Cream of the crop

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A pho­to­graph of a young wo­man ly­ing in a pad­dock of canola with her dog, east of Al­bany, has scooped top prize in this year’s CBH pho­to­graphic com­pe­ti­tion.

This year’s theme, Colours of Your Com­mu­nity, of­fered pho­tog­ra­phers the chance to show off their vi­brant towns and farms.

Bri­anna Jones cap­tured the win­ning im­age at her fam­ily farm at Gardiner, in the Great South­ern, in July and ti­tled it “The Maze”.

The im­age cap­tured the at­ten­tion of two judges, An­nette Hasluck of Ru­bis and Danella Be­vis of The

West Aus­tralian, from a pool of 179 en­tries. Ms Jones was home from univer­sity when she sent a drone up into the air to cap­ture the shot.

“It was one of the nicest days we’d had all midyear uni break be­cause it was com­pletely still, with blue sky; a stand-out from the windy and cold days that we’d had pre­vi­ously,” she said.

“I’d been sur­vey­ing that par­tic­u­lar pad­dock for an area of canola which was no­tably thin from the sky. When I flew the drone over how­ever, the dog Lupin sprinted through the crop af­ter it.”

Se­cur­ing the run­ner-up po­si­tion this year was an im­age of An­nett Gib­son’s son ad­mir­ing a glow­ing sun­set at their Cen­tral Wheat­belt fam­ily farm. Ms Gib­son cap­tured the im­age dur­ing an af­ter­noon walk in May and ti­tled it “Win­ter Sun­set”.

“It was stormy all day and the sun came out late af­ter­noon for a lit­tle bit,” she said.

“He leaned against the fence and stared at it un­til the sun dis­ap­peared.“

The win­ning en­tries, in­clud­ing the highly com­mended pho­to­graphs, will be on dis­play at the CBH Group mar­quee at the Dow­erin, Newde­gate and Min­genew Field Days.

Ms Jones was awarded a GoPro Drone and GoPro Hero 5 ac­tion cam­era and Ms Gib­son a $1000 voucher. Peo­ple’s choice voting is also open on­line un­til Au­gust 31. To vote for your favourite, visit CBH’s Facebook page facebook.com/cb­h­group.

The win­ner was Bri­anna Jones' im­age 'The Maze'.

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