Di-Vine Val­ley

South African Country Life - - Sumario -

Hemel-en-Aarde con­firms that heaven is a place on earth

Third Prize

A R500 cash prize

Aah cute man! Even the most sav­age of crea­tures have mo­ments of ten­der­ness and in this case the lit­tle pup play­ing with its mother tugs at the heart. The lim­ited depth of field holds my eye on the sub­ject mat­ter, in this case the hye­nas. The vi­gnetting around the pic­ture also helps keep the fo­cus on the sub­ject mat­ter.

The hye­nas are well ex­posed and the back­ground is not burnt out, il­lus­trat­ing per­fect ex­po­sure of soft light. Hye­nas are very so­cial and highly in­tel­li­gent crea­tures so clans are great to both watch and pho­to­graph… if you can get close enough.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Ricci Goldstein

CAM­ERA Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF300mm lens

SET­TINGS f2.8 at 1/400, ISO 200

Fourth Prize

A R250 cash prize

A per­fect mo­ment frozen in time. The po­si­tion­ing of the horses, the dog and the sun all draw my eye into the cen­tre of the pic­ture. I love that the sil­hou­ette of the horses touch­ing noses al­most forms a heart around the dog. The stun­ning rim of back­light around the dog and its long shad­ows also draw my eye deeper into the pic­ture. It’s an un­usual and quirky im­age of ev­ery­day sub­ject mat­ter.


CAM­ERA Nikon COOLPIX L830 SET­TINGS f3 at 1/1000, ISO 125

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