Gayndah photo impresses ESA photographic judges
THE dramatic image of a drying Gayndah dam under a cloudy sky has taken out the People’s Choice Award at the recent Ecological Society of Australia photographic competition.
Prosefina Austria took the photo, A plead for rain, two years ago when her friend Kevin Tong took her to visit one of his mates.
“I always had faith in her,” Mr Tong said.
“I have a lot of her pictures here. We can go to the same places and see the same things, and I come home and see them differently (in the photos).”
Ms Austria said she was captivated by the light and the unique animals – wallabies and kangaroos – during her visit.
“I entered 10 photos in the contest and three were from Gayndah,” the Philippine photographer said.
“The photo was taken in the middle of their property.”
Since learning photography from friends in 2008, Ms Austria has entered photographic competitions and exhibited her work in the Philippines.
“I live in a small city in the southern part of Manila,” she said.
“I’m really thankful to those people who chose the photo as their favourite.”
STUNNING: Prosefina Austria's photo, A plead for rain, took out the People's Choice Award at the Ecological Society of Australia's photographic competition.