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PRIZE WINNING PICTURES
These two pictures were taken by my Dad for the Penola Arts Festival Photographic Competition in South Australia. He was using his Pentax K7 and a Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro. These two pictures placed 2nd and Highly Commended respectively. The other 2 prizes, 1st and 3rd, were taken by a professional photo-journalist.
#1 WASHING ON PETTICOAT LANE - 2nd Prize
This photo was taken during a local festival where owners of this heritage cottage hung out period washing. The wind caught the washing just at the right time to give the photo movement and life.
#2 STATUE TO CHILDREN LOST - Highly Commended
The photo of a rose bud on the background of a statue is for for children that have passed away. The bud represents a young life and the statue shows a mother, father and child. For parents who have lost a child (like my wife and I) this holds special significance.
Interestingly the rose in the photo was cultivated by the husband of the professional photographer mentioned above, who runs a commercial nursery and is called, very appropriately, "Heaven's Scent".