Photo competition 2020 | Landholders Driving Change

LDC Photography Competition – 2020

The winners

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

“Silhouette” by ANNE DRUMMOND

Thanks for your support

Many thanks to everybody who entered the photo competition, and congratulations to all the runners-up and the winners.

A BBB calendar showcasing cracking shots of the BBB snapped by locals will be available in December.

Browse this page to find all the entries in every category. Click on the photographs to view them full screen.

JUNIOR

KENDALL OMAND-STANIEG

AMATEUR – OUR PEOPLE

BEC LATHWELL

AMATEUR – OUR ENVIRONMENT

“Educating” by ANNE DRUMMOND

AMATEUR – OUR WORK

“Silhouette” by ANNE DRUMMOND

PROFESSIONAL – OUR PEOPLE

“Home is where the heart is” by GEORGIE GARLANDO

PROFESSIONAL – OUR ENVIRONMENT

JOCELYN OMAND

PROFESSIONAL – OUR WORK

JOCELYN OMAND

All the entries…

 

Junior

Judged by: SCOTT RADFORD-CHISHOLM, from Photography by Scott Radford-Chisholm

By far the most outstanding and hardest category to judge this year due to so many outstanding images.

I still can’t get my head around the fact that some of these kids just have so much talent at such a young age. I wish I was just as creative!

They showed no fear in stepping up and having a go, in many cases
producing work that would have stood up competitively in a more senior category.

Keep thinking outside the square, don’t be scared to try something different, but above all, keep enjoying what you are doing and you will never lose that instinct for wanting to create a masterpiece.

Prizewinners

Kendall Omand-Stanieg

 

1st place

Judge’s comments: A really nicely composed image with subjects all focused on what they are doing. Nice tightly framed and well exposed for an image that is predominantly backlit. Long lenses used to isolate subject from the background allows the viewer to also fully focus on just the subject. A really superb effort by a junior photographer.

 

Alexie Collett

 

Fencing, everyday work

2nd place

Judge’s comments: Wow…. now this is really thinking ‘outside the square’, especially for a junior. To be able to pick a subject out and isolate it in such a way that a boring subject matter could look so interesting, it’s brilliant. Great use of depth of field to fully train the eye onto the one focal point and the somewhat diagonal lines of the wire also lead the eye into the frame. It’s the simplicity in design that makes this image so pleasing to the eye. Job well done, Junior!

 

Entries

Alexie Collett

 

Fencing, everyday work

 
 

Charlotte Pepper

 

Best friend

 
 
 

Darcy Cormack

 

Snack Sneaker

 

Gully Works

 

Paddock Poser

 

Mum and bub

 

Flying High

 

Bowen River

 

Husband and Wife

 

Big croc

Eileen Scott

 

Sunset surroundings

 

Among the rocks

 

The rocks built upon me

 

Morning view

 

Hiding morning sun

 

Man and his dog

 

The still rocks

 

Man on the moon

 

Sunset’s focus

Kendall Omand-Stanieg

 

 
 

Tanasee Omand-Stanieg

 

 
 

Amateur

Judged by: SCOTT RADFORD-CHISHOLM, from Photography by Scott Radford-Chisholm

Some amazing images in this category.
There was no shortage of creative thinking and from ‘first timers’ that’s a great effort.
I hope many continue on and share their images around for greater exposure.
Don’t ever think you are not good enough, as people of all trades have to start somewhere.
Follow your passion and keep shooting as much as you can, it will become an obsession and a good one at that.
You won’t want to stop learning and getting better as you develop your own personal styles.
Happy clicking !!

Prizewinners

Bec Lathwell

 

1st place

Judge’s comments: A very well composed image technically. Everything within the frame has a ‘connection that works’, from the framing of the timber rails to the placement of the human element on the left offset by the horse on the right. Bonus points because the horse is trying to be a star too!! With the horse actually turned and looking on, it really connects with the main subject being the stockman. The overcast day made for great even lighting conditions, so there is no really harsh shadows on the face. Everything within the whole frame relates to tell a story. The main focus on the cowboy and then a drift of depth of field into the distance, really turns the viewers attention to just that… the ‘people element’. Well done.

 

Julie Angus

 

Angus family

2nd place

Judge’s comments: With a combination of stockmen and women, cattle, dust and some great backlighting, what more could one really ask for? The riders stand out from the background nicely to really emphasize that human element. The rays of light created by the dust draw the viewers attention into the frame. It is definitely within keeping of the whole ‘people’ topic.

