Otway Coast Photo Competition 2008 Winners – click pics to enlarge
|First prize – Duane Eaks with a photo of the Great Ocean Road from Wongarra Heights.|
|Second prize – Cindy Schulz with a photo of the the beach at Kennett River.|
|Third prize– Rod Knight with a photo of a Koala in the trees along the coast.|
1st prize – Great Ocean Road from Wongarra Heights by Duane Eaks
The judges felt this photo is most evocative of the spectacular drive, with vehicles in the foreground, and the road stretching past rocky headlands to the distant town. The red car is a point of focus, and the eye is led naturally to the waves, the next stretches of the road as it disappears into the distance.
2nd Prize – Kennett Beach by Cindy Schultz
This apparently simple icon shot of Kennett River beach is an unfolding set of stories.
The immediate interest is the colourful lifesaver and the fluttering flag. There is action from the surfers as they watch the next wave, and the eye is taken to the waves on the rocks in the distance. In the foreground a father is helping his child build a sandcastle, unusually, with a shovel. A young woman watches a toddler in the shallows, while she hitches up her dress. A parent watches the surfers, completing the family vignette.
3rd Prize Koala by Rod Knight
The iconic photo of a Koala which is a very special feature of the abundant wildlife along our coast.
This shot is crisp but interesting as a strange fragment of leaf hanging from its mouth shows the Koala is eating. This shot has also captured a leaf in each claw ready for the next mouthful.
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