Honorable Mention / 2021 / Special / Night Photography

Still standing

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    Anne Algar
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This Blackwood tree stood on a hill above my camp at the edge of the Tarkine wilderness forest in Tasmania, Australia. It stood alone and separate from the forest, no doubt a survivor from land clearing many years before. After waiting 2 days for the right weather conditions I finally managed to photograph it with the Milky way before the clouds rolled. Still standing tall, despite having lost leaves in parts and with some branches appearing dead, it had a presence that represented survival and hope despite what the future might throw at it.

I have worked in the arts related industries as a Printmaker, Animator, SFX and Graphic Designer for Film & TV, and Web Designer. I love being in the landscape and photographing it, especially so that I can share with others the beauty of our natural world, and to also bring attention to the importance of caring for our natural environment. My main focus is landscape photography and nightscape photography.

Awards 2017 Epsom International Pano Awards, Bronze Award
2017 David Malin Astrophotography Awards, Honourable Mention
2017 2nd Charles Dodgson BW Photography Award, Finalist & Honourable Mention
2016 City of Melbourne, Heritage Award
2016 Australian Photography Awards, Finalist, Landscape
2016 9th Julia M Cameron Awards, Winner Landscape Category
2015 Bowness Photography Prize, Finalist, MGA