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I was really pleased to win first prize in the black and white section of the ANZANG competition, Australia's biggest nature photography contest. It was the 6th year running that I have been successful in this competition. It's only over the past year that I have been able to get into the world of monochrome due to my interest in Paris street photography.

I shot this on last year's autumn workshop in New Zealand. This beach has been great to me, yielding "Dawn Stars" and "Calligraphy" which also featured in this year's ANZANG exhibition. Of course it is on next year's itinerary!

Judges' comment. "The photographer has really exploited the black and white medium to capture the brooding storminess of the scene. The remarkable sense of movement is reinforced by the fixed focal point in the foreground.”

I've written a report on the blog about the competition and some tips for getting onto the honour roll.

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