Photo Contest Winners

– Posted in: Contests and Giveaways, Garden Photography

Summer is done – and so is the photo contest.

Submission to Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest Oct 2015

picture_this_silver1.gifAs is always the case with a photo contest, the fun is in seeing all the entries.  I smiled as I opened them and each made me wonder about the gardens, wanting to see more.  Indeed I was delighted to visit the blogs of those who left the links.  I made a critique at each blog.

The silver award (above) went to Lynette Walter who entered this evocative photo from the GGW Picture This Facebook page. “End of Season Harvest” is a great end of summer photo, as this gardener leaves with a cart full of summer’s bounty.

The gold goes to Alexandra Campbell who entered from the UK with her friend Kylie’s garden – beautiful – check out more of Alexandra’s photos.  I want to be in that garden….

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Submission to Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest Oct 2015

This is a wonderfully composed square with the sundial off center, a beautiful sweep of blue across the bottom and the top cropped down so that the tall white flowering perennial is contained.  Clearly a garden at the height of summer.

As usual there is always at least one photo that deserved an honorable mention and Robin Leja’s photo of a Black Swallowtail butterfly from The Summer It Rained post on Robin’s Nest blog is a summer classic.

Submission to Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest Oct 2015

The simple composition with the soft green blurry background is easy to look at.

We had several other critter photos, including this wonderful capture of a hummingbird from Janet Davis, Paint Box Garden

Submission to Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest Oct 2015

And mockingbirds from Lori at The Garden of Good and Evil.

Submission to Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest Oct 2015

How about a little ladybug summer love from Laura at Gravy Lessons ?

Submission to Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest Oct 2015

Did you see the voyeur aphid cowering under the leaf ?

Loved seeing these other garden photos of where you were this summer:

Sarah of Of Leaf and Limb was in Longwood Gardens:

Submission to Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest Oct 2015

And Caroline at The Shovel-Ready Garden was kicking back in Big Bend Texas.

Submission to Gardening Gone Wild Picture This photo contest Oct 2015

I have not listed all the photos that came in through the GGW Picture This Contest Facebook Page but all photos from all sources are listed there in an Album on the contest page.  I made comments to all the entries that came in via blog posts and links, and hope you check out those bloggers who contributed.  It’s a wonderful groups of photos.

Thank you all for entering.  Happy shooting this fall !

And thanks Visual Departures for contributing the Flexfill diffusion disc.

Flexfill20-discand to PhotoBotanic for providing a compete set of the garden photography e-books.

3 e-books in store

 

 

 

Saxon Holt
Saxon Holt is the owner of PhotoBotanic.com, a garden picture resource for photographs, on-line workshops, and garden photography stories. An award winning photojournalist and Fellow of The Garden Writers Association with more than 25 garden books, he lives and gardens in Northern California. PhotoBotanic - Garden Photography online at www.photobotanic.com. https://photobotanic.com
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Pam/Digging October 11, 2015, 4:26 pm

Congrats to the winners! It was fun to see what people submitted. I especially love the backlit mockingbirds in the fountain from Lori,

Cathy October 11, 2015, 5:05 pm

I’m glad I didn’t have to judge this… I would have given them all a gold medal! I am going to go and read the comments…. I find that to be as helpful as looking at the photos!

Oscar Kane October 12, 2015, 1:38 am

Congrats for the Photo Contest Winners. Thanks for the effort in sharing this.

Alexandra Campbell October 12, 2015, 11:13 am

I’m delighted to have won – thank you so much. And here’s that link that I left off that will take you to the other photos of this garden. It’s in South east England (hardiness zone 8b) in Kent, England and belongs to my friend, Kylie. http://www.themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk/how-to-have-a-glorious-country-garden-on-a-tight-budget/

Robin Ruff Leja October 14, 2015, 5:56 pm

Thank you so much for the Honorable Mention, I’m honored to be mentioned! What a lovely lot of photos, winners all in my book.

Saxon Holt October 15, 2015, 12:40 pm

I meant to give you a prize too. Look for a code to your e-mail that give you a free copy of a my mini-ebook on Composition http://photobotanic.com/store/books/ibooks/ibook-1/. Only works if you follow the link to iTunes. I can’t figure out how to do free copies on Google Play…

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