Our 8th contest has crowned a winner! Congratulations to Shorty for this beautifully holiday photo!
About the Photographer and Photograph:
Canon 40D, Sigma 17-50 2.8 hsm os @21mm, iso400, f2.8, 1/20 sec, 3 shot pano
A mate and his wife dropped in and said they were going to go see the houses around Canberra lit up for Xmas and wanted to know if i wanted to grab my camera and join them,10 seconds later we were on our way.There were some great displays but when we got to Kambah it was the stand out,so i started snapping staight away.As we were leaving the owner of the house started to chat to me about my camera and explained that the local paper was there the previous day taking photos and he had asked if he could have some copies for his website but they said no.So he asked if i could give him some of mine (he raises money for a childrens charity with his display so i had to say yes),after getting home and looking at my photos i thought i could do better so i went out the next night and took quite a lot of photos including some shots to merge to panos and gave them to him the next day.Looks like kahma works as now i have won this comp:)
What a wonderful photo, Shorty. We love the contrast and the story behind it. The panorama makes it absolutely perfect. We love how your eye wanders to every pixel in the photo. Congrats, and we hope you enjoy your photography shirt from Wide Open Tees!