Each month we sift through the many photographic entries received for our ongoing Image Club competition.
One of our panel of freelance photographers selects the top four for the month and awards a cash prize, along with their professional opinion. It’s often tough to choose, but we don’t mind.
Many thanks to Dale Morris, Anita de