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10 – Zizette’s birds eye view of Dubrovnik
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9 – Nancy’s Budapest balcony shot
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8 – Karen’s waterfall capture in Jasper
This wonderful capture is one of the most energetic of our photography competition. It contrasts the rush and passion of Sunwapta Falls with the peaceful calm of the forest and clouds surrounding. Gorgeous.
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7 – Karin’s silhouetted safari snap
‘This was taken on a private safari tour, on the banks of the Zambezi, Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. We are all wildlife artists and members of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, gathering reference material for future art projects. Photo was taken with a generic IPhone 12 Pro lol. Amazing what they can do these days.’
6 – Brenda’s beautiful archway
5 – Sue’s lakeside capture
We love a good reflection photo. This one, taken by Sue in the Dolomites at Lago Di Carezza, is a fantastic example. The crystal clear lake shows off the alpine trees and towering mountains in spectacular fashion. It all looks so peaceful, doesn’t it?
‘Hiking the Dolomites in Italy is a journey through an ever-changing landscape of rugged peaks, lush valleys, and captivating alpine scenery. This summer I was able to explore this breathtaking part of the world. Lago di Carezza, is a captivating gem in the heart of the Dolomites, Italy. The ever-changing colour of the lake, alpine trees and towering peaks create a surreal reflection of the surrounding landscape. If you want to experience the beauty and serenity of the Dolomites but don’t want to do the hike, this magical lake of Lago di Carezza is easily accessible by car/bus.’
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4 – Anna’s monumental photo of Monument Valley
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3 – Mike’s Santorini sunset
Note from our Editor: ‘Santorini has a truly, magical, otherworldly quality – and this photo captures it in a unique and original way. The cocktails on the waiter’s tray, the silhouetted figures looking out over the shimmering sea, the hazy quality of the light… bravo.’
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2 – L Gwin’s eye of the tiger
Note from our Editor: ‘When you have a subject with the poise and presence of a Bengal tiger, it would be easy to assume a powerful photo would be easy to capture. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, it’s incredibly hard to photograph animals in the wild, let alone with the sense of drama that this photo conveys.’
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1 – Maureen’s vision of Switzerland
‘The photo is from Montreux looking over Lake Geneva, Switzerland, in May 2018. We (my friend & I) we’re visiting a small market by the lake.
I have completed 13 Insight tours over as many years. Some with my husband, some with a girlfriend & a couple on my own. I found The Country Roads tour of Switzerland spectacular. A photographers dream. I used a Panasonic Lumix Model DMC-TZ80. I like the 30x Optical zoom. This year I have been using an Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max for night photos but still like using a camera. Looking forward to more adventures & photos in Nov when I go on Alpine Christmas Market Tours.’
Note from our Editor: ‘Maureen’s photo of a burst of wild flowers on the banks of Lake Geneva put a massive smile on our faces. The contrast of the blazing oranges and reds of the flowers against the luminous blue backdrop of the lake wasn’t just eye-catching, but genuinely mood-boosting. It felt spontaneous and captured that wonderful feeling of being somewhere new for the first time, and finding joy and inspiration in the little details and moments you might take for granted at home.’
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