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Amateur Photographer

Magnolia blooms - 41pts, Second place

Meredith Wilson, Greater London Canon EOS 40D, 24-70mm, 1/1600sec at f/2.8, 
ISO 100 Meredith, who shoots with everything from a Canon EOS 40D to a Bronica SQ-A and an iPhone, shot these magnolia blooms in her garden. Not content with the usual view of these flowers, Meredith opted to shoot directly up through the branches. She captured some nice colour, 'but I thought it lacked impact,' she says. 'I love the dramatic, almost theatrical feel the black and white has given it.' Judges say, 'This is a delightful use of black and white with a really nice range of tones. Meredith has created an eerie, noir sort of image with that Sarah Moon quality of mystery and timelessness.'

Magnolia blooms - 41pts, Second place
Amateur Photographer, Apr 13, 2011