A photograph taken at Coogee Beach in Sydney has won the
2013 Top GeoShot photographic competition.
for top shot
Peter Power (NSW) with his photo, Coogee Cliffs, said his inspiration was the weathering of the cliffs from the salt water and wind to create a beautiful coastline.
The People’s Choice award was won by Mieke Boynton (Western Australia) with her photo titled Secrets and Whispers, taken at Hancock Gorge, in WA’s Karijini National Park Western Australia.
Matt Tomkins, from Canberra, was the winner in the Student Category, with his photo, Wee Jasper Morning, capturing the morning light and reflection of hills in Lake Burrinjuck Dam near Yass, NSW.
Chief Executive of Geoscience Australia, Chris Pigram said the competition encouraged entrants to be as creative as they liked, while capturing images of Australia’s natural beauty.
“The range of images received was amazing, with entries received from all over Australia, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands,” Dr Pigram said.
“Multiple entries featured Lake Eyre in Central Australia, Kalbarri and Karijini National Parks in Western Australia, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and the Pinnacles in Western Australia.”
He said the photographs were judged on their creativity and how well they fitted with the competition theme of Exposed to the Elements.
More than 350 outstanding entries were received for this year’s competition, which nearly doubles the previous record of 191 entries received in 2012.
The winning entries can be viewed at this PS News link.
Peter Power with his photo
Cliffs taken at Coogee
Beach in Sydney.
Student winner Matt Tomkins with his photo Wee Jasper Morning.
Edition 384, 22 October 2013