has helped greatly to raise awareness to their plight.

So, we’re asking all you budding photographers out there “What endangered animal is close to your hearts”?

Enter your best Australian (endangered or not) Native Wildlife Photos to be in the chance to win a professionally printed & matted Fine Art Print of your photo:

  • First Place: 11” x 14” Matted Fine Art Print
  • Second Place: 8” x 10” Matted Fine Art Print
  • Third Place: 5” x 7” Matted Fine Art Print
  • Plus all top 3 places will receive a ceramic mug with their image printed on it
  • Plus all top 3 places will receive a 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery

Conditions Summary:

  • Entrants must reside in WA & be able to collect any prizes from our Gallery at Wanneroo Markets in person
  • Up to 3 images per person of Native Australian Wildlife with no people in the images
  • Entries should be submitted by email to comp@madcat.com.au & received by 31st October
  • Important: Please read the full guidelines & conditions below:

If you have any questions then please contact us

When visiting natural environments please be respectful of the flora and fauna, take your litter home and treat the environment with respect.

Black Swan, Lake Joondalup, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Black Swan, Lake Joondalup, Perth, Western Australia

Terms & Conditions:

  • Promoted by MADCAT Digital Design ABN: 19 094 456 845
  • Each entrant may submit up to 3 images, there is no cost to enter
  • Entries should be submitted by email to comp@madcat.com.au & received by 31st October 2019
  • Entries should be in JPEG format at high the highest quality possible and not reduced in size (preferably at least 3MB in size)
  • All entries will be acknowledged by email
  • Information required for each entry includes:
    • Email Subject should read “MADCAT Photography Competition October 2019”
    • Your full name
    • Your email address for notification to winners
    • Your age
    • Your suburb in WA
    • The location the photo was captured at
    • Optional: Image Title & Short Description
    • Optional: Tell us what endangered animal is close to your heart? (doesn’t have to be the same as your photo)
  • Entries must depict Native Australia Wildlife in a positive manner, preferably in a natural habitat
  • NO people should be visible in the image
  • Images will be judged on technical quality, artistic quality & emotional response of the judges, Dave Catley & Maggie Catley
  • The judge’s decisions will be final
  • Images may be processed as the entrant sees fit but the judges reserve the right to judge images based on their subjective opinions. In other words if you go crazy you’d better do a good job of it 😊
  • You must be the legal owner to the copyright of any images submitted
  • All images submitted must be based solely on photographic images taken by the entrant
  • Entrants retain the full ownership of images submitted
  • Winners will be informed by email, announced in the next issue of The Northern Guide as well as on our Website & Facebook page
  • MADCAT Photography reserves the right to use submitted images in relation to promoting this or future competitions, recognition will be given to the entrant if possible
  • Any personal information received will not be passed on to third parties for any purpose, however entrants will be added to our email database unless explicitly requesting to be excluded
  • MADCAT Photography accepts no responsibility for entries not received, it is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure their entry has been received
  • Legal Stuff: MADCAT Photography has no liability, in negligence or howsoever, for any accident, loss, illness, injury, damage, or inconvenience suffered by you or any individual or property arising out of or after entering the competition or collecting and using the prize. In other words “Whatever you do it’s not our fault!”
Silver Gulls, Burns Beach, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art
Silver Gulls, Burns Beach, Perth, Western Australia

Environmental Issues

Always remember when visiting natural environments such as these please be respectful of the flora and fauna, take your litter home and treat the environment with respect.

Leave No Trace :

  • Take Nothing but Pictures
  • Leave Nothing but Footprints
  • Kill Nothing but Time
  • Keep Nothing But Memories
  • Burn Nothing but Calories

Post Processing

These images were processed using a combination of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 & ON1 Photo RAW 2019.

Visit Our Gallery

Visit our Gallery at Shop 136 Wanneroo Markets, 33 Prindiville Drive in Wangara to see more of our Fine Art Images & Photo Products.

Also available at the Gallery are Greeting Cards, Magnets, Keyrings, Mugs, Scarves, Tote Bags, Wall Tapestries, Lens Cloths, unique 3D Printed Gadgets & Gizmo’s and much more …

Cheers,
Dave 🐾

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