 

Entries

Bec Lathwell

 

 

 

 

Chrisop Colls

 

Milly and Zebry

 

No TV needed

 

Matilda and her babies

 
 

Colleen Rowe

 

 

 
 

Jorden Ford

 

Our people

 

Cowgirl

 
 

Julie Angus

 

Angus family

 

Dod and Scotty

 

Spurs

 

Dod’s Smoko

 

Scotty

Lucy Pepper

 

Watching the boss

 

What a kitchen!

 

Off to work

 

Margaret Morrissey

 

Coal miner

 

Making friends

 
 

Norma Shannon

 

What the…

 

Taking it in his stride

 

Pete and Pooch

 

Masterchef Bush Style

Prizewinners

Anne Drummond

 

Educating

1st place

Judge’s comments: This was by far the hardest category to judge. I would liked to give them all first place, but that can’t be unfortunately.

As people starting out and and having a go at using cameras and creating images, these are of a high standard indeed.

I like how the photographer in this case has really captured a moment. It is well framed, nice and tight, so everything within the frame has purpose with no wasted space, so to speak.

It’s full of action and excitement drawing an emotive feel from the viewer. Job well done!

 

Jorden Ford

 

2nd place

Judge’s comments: A really nicely composed image.

I know many photographers say to never have things placed smack bang in the middle of a frame and to work around the thirds but I think it works in this case due to the fact of it being so simplistic in design and I mean rules are meant to be broken…. right! Just the one key element or point of interest draws the viewer to just that central point.

It’s a well-exposed image and one I could see mounted up nice and big on any home wall.

Simplicity is key and this image is no exception. Well done to the photographer.

 

Entries

Anne Drummond

 

Educating

 

Sunset river

 

Educating

 

Frozen

 

Rustic

Bec Lathwell

 

 
 
 

Christina Ford

 

 

 
 

Colleen Rowe

 

 

 
 

Jason Ford

 

Spectacular sun

 

Dead tree

 

Back of ute

 

Shovelling

Jorden Ford

 

 

 
 

Julie Angus

 

Quart Pot Tea

 

River Flat

 

Lead On

 

Saddles

 

Water Sparkle

Kaye Pocock

 

Sujnset in Paradise – Eungella

 
 
 

Liam Halstead

 

Dust storm

 

Taking the lead

 

Tranquil

 

Morning fog

 

Sunrise

Margaret Morrissey

 

Heading home

 
 
 

Norma Shannon

 

Cloud cover

 

Sunset yards

 

Hells Gate

 

Barb Coil

 

Centre Field

Norman Johnson

 

 

 

 

Ricky Johnson

 

Sunrise at Beckford Camp

 

Morning Mist – Broken River

 

Broken River – Urannah Station

Prizewinners

Anne Drummond

 

Silhouette

1st place

Judge’s comments: Whether it was planned or not, the silhouette in this image has worked perfectly. Not only has it drawn your attention to the focal point of the whole image, it has framed it to perfection. It’s creative and certainly fits in well with the criteria of ‘work’, making it stand out from many other entries. For an amateur photographer, to be able to think ahead and maybe plan for this happening, has taken a great deal of thought. I hope this will be a stepping stone to creating a lot more wonderful images in the future. Congrats.

 

Julie Angus

 

Running The Horses

2nd place

Judge’s comments: It’s the atmosphere created in this image that really makes it a stand-out. Certainly ‘work’, no doubt about that and the feeling of speed and exhilaration add to the excitement portrayed. I must be a sucker for silhouettes, but when it works harmoniously with the subject matter, how can you not like them? Great use of the landscape orientation. Another great image that connects the land with the people. I’m sure this photographer will be showing us many more creative works of art in the future.

 

Entries

Anne Drummond

 

Silhouette

 
 
 

Chrisop Colls

 

Having a rest with Daddy

 

Bush kids at work

 

Hard work, sleepy eyes

 

Colleen Rowe

 

 

 
 

Emilie McDonnell

 

Kicking the dust up

 

Fencing

 

Weaners

 

Sunset paddock

Jessica-Anne Bruce

 

 

 

 

 

Jorden Ford

 

 
 
 

Julie Angus

 

Yarding Up

 

Owen, Gracie and the mob

 

Let’s Go Girls

 

Running The Horses

 

Mustering Down The Grant

Norma Shannon

 

Framed

 

Saddle Shed

 

Tailing weaners

 

Yarding Up

 

Hay Shed Hurdle

Professional

Judged by: SCOTT RADFORD-CHISHOLM, from Photography by Scott Radford-Chisholm

There are definitely some who really value their image-taking seriously and it showed in a few photographs in this group.
Many were using more advanced cameras but in a nutshell, that really doesn’t make an image. It’s the thought process and execution of those thoughts that produce the results. Our cameras are just tools to help us along the way.
I have been a pro shooter now really since leaving high school, way more than 30 years ago, but there is never a day that I don’t learn something new.
I’m a ‘Youtube’ addict and with access to so much information these days, you can improve your skills even further from your own home, before putting into practice.
Keep shooting images and keep learning… prob the best advice I could give anybody.

Prizewinners

Georgie Garlando

 

Home is where the heart is

1st place

Judge’s comments: Capturing really lovely family portraits can be a challenge at the best of times, especially with ankle biters! But this image captures the lot for me. It’s the warmth created by shooting late in the afternoon to get those warm tones combined with a great location. The overhanging tree frames the family well and using a shallow depth of field makes them pop nicely from the background. Everybody looks so relaxed, happy and enjoying the moment, but I suppose that’s all part of the bush community and spirit. I think the photographer and the family should be congratuled! Lovely capture of a rural family in a rural setting… Congrats.

 

Reece Fraser

 

Glen Bowen trio 1

2nd place

Judge’s comments: Again, it’s the perspective here that allows this image to stand out. Although this could be an environmental portrait, it is an example of people in their environment. The rich colour saturation is a key feature along with the higher perspective, giving the viewer a good idea of scale. This would be lost if taken from ground level.

 

Entries

Georgie Garlando

 

Sunset kisses

 

Boots and love

 

Cowgirl heart

 

Livin the best life

 

Home is where the heart is

Jocelyn Omand

 

 
 
 

Reece Fraser

 

Glen Bowen Trio 1

 

Glen Bowen Trio 2

Prizewinners

Jocelyn Omand

 

1st place

Judge’s comments: This image takes the ribbon in this category because, for me, it’s a great combination of a few elements — an awesome subject, but also a great contrast of colour, tone, light and shade. Good use of depth of field, by throwing the background out of focus with a long focal length lens, making the main subject stand out from its surroundings.

The bird is not worried about what’s going on around it, but is more interested in finding the next bit of tucker.

With the point of interest being the feeding bird placed on one of the thirds of the image, and the focus tack-sharp on his eye, it’s hard to not keep going back to that central point.

I love the colours and the strong contrast against the plain foliage in the background. Good work and well captured.

 

Reece Fraser

 

Bowen River resident

2nd place

Judge’s comments:Another superb image using the rule of thirds very effectively. The diagonal effect of the shimmering water leading the eye to the point of interest is a strong element of this image.

The overhead viewpoint paints a whole new perspective in imagery that we see nowadays, especially when it’s of subjects that we only tend to see from a ground level viewpoint most of the time.

Luckily, you didn’t drown the drone because you would never have got it back again!

 

Entries

Georgie Garlando

 

Rainbow outback

 

A mother’s love

 

Oh, my little deer

 

Five o’clock somewhere

 

Little Angus

Jocelyn Omand

 

 

 

 

 

Reece Fraser

 

Gully erosion from the air

 

Gully erosion

 

Glen Bowen LDC Gullies

 

Glen Bowen LDC Gullies 2

 

Bowen River resident

Prizewinners

Jocelyn Omand

 

1st place

Judge’s comments: At first I really found the tree in this image distracting, but the more I looked at it and having been up in a chopper myself on a muster, the more I admired the skills of these guys depicted here.

It really brought back a few memories of ducking and weaving around trees. It’s obvious that One cannot just place the subject matter where they like, but have to capture moments as they happen… a skill within itself.

The close proximity of everything in the shot works well emphasising the skills of these guys. Using a long lens use also compresses everything within the frame. Nice job, I like it a lot.

 

Jocelyn Omand

 

2nd place

Judge’s comments: People in action doing their job, that’s what the topic is all about and this frame encapsulates that.

The focus on the stockwoman with all her work ahead of her sums it up nicely.

I like the fact that the viewer’s eye starts in the foreground and then follows through the image enhanced by the cattle walking away and up a road with the lead stockman way off in the distance.

Again, nice use of a longer focal length lens to make the subject stand out from the background, keeping everything within a tightly-cropped frame.

 

Entries

Georgie Garlando

 

Kick the dust up

 

The office

 
 

Jocelyn Omand

 

 

 

 

 

Reece Fraser

 

Glen Bowen Gully Remediation

 

Machinery in Action

 
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