Photography and Art

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Travel Photography of the Year Awards

Private Conversations - Quebec (c) Huw Morgan

Like many of you I love to travel and take photographs wherever I go. Some photographers really excel at this genre and it is a pleasure to look at their work. This brings me to a recent discovery (courtesy of Rob Galbraith): the Travel Photography of the Year web site and awards.

The 2008 winners have been announced and the grand prize winner is a Canadian. Darwin Wiggett won the top prize for his photos of the Canadian Rockies. The photos are lovely, but I'm more of a fan of travel photos that feature people (as you can see from my Quebec photo above). The winners' gallery also has some remarkable work by Charlie Mahoney of the USA who submitted a portfolio of a couple of elderly Irish farmers who look like they are living in the 19th century. Here's a link to Charlie Mahoney's website. His complete Irish portfolio and the story of the two Irish brothers who are featured in it are on the site.

I also liked Adam Balcy's photos of clouds and many of the images in the Joy of Travel section. Have a look yourself and see what you like. This is a great opportunity to see how other people interpret their travels and create wonderful images.

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