Overall Winner 2011.
Overall 2011 AGS Photographic Competition Winner (The best photograph from all classes) : Annika Korsten, Dunedin, New Zealand, for Meconopsis grandis (Class Three).
First: Hilary Birks, Bjørndalstræ, Norway.
Near Litang, Sichuan Province, China: July 2011.
Diavolezza, Engadin, Switzerland: June 2011.
Hong Shan Mountains at 3700m, south of the Sichuan Border, China: June 2011.
First: Liam McCaughey, Ballinderry, Upper Lisburn, N.Ireland.
'Blue Moon Valley', Lijiang, China: June 2011.
Lac de Savine, Petit Mont Cenis, France: June 2007.
Lefka Ori, Crete: April 2007.
First: Anika Korsten, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Lautaret Alpine Botanic Garden, France: June 2011.
Portugal: February 2009.
Pulsatilla vulgaris (covered in fine mist).
In cultivation in the photographer's garden: March 2011.
First: Tony Hughes, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK.
Mating pair of Black-veined White Butterflies (Aporia crataegi) on Marsh Thistle (Cirsium palustre).
Austria: June 2011.
Milkweed Bugs (Tropidothorax leucopterus).
Jura Mountains, France: August 2011.
Ibex (Capra ibex).
Above Gornergletscher, Zermatt, Switzerland: July 2011.
Class 5. The Art Gallery - a photographic work of alpine artistry, using advanced software techniques to create an artistic image.
First: Steve Clayton, Ripponden, Halifax, Yorkshire, UK.
'Queen of the Alps' - An abstract of Eryngium alpinum.
An image created in Photoshop using layers to create a mono effect with enhanced edges, before introducing a tritone of subtle colouring.
Second: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK.
Jacobean Lily (Sprekelia).
A studio photograph scanned to computer, layered onto an abstract background, palette knife filter applied at about 50% opacity, and colour adjusted for impact.
Third: John Watson, Chile.
'Anty Meridian Mirage' ex Conanthera urceolata.
A deliberate multi-stage effect beginning with a neat tree-like form of a tiny Conanthera - the original colours rather dull and the backround confused and uninspiring. With exposure corrected the image took on a desert-like appearance to which a sun spot and a watery mirage was added. The Conanthera had transmuted into a fanciful willow tree rooted somewhere between terra-firma and an ethereal lake.
See original image below.
John Watson's original image prior to editing.