Photo Friday – COLOUR – Patrick Kenny
‘Photo Friday’ is a weekly photography competition that Camera House Australia runs. Every week we choose a new theme and prize, and last week the winner was Patrick Kenny who entered a very moving image for the theme: COLOUR.
We asked Patrick a few questions about his image, and this is what he had to say:
Q.What inspired this photo?
A.This year is the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day. Local schoolchildren from the NSW Central Coast made thousands of paper poppies which became part of special commemorative services at Gosford and The Entrance. My photo was taken at Gosford following the cyclonic storms which resulted in the Central Coast being declared a disaster area. Unbelievably the paper poppies had survived 130km winds and torrential rain which brought large trees down. This vivid display of color after a week of gloom seemed to be a perfect subject for a color photo competition.
Q.What camera did you use?
A. Canon 70D
Q. What setting did you use?
A. Focal length 18mm, Aperture priority program F22, Shutter 1/40
Q.Did you edit this image, if so what did you do and with what program?
A. Photo is pretty much as I took it. Only minor editing (lighting cropping and resizing) applied using Photoshop.
Q. Do you have any advice for our community photographers?
A. Learn from the past. Become familiar with the work of our great photographers from the days of film photography, people like Frank Hurley. Harold Cazneax, Max Dupain and Peter Dombrovskis.