Ultimate Sea View

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, has revealed the eagerly anticipated results of its annual photography competition showcasing the UK’s coastline and its associated people and industry.

Following a challenging judging process of almost 1,000 entries, the prize for the overall winner was awarded to Chris Herring for his entry, ‘Fighting until the End’, a photo capturing an abandoned yacht at Cart Gap on the Norfolk Coast. The image landed the professional photographer a £500 prize voucher for photographic equipment.

Chris Herring – ‘Fighting until the End’, Cart Gap, Norfolk – Overall Winner & Winner of the Ships & Wrecks category
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Owen Humphreys – ‘Stormy Seas’, Seaham, Co. Durham, Winner of the Coastal Views category
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Rob Amsbury – ‘Clear Communications’, Anglesey, Highly Commended in the Coastal Views category
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Justin Minns – ‘Shipshape’, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Highly Commended in the Ships & Wrecks category
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Craig Scott – ‘Just a Shell’, Aberdour – Highly Commended in the Ships & Wrecks category
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Photography Competition 2018
The winners of the 2018 Ultimate Sea View have been announced!
more at The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society

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Royal Air Force Photographic Competition

Judging for the 2018 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition recently took place at the Royal Air Force Museum London. Over 1,000 photos and 25 videos were entered across the competition’s 13 categories, with the best 9 images being whittled down by 3 industry professional judges, before going head-to-head online to win the ‘Peoples’ Choice’ category.

Remembrance
Cpl Tim Laurence, Photo ACSSU RAF Halton
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RAF Centenary
Cpl Tim Laurence, Photo ACSSU RAF Halton
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Perfection
Sgt Paul Oldfield, RAF Cosford
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Parallels
SAC Hannah Smoker, RAFAT RAF Scampton
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Selfie
Cpl Tim Laurence, Photo ACSSU RAF Halton
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Smoke In The Sun
Mr Mark Thompson, The Amateur Military Category
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Royal Air Force Photographic Competition
more at RAF

Winning photographs from the 2018 RHS Photographic Competition

The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be

Kristina Zvinakeviciute
Overall adult winner of the competition Welcoming garden wildlife
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This image is of a soldier beetle spotted during summer in a meadow of wavy hair grass (Deschampsia flexuosa) near Manchester. Taken with a Sony 77.
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Aleksandr Ivanov
Winner Pure plants
Awakening
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Damjan Voglar
Winner Abstract and details
Nipple
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Madhura Tilve
Winner Under 18s
How the colours change when the sun sets
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Indigo Larmour
Overall Young Winner Under 11s
Am I camouflaged?
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Winning photographs from the 2018 RHS Photographic Competition
more at The Royal Horticultural Society

Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2018 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The underwater photo contest continues to be one of our favorite issues to produce here at Scuba Diving magazine. With this year’s reader photo contest, you’ve done it again — completely blown us away. For the 14th year, we’ve asked underwater photographers of all skill levels to submit their best work to the Through Your Lens photography competition, and we marvel at how many beautiful images you all have shared. Pick a photo —any photo — and it could have been a contender; imagine how we felt trying to narrow them down from more than 2,100 entries to the dozen or so winners you see here.

Grand Prize Winner
Rodney Bursiel, Tonga
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First Place – Compact Camera
Jamie Hall, Tiran Island, Red Sea
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First Place – Wide-Angle
Alex Dawson, Tala Bay, Jordan
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First Place – Macro
Cai Songda, Janao Bay, Anilao, Philippines
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Second Place – Conceptual
Lucie Drlikova, Prague, Czech Republic
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Second Place – Wide-Angle
Karen Smith, Tulum, Mexico
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Third Place – Compact Camera
Ferenc Lőrincz, Marsa Shagra, Egypt
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2018 Underwater Photo Contest Winners
more at Scuba Diving Magazine

Chelsea International Photography Competition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition exhibition features the diverse works of 28 professional and amateur photographers. The works on view were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors and convey the astonishing breadth and global nature of the photographic medium. Through expressive portraits, still lifes, and conceptual works, the exhibition conveys a unique perspective on the tradition of photography and how the medium conveys ideas, creates fictions, or captures attitudes.

Korean photographer and photojournalist HaleLee Seoyeon masterfully captures the paradox of compassionate isolation in urban spaces.
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Self taught Brazilian photographer Sidney Gaspar documents the play of light and shadow in his theatrical landscapes shot in black and white.
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French-Russian artist Misha De-Stroyev’s beguiling works capture the grandeur and enormity of the natural world.
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Eli Matityahu’s recent photographic series masterfully weaves together architecture and abstraction within a minimalist aesthetic.
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The works of Vincent Chahley are a cross-section of digitality and physicality, where details commingle with perceptual gestalts to give viewers a novel perspective on the interrelationship between geography and art.
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Chelsea International Photography Competition Exhibition
more at Agora Gallery

Black and White Competition | International Garden Photographer of the Year

Winners, finalists and more from the Black and White Competition

1st place
Michael Hudson
‘Ancient Oak Tree’
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2nd place
Lotte Grønkjær-Funch
‘Twice the Same’
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3rd place
Marcio Cabral
‘Cerrado Sunset’
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Finalist
Regina Helena Raso Bastos
‘Mirror’
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Highly Commended
Lotte Grønkjær-Funch
‘Physalis alkekengi’
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Black and White Competition
International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11
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International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11

Cerrado Sunrise, the Winner of the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11, by Marcio Cabral

A huge thank you and congratulations to all of our winning photographers who have once again captured the incredible beauty, diversity and importance of plant life, from the wilds of Patagonia to the English country garden. A special congratulations goes to Marcio Cabral, of Brasilia, Brazil, who is the overall winner and the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11.
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The Beauty of Plants
Finalist
‘Rainbow’ by Stephen Moore
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Trees, Woods & Forests
1st place
‘Autumn in Padley Gorge’ by Dave Fieldhouse
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Wildlife in the Garden
Finalist
‘I See You’ by Wei Fu
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Greening the City
3rd place
‘Self-Reflection’ by Yingting Shih
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International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 11
more at igpoty