Competition Results – Best Australian Natural Landscape Photo

Competition Results – Best Australian Natural Landscape Photo

After the success of our first photo competition, we were really excited to see how our second competition would go, and we weren’t disappointed.

The number of entries was even larger and the quality of the images was very impressive ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

First place goes to Gina Martinovich for her “Mulla Mulla Flowers” in the Pilbarra. A beautifully colourful & sharp image of this very striking flower ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Mulla Mulla Flowers by Gina Martinovich

Here are Gina’s comments:
“My husband bought me a gold detector, I sold it after the first time out and bought a Nikon camera and lenses.
I love to take pictures and teach myself how to adjust the light and take interesting photos.”


Gina wins:

  • 11โ€ x 14โ€ Matted Fine Art Print of her photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • High quality lens cloth & cleaning cloth with her image printed on them using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Gina’s “Mulla Mulla Flowers” as a Matted Print
Gina’s 1st Place Cleaning Cloth & Lens Cloth

Second Place

Second place goes to Tony Leh for his “Lake Retreat” in Gidgegannup. What a stunning image of an idyllic location in the Perth Hills.

Lake Retreat – Tony Leh

Tony wins:

  • 8โ€ x 10โ€ Matted Fine Art Print of his photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • High quality lens cloth & cleaning cloth with his image printed on them using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Tony’s “Lake Retreat” as a Matted Print
Tony’s 2nd Place Cleaning Cloth & Lens Cloth

Third Place

Third place is awarded to Anthony de Silva for his “Lancelin Sand Dunes”. A dramatic black & white image with some amazing tones & leading lines.

Lancelin Sand Dunes – Anthony de Silva

Anthony wins:

  • 5โ€ x 7โ€ Matted Fine Art Print of his photo printed on Ilford Galerie Prestige Photo Paper using Epson Pigmented Inks
  • High quality lens cloth & cleaning cloth with his image printed on them using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Anthony’s “Lancelin Sand Dunes” as a Matted Print
Anthony’s 3rd Place Cleaning Cloth & Lens Cloth

Sponsors Prize

Finally, our sponsored prize is chosen by “The Northern Guide” and goes to Lelah McCuaig for her Whiteman Park” image.

Whiteman Park – Lelah McCuaig

Here are Lelah’s comments:
My name’s Lelah McCuaig and I’m 19 years old. Photography isn’t just a hobby for me it’s something I do daily. Especially Australia’s landscape and wildlife.

Lelah wins:

  • 108mm x 108mm Framed Ceramic Tile of her photo printed using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • High quality lens cloth & cleaning cloth with her image printed on them using Sawgrass Dye Sublimation Inks
  • 10% Discount Voucher to use in our Gallery
Lelah’s Framed Tile
Lelah’s Cleaning Cloth & Lens Cloth

Thank you again to all our entrants, we were really impressed with the quality of images and appreciation of our amazing landscapes here in Australia ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

We plan to run these competitions on a regular basis so keep an eye out for our next competition “Best Photo of a Tree (or Trees)”. Further details will be announced on our Facebook Page, Instagram and here on our Blog soon ๐Ÿ‘

Sleeklens - Dead River Rree, Murchison River, Kalbarri, Western Australia
“Dead River Tree”, Murchison River, Kalbarri, 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 :

“๐ŸŒด Take Nothing but Pictures ๐Ÿ“ท Leave Nothing but Footprints ๐Ÿพ Kill Nothing but Time โŒš Keep Nothing But Memories ๐ŸŒณ”

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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 ๐Ÿพ

New Image Release – Sturt’s Desert Peas in Kings Park

New Image Release – Sturt’s Desert Peas in Kings Park

Our latest Fine Art Image release is a beautiful shot of “Sturt’s Desert Peas” (Swainsona formosa) in Kings Park. These wildflowers are backlit by the afternoon sun giving the leaves a bright green luminance bordered by the white glow of the sun highlighting the fine hairs around the leaves.

This image is Availble for Purchase as a Fine Art Print / Canvas or on our range of Photo Products (Scarves, Tote Bags, Studio Pouches, Cushion Covers, Tapestries, Mugs & much more …) at MAD About Western Australia.

Sturt's Desert Pea, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art

Sturt’s Desert Pea, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia – Full Image

There are so many ways to present an image like this, in it’s original 2:3 format you can really appreciate the narrow depth of field isolating the Sturt’s Desert Peas by blurring the foreground and the trees in the background creating such a tranquil Forest Scene.

Sturt's Desert Pea, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art

Sturt’s Desert Pea, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia – Panoramic Image

We are always happy to provide custom formats for our images to suit your decor. Cropped as a Panorama the image focuses entirely on the Peas and looks amazing further cropped to 3 squares and hung as a Canvas Triptych.

Sturtโ€™s Desert Peas, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia โ€“ Living Room Triptych

Sturtโ€™s Desert Peas, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia โ€“ Living Room Triptych

Then again, if you’re looking for creativity I’m working on some new designs emulating the effect of printing on wood without all the drawbacks. Can’t wait to see how this artistic approach works out …

Sturt's Desert Pea, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia - Photographic Art on Wood

Sturt’s Desert Pea, Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia – Photographic Art on Wood

Post Processing

This image was created using a combination of Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 & ON1 Photo RAW 2018.

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Image Name: “Sturt’s Desert Peas”
Image Code:ย KPF1.3-V1
Location: Kings Park, Western Australia

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Also available at the Gallery are Greeting Cards, Magnets, Keyrings, unique 3D Printed Gadgets & Gizmo’s and much more …

Cheers,
Dave & Maggie

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