The spontaneous yet controlled nature of this shot is very
appealing. The setting and colour harmony works well to create a
visually stimulating and thought provoking image.
A very effective image - carefully constructed. Framed by the
darker trunks of the trees a lot of space and cool colours -
contrasting with the warm colours of the leaves and the girl's
hair, which mix together. The leaves aren't falling, but circling
her, the crossed arms, closed eyes and expression indicating an
inner world, contained and complete.
The competition was very difficult to judge. The variety of
subject matter and approach of the photographers provided the three
selectors with an interesting but challenging task.
A combination of great ideas and sound technique resulted in an
excellent set of pictures. The competition was so fierce that many,
quite outstanding images just failed to make the top ten positions.
The winners should, quite rightly, be delighted that their work has