The International Garden Photographer of the Year awards have just been announced, I was Commended in the Beautiful Gardens category for this shot of Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Morocco.
I visited the garden a number of times as I was in Marrakech 10 days early before guests turned up for a photography city break I run there. The garden is a photographers dream with its bold colours and planting. The cobalt blue walls are a great backdrop to any plants in pots. The plant in this pot was just catching some sunlight giving depth to the composition.
I also converted it to black and white, and was going to send this one instead as I liked the simplicity of the shot.
Which one do you prefer?
I was also Highly Commended in the Monochrome category for this shot of Chitting Potatoes.
This was taken with my 100mm Canon macro lens, shot in a north facing window in natural light. It was the two shoots that caught my eye as they looked like weird alien cartoon characters. Even from the simplest of subjects you can find something to photograph with the macro lens.
Congratulations to Magdalena Wasiczek for her overall winning shot: The Ballerinas
To see all the awards for this year follow this link
My websites: www.stephenstuddphotography.com
Travel photography holidays & UK flower photography workshops: www.digitalphotographyholidays.com including City Break to Marrakech & Atlas Mountains.