Thursday, August 18, 2011

Garden Photography

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
~ Hanna Rion

Each year, Garden and Landscape Photographic Arts Ltd and the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens hold an International Garden Photographer of the Year competition for photographers of all ages, which attracts striking images such as these:

The Purple Carpet and Black Trees
by Gerard Leeuw
Finalist in the Trees category

by Jamie Unwin (who placed in two other categories)
Age 15
Finalist, Wildlife in the Garden, Youth category

Pointed Topiary in Winter
by Jeff Eden
First place winner in 4 Seasons: Monochrome category

The First Scene
by Leszek Paradowski
Finalist in the Trees category

Drosera Capensis unfurling
by Stephen Studd
Finalist in the 4 Seasons: New Mornings category

An older winner:

Kenrokuen gardens, Kanazawa, Japan
by Claire Takacs of Australia
Overall Winner Garden Photographer of the Year

1 comment:

Pop said...

Wonderful nature photos.

Thought The First Scene was particularly beautiful.