Capturing the Magic – competition winners

Over a hundred photographs were received in our ‘Capture the Magic’ competition, making it very hard decision for our judge. The trust would like to thank photographer Bryan Morgan (bmphotos.com) who took on the task of choosing a winner from the many excellent photographs that so well captured the magic of people out walking on Banks Peninsula.

Winning shot
The Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust is pleased to announce the competition winner is Kevin Parthonnoud with “French Thoughts” – a self-portrait taken overlooking Akaroa Harbour from the Banks Peninsula Track summit.
Kevin Parthonnaud wins tickets for two on the four-day Banks Peninsula Track.

Winner - French Thoughts, photo by K Parthonnoud.

Winner – French Thoughts, photo by K Parthonnoud.

Judge Morgan’s comment: “The photographer clearly has a feel for what I think is special about the Peninsula in terms of the light. As the light changes it brings different textures and shapes alive for a fleeting moment. A person relaxing and enjoying that environment adds a human element to the scene.”

Runner-up was Tim Harris with “Sunday Stomps at Orton Bradley Park”. Tim Harris wins a copy of “Shelter from the Storm”, by Rob Brown, Shaun Barnett and Geoff Spearpoint.

Runner-up was Tim Harris with “Sunday Stomps at Orton Bradley Park”. Tim Harris wins a copy of “Shelter from the Storm”, by Rob Brown, Shaun Barnett and Geoff Spearpoint.

Judge Morgan’s comment: “The image captures the wonder of viewing the landscape afresh through young eyes when children encounter what we consider every-day objects. This image makes you curious as to what is holding this little tot’s attention.”

Runner-up Prue Kennard – “Emerging from Bush” – wins a copy of “Plant Life on Banks Peninsula”, by Hugh Wilson

Runner-up Prue Kennard – “Emerging from Bush” – wins a copy of “Plant Life on Banks Peninsula”, by Hugh Wilson

Judge Morgan’s comment: “Have you seen anything greener than the Peninsula green in full spring growth? The image captures how a sheep track through pasture can provide such a rewarding walking experience when combined with the dramatic vistas of Banks Peninsula and so close to the city.”

Highly commended to Tony Oliver for“Mt. Bossu in mist”

Highly commended to Tony Oliver for“Mt. Bossu in mist”

Judge’s comment: “This image shows how on a Peninsula walk you’re interacting with the sky not just the land. The weather can change in a hurry around the tops. Be prepared but embrace it.”

Highly commended to Tim Harris for “Along for the ride… what-ever the weather!”

Highly commended to Tim Harris for “Along for the ride… what-ever the weather!”

Judge’s comment: “I like this because it showed that you don’t have to go remote to enjoy getting out and about on foot. The kids look like they are really enjoying it”

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