Gardens At Night

This was a winner for me early on in the submission stage. Magical reflections, image full of interest, the colours are glorious, I’m glad the photographer didn’t enhance them I really like the pastel tone to the whole image. The bridge perfectly set in the composition. It’s not crystal sharp but that gives it an ethereal feel. Even the shard of light on the left adds to the image. Well done seriously jealous to have been there let alone take the picture……..

Light up in the garden of Eikando Temple by Patosan
Judge Winner
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There were a few entries of these Super Trees but this one took it with its sharpness, composition and sheer amount within the image…… This is a perfect advert for one of the worlds greatest attractions. The detail is gorgeous and I really like the close framing at the edges, great positioning of trunks and inclusion of whole circle walkway. Thank you for including it in my contest, very jealous.

Supertrees at Night by Mathew Browne
Crowd Winner
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Very nice inclusion to the contest, a supreme example of how b/w makes an image. The subtle tone makes it stand out and the lighting caught my eye instantly. Nice composition of the whole photo vanishing of to the left and the dark light split on the right side, the hazy blur and the heavy visible trunks, magical.

Turkish garden after watering by psilo
Judge 4th – Crowd 9th
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Nightglow by Kevin Childress
Judge Commended – Crowd 2th
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Untitled by Arkady
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Gardens At Night
Created by Simon Hadleigh-Sparks

more at Photocrowd

International Garden Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

Purple Swirl by Jackie Kramer
Finalist – Macro Art
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Red Ribbons by Linde Stewart
Finalist – Macro Art
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Standing Alone by Yi Fan
2nd place – Wildflower Landscapes
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Marbled White Butterfly by Ross Hoddinott
1st place – Wildlife in the Garden
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Noir Flohay by Bart Heirweg
2nd place – Trees, Woods & Forests
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All Together by Mauro Tronto
2nd place – Breathing Spaces
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The Miao Terraces by Mingli Tian
3rd place – Bountiful Earth
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Congratulations to everyone who won this year and thank you to everyone who took part in our 10th Anniversary competition.

more finalists and winners at igpoty

Let’s Dance

Let’s Dance

« Attitude  » by fournierphotographe
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« Rachelle en pointe » by Fidster_Arfon
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« Feel The Dance  » by ruezralisnek
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« Urban Ballerina  » by priscilamaboni
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« Leap » by kateluber
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« Road Dancer » by AmandaGR
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« Wouhou!  » by Florianpascual
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from « 30+ Shots That’ll Make You Want To Dance »
Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing people dancing in the Lets Dance Photo Contest…

more finalists at viewbug

The People’s Choice 2017

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year
The People’s Choice 2017 is now open. Vote for your favourite image or film in each of the 3 People’s Choice categories.
Each person can only vote once in each category. Voting ends 5th April 2017 so vote now!

Olivia Williamson, United Kingdom
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Athena Constantinou, Cyprus
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Jonathan Gregson, United Kingdom
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Tim Clinch, Bulgaria
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Maja Danica Pecanic, Croatia
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vote at:
Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year

This Is How Epic Photography Is Done

Some Finalists for Image of the Month Photo Contest Vol 19

« IMG_1851 » by PashaKyzanov
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« Northern Lights  » by swqaz
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« SteamPunk Girl » by DraganR
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« Horsetail Falls  » by erickcastellon
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« Izzy 3  » by samirzahirovic
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« Dawn  » by RicardoBaigorria
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« 1U2A8480 copy  » by suedoughertyoffleash
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Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos in the Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 19 with chances to win photographer of the month and more!
A special thanks to the photographers that helped us find the following finalists and some of the most popular photos by voting for their favorite shots. Stay tuned for the winners announcement and more inspiring photo contests coming soon!

more at viewbug

Image of the Year

The Overall Image of the Year Winners
The ‘Judges Choice’

Winner: Heather Burns
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Runners-Up: Liz Roberts & Simon Newbury
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‘Birds’ Category
Winner: Gary Jones
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‘Pets’ Category
Winner: Helen Walker
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‘Urban’ Category
Winner: Karl Redshaw
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‘Events, sport and action’ Category
Runner-Up: Mark Lynham
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more at The Guild of Photographers

These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it

It’s easy to get caught up in worrying about how crazy the world is. But sometimes it’s important to stop and remember that it’s also beautiful. …

Hougaard Malan of South Africa won the single image « International Landscape Photograph of the Year » award with this shot of Ruacana Falls in Northern Namibia.
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The second-place single image award was won by Simone Cmoon for this shot from Lofoten, Norway.
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Eberhard Ehmke came in third in the single image contest with this overhead shot of Hessen, Germany.
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There’s something haunting in Poppe’s shot from Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia. A third image from the third-place winner of the « Photographer of the Year » contest.
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And the contrast in texture here in this other shot from Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia, is fascinating. A fourth image from the third-place winner of the « Photographer of the Year » contest.
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Ignacio Palacios won the « Square Arial » award with this painting-like image from Marismas del Guadalquivir, Spain.
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These award-winning photos show planet Earth in ways you’ve never seen it
more at Business Insider