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IGPOTY Awards 2015; Behind the Photos

 

 

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.

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Morocco, Marrakech, Jardin Majorelle (Yves Saint Laurent Garden)

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?

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I was also Highly Commended in the Monochrome category for this shot of Chitting Potatoes.

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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

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Travel photography holidays & UK flower photography workshops: www.digitalphotographyholidays.com including City Break to Marrakech & Atlas Mountains.


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My great friend Chenti – tuk tuk driver for the Angkor Wat temples

I have just spent 3 weeks with my tuk tuk driver Chenti in Siem Reap, Cambodia who is such a great friend. I have set up a site for him to try and get more work for him. He is my lead tuk tuk driver for my Digital Photography Holidays and a close personal friend. He is extremely reliable, courteous and totally trustworthy.

Chenti Sia tuk tuk driver Siem Reap Cambodia

Chenti Sia tuk tuk driver Siem Reap Cambodia

Chenti has such a great knowledge and passion for  his country and I personally recommend him. He was 3 when the Khmer Rouge took over and lost his parents and 4 of his brothers and sisters but has an amazing forgiving heart, though this part of his life will remain hidden until your trust is gained.

Please take a look at his site that I have made for him http://angkorwattuktukdriver.wordpress.com/ and share it wherever you can.

His telephone number in Cambodia is +855979126232

Chenti Sia tuk tuk driver Siem Reap Cambodia

Chenti Sia tuk tuk driver Siem Reap Cambodia

My links are;

www.digitalphotographyholidays Photography holidays to S.E Asia, Europe & N. Africa

www.stephenstuddphotography.com My photography website Travel, Gardens, Plants


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How many can ride on a Honda 125?

In Cambodia as many as you can fit on, though the law does require the driver to wear a crash helmet. 5 people riding on a Honda 125 in cambodia, Siem Reap

How many boxes can you fit on the roof of a collective pick up truck bus in Myanmar – the skies the limit

Myanmar Burma Nyaung Shwe market overloaded truck boxes market

How many Buddhist monks and Buddha statues can you fit in the back of a pick up truck in Bangkok? Just one of each.

Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Chinatown, Buddhist monk and Buddha statue in the back of a pick up truck

I will be travelling in Myanmar, Cambodia and Bangkok by many modes of transport including Shanks`s pony, later in the year with my photographer guests on travel photography holidays. If you want to be the first to find out the latest news from my company Digital Photography Holidays why not sign up to the free newsletter, which includes pretty, un-watermarked photos too and you will also find out how many people I`ve seen on a Honda125 http://www.digitalphotographyholidays.com/466457/newsletter/

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I look forward to welcoming you on one of my Digital Photography Holidays.