win a free giclee - week 4 results

A thousand thanks to everyone who entered week 4 of the competition. Again we had to hold out on this one a little bit until we had a few more entries but I'm sure as the competition gains popularity we'll be able to judge on a more regular weekly basis.

Firstly here is one of the highly commended entries by Richard Hurst:

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Richard HurstA magnificent effort and an image that would calm me down after a hard day at the office. You can see more of Richards work on his website.

The winning entry is from Diogo Miguel Juiz Ferreira (what a lovely name!):

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Diogo Miguel Juiz FerreiraWe love macro shots; and what really stood out to us is the planet like collection of water in the center of the leaf. The reflections and detail are really intriguing and the shadows on the edges of the image lead you into the center - super composition.

Here is Diogo's description of the image:

This photo was taken in plain winter after a rain shower and the moisture of the weather created droplets in several plants in the morning. This allowed me to catch this droplets floating in the plants. This particular photo had the perfect lightning conditions to photograph, letting me capture a major droplet in the center surrounded by all the other droplets converging also to the center.

Here are some photos of the print that we'll be sending Diogo printed on Illford Pearl paper:

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You can see more of Diogo's work here. View the other commended entries in our competition gallery.

Win a free giclee - Week 1 Results

Thanks so much to everyone for entering the first week of the competition. We had a good response considering we've just started, and the photos and illustrations we received were stunning! Such a varied style and category of image as well.

We were torn between 2 images this week. An entry by Matt Payne blew us away with its romantic and awe inspiring hues of magenta and light shows over Colorado:

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Matt PayneYou can see more of his work at 100summits.

There can only be one winner however and the photograph we chose was by Martin Munn. An eye-poppingly colourful shot of a ladybird in the tulips taken while he was in his father's garden in the summer:

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Original Image by Martin Munn

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Illford Pearl Paper - 255gsm

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Illford Pearl Paper - 255gsm

Congratulations Martin and your print is on its way!

We have also setup a gallery where you can view a selection of the other highly commended entries for this week.