Gayn­dah photo im­presses ESA pho­to­graphic judges

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR COMMUNITY -

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.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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.

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