A R750 voucher from Burblepix, which can be spent on photobooks, canvases and journals. Visit www.burblepix.co.za for more information.
I always encourage photographers to take the picture they first see and then step back, look at the scene again and think about how to improve on the standard shot. Elaine has done exactly that. She has moved beyond the normal petal picture and turned it into something creative. The colours are whacky and fun, purple and orange are almost opposite on the colour chart. The stem winds into the picture, and the circle holds not only the droplet with the flower’s reflection, but full visual attention.
PHOTOGRAPHER Elaine de Bruin CAMERA Nikon D7000, 90mm lens SETTINGS f6 at 1/500 sec, ISO 200
This month’s judge isShaen Adey, a professional photographer and freelance journalist based in Cape Town. Shaen recently added a drone to her collection, which has been an exciting learning curve. She says she will always have a soft spot for wildlife and landscape images but that her lifestyle has pushed her towards extreme sports and aerial photography. It is similar to wildlife photography in many ways, she says, where precise timing, composition and excellent light all come together with a click of the button.