YOUR SHOT: WINNER
Every issue of Australian Traveller rewards one enthusiastic photographer by publishing their photo and rewarding them with a great prize from our sponsor partner – Maxwell Australia. Check out their website. They distribute a lot of the stuff you find in your local camera store!
So what does the winning photo actually, well win?
An awesome Tamron 70-200 lens. This lens is not for the faint hearted. It’s a serious lens, with a fast, professional f/2.8 aperture. It’s the perfect lens to get started in action photography, with the added benefit of this being one if the finest portrait photography lenses that money can buy. The lens is valued at $1,099.
To enter, simply email your photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“This photo was taken very early on the morning of the Labour Day holiday at Brighton Beach,Victoria. These boxes have been photographed too many times by many different people. I wanted to take something different so I shot them from an unusual perspective. And yes, my tripod did get very wet!” Brett Florence Think you’ve got a winning photo? Send your best Australian travel image to email@example.com For your image to be considered, it must be sent in high-res (300dpi at a minimum of 10cm wide), with your contact details and a short description of the photo. For this photo, AT reader...
“I took this photo during my second visit to Kings Park in Perth. It is one of my favourite places in Perth as you can spend countless hours walking through the park and taking in the magnificent vista of Perth, the Swan River and the Darling Range. I took several test shots and then waited for the ‘blue hour’ after sunset to create this stunning blue backdrop. I would recommend anyone visiting Perth to head up to Kings Park for sunset and then walk down into the city. The nightscapes of Perth are superb and along the way you will...
I took this shot in August at sunrise, just a few minutes before stepping on board a cruise on Yellow Water Billabong in the Kakadu National Park. I knew I would see many animal species during the cruise and I was also aware that there were plenty of crocodiles in the water… however, at this moment, I was only contemplating the calm of the misty scene. I really wanted to capture the contrast between the landscape and the wildlife that was about to wake up soon! The colours were spectacular and I loved the perfect reflection.” Delphine Denans, Sydney, NSW Calling...
This image, ‘The Sunworshipper’, came about one morning in February when I took my darling boy Rosco to Jenny Dixon Beach, on the NSW Central Coast, for a sunrise treat. I spent the morning telling him to get his bum out of my shots, only to find once I got home that those with him in it were the truly special ones. Rosco had only recently recovered from a stroke and regained the use of his legs and voice, so this image has come to symbolise the joy each day brings, as well as the strength found through resilience and perseverance. Tammara Stewart, Mannering Park, NSW Calling all Australian Travellers! Think...
This was shot at sunrise on a rocky outcrop at Currumbin,Queensland. It was actually a bit of fun trying to time the shutter and get the best formation of water. I used a Canon 500D with a Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 lens. It was shot at ISO100, 12mm, f/10 at 1.3 seconds. Andrew Caitens, Brisbane, Qld Calling all Australian Travellers! Think you’ve got a winning photo? Send us the best Australian travel image you’ve ever captured for your chance to win a great prize. In the first instance, email a low-res pic to: firstname.lastname@example.org For this incredible winning image AT reader Andrew Caitens has won a Tamron SP AF70-200mm...
I took this picture to share my experience of controversial James Price Point. If anyone asks me what I think about the place or what it looks like I just show them my picture. I’m a very strong believer in the saying ‘a picture tells a thousand words’. What I love about the image is all the different colours and the stunning landscape. It was just a great experience. I used a Nikon D800 f11 100ISO. Shahid Chew, Perth WA Calling all Australian Travellers! Think you’ve got a winning photo? Send us the best Australian travel image you’ve ever captured...
This issue's winning 'Your Shot' image was taken by Vic Widman, Elanora Heights NSW “This photo was taken on top of Big Red, the largest sand dune in the Simpson Desert, approximately 70 kilometres west of Birdsville. I was leading a group of adventurous 4WD travellers crossing the Simpson Desert. As a result of the summer closure (the desert is closed from 1 December to 15 March for safety reasons) we were the first to reach Big Red for some time. We found the sand dune in this beautiful state of untouched ripples. I particularly liked the way the sand ripples matched the water...
This issue's winning 'Your Shot' image was taken by Robert McRobbie from Kingsford, NSW. "These brumbies were grazing not far off the road in the MacDonnell Ranges, west of Alice Springs. My family was experiencing Central Australia for the first time and as we were driving along we were ticking off the animals we wanted to see – dingo, kangaroo, emu, camel and brumby. We pulled over to watch these incredible animals and despite the herd being wary of our attention, they stood still for long enough for me to capture several shots.” Shot with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2, 100-300mm @...
This issue's winning 'Your Shot' entry was taken by Aa Los Banos. “I took this photo during my first visit to Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach. My friends and I strolled along the beach till we reached a high point where I set up my Sony A550 camera bundled with a sigma 10-20mm ultra-wide angle (UWA) lens and filter. The shot was taken at about 1pm. I really like the framing in this photo and how the crowd are scattered on the beach, which makes a good foreground part of the image.” – Aa Los Banos, Waikiki WA Calling all Australian Travellers! Think...
The winner of this issue's 'Your Shot' photo competition was taken by Pete Davis from MacMasters Beach, NSW. “My wife Sandi and I just returned from a 4WD trip to Cape York – an amazing experience heading out with my new Nikon D800 (only about two weeks old). This particular photo is of Kalpowar Crossing in Lakefield National Park. The shot was taken late in the day – we were just standing in the middle of the road on the crossing about 40 metres from our camp. I bet that big old tree could tell some stories of drought and...
And the winner of our 'Your Shot' reader photo competition this issue is.... STUNNING SILHOUETTE "Riding the famous camels along Cable Beach is a unique event that is experienced by so many and remains embedded as a wonderful holiday highlight. There are multiple teams of camels providing rides and the most popular of all are the sunset tours along the pristine beach. The train of camel riders traverse the sand northwards past a multitude of 4WDS parked on the beach, while locals sipping on coldies in deck chairs watch on. As the sun was setting over the Indian Ocean I...
TWO LINES “I took this photo while travelling through Victoria’s Murray River Valley (about 20km north-east of Corryong) during a solo road trip. As I drove over a hill, I was greeted by this scene - the sun was in the perfect position, the colours were so vibrant and I loved how the road seemed to go on forever. There were no other vehicles on the road so it was the perfect opportunity to capture the moment. Looking at it now, I love how the grass casts shadows across the bitumen adding texture to the shot, and the way the...
Tree of life “In the centre of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens there is one tree that stands out from the rest. I took this photo one lazy Monday afternoon, and chose my subject because it looked very surreal, like an illustration from a book: nearly perfect, with limbs that spread out wide in near symmetry under the clouds, with skyscrapers in the background to put everything in perspective. It amazed me something so serene is just a minute’s walk from the central business district. I used a Canon EOS 5D MkII with Canon EF 24-70mm 2.8 L lens, a Hoya HD...
The winner of this issues Your Shot competition goes to Tammara Stewart, taken of a syrfer on the NSW Central Coast. WINNING PHOTO: "Surfing Soldiers" Taken: January 2012 “This was taken in January this year at the beach between Norah Head Lighthouse, which can be seen in the image, and Soldiers Beach on the NSW Central Coast. I shot it using my Canon 1000D and its various lenses!” – Tammara Stewart, Mannering Park, NSW CALLING ALL AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLERS! Think you’ve got a winning reader photo? Send us the best Australian travel image you’ve ever captured for your chance to win a great...
The winner of this issue's 'Your Shot' competition goes to Kevin Ho, taken of the Hunter Valley, NSW. WINNING PHOTO: "Awakening Sky" Taken: February 2011 “I captured this image from a hot air balloon in the Hunter Valley, during a flight my wife had given me for my birthday. The image was captured with a Canon EOS 7D with an EFs 17-55 f/2.8 IS lens. The early-morning colours were spectacular and the mist really showed up the sun’s rays over the foreground” - Kevin Ho, Port Macquarie, NSW CALLING ALL AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLERS! Think you’ve got a winning reader photo? Send us...
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