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AGS Photographic Competition, 2012 - Winners
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AGS Photographic Competition, 2012 - Winners

Overall Competition Winner 2012.
 

Overall 2012 AGS Photographic Competition Winner (The best photograph from all classes):

Alan Pearson, Gilesgate, Durham U.K. for Libelloides coccajus (Owlfly) in Class Four.

Class 1. An alpine or rock plant in a natural (wild) landscape, with both plants and landscape featured
 

First: Hilary Birks, Bjorndalstrae, Norway.

Meconopsis horridula.

Pang La, Tibet (5000m): August 2009.

Class 1.
Second: Roger Brownbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, U.K.

Saxifraga paniculata.

Mannlichen, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland: June 2012.

 

Class 1.
Third: Roger Brownbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, U.K.

Papaver rhaeticum.

Morteratsch Glacier, Engadine, Switzerland: June 2011.

Class 2. Portrait of an alpine or rock plant in the wild, featuring the entire plant.
 

First: Zeng gang, Sichuan Alpine Ecology Study Centre, Chengdu, P.R. China.

Meconopsis balangensis.

Balangshan, Sichuan Province, China: August 2012.

Class 2.
Second: Joan McCaughey, Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Viola atropurpurea.

Parque Provincial Volcan Domuyo (2,000m), Patagonia, Argentina: January 2011.

Class 2.
Third: Joan McCaughey, Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Caiophora coronata.

below Laguna del Diamante (2,500m), Mendoza, Argentina: January 2011.

Class 3. Close-up detail of an alpine or rock plant in the wild or in cultivation,with leaves included as appropriate
 

First: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, U.K.

Aristolochia baetica.

Grazalema National Park, Andalucia, Spain: May 2012.

Class 3.
Second: Celia Sawyer, Oxford, U.K.

Pulsatilla vulgaris.

In cultivation in own garden: March 2012.

Class 3.
Third: Zeng gang, Sichuan Alpine Ecology Study Centre, Chengdu, P.R. China.

Lilium lankongense.

Balangshan, Sichuan Province, China: August 2012.

Class 4. Alpine fauna in the wild, in a mountain landscape or in association with alpine plants.
 

First: Alan Pearson, Gilesgate, Durham, U.K.

Libelloides coccajus (Owlfly).

Portillo de los Valles, Sobrarbe, Aragonese Pyrenees(c.1100m): June 2011.

Class 4.
Second: Bill Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Bandford, Dorset, U.K.

Volucella inflata (Hoverfly).

Jura Mountains, France: August 2011.

Class 4.
Third: Joan McCaughey, Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Grazing Guanacos.

Laguna del Diamante (3,300m), Mendoza, Argentina: January 2011.

Class 5. (for Digital Images) - The Art Gallery - a photographic work of alpine artistry using any advanced software techniques to create an artistic
 

First: Diane Clement, Wolverhampton, U.K.

Picea abies.

Pontresina, Switzerland: July 2011.

Image manipulated using Photoshop Elements. Foreground masked-off and a posterization filter applied to the background. Foreground then sharpened with unsharp mask.

 

Class 5. (for Digital Images)
Second: Celia Sawyer, Oxford, U.K.

Meconopsis cambrica ssp aurantiaca.

Image manipulated in Photoshop Elements 9, using the 'artistic' plastic-wrap filter.

 

 

Class 5. (for Digital Images)
Third: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, U.K.

Echinocereus scheeri.

From a scanned original image taken on Kodak Elitechrome Extra Colour slide film. Image manipulated with a dry brush filter before being adjusted in Levels and Colour Adjustments to create a painterly effect. 

 

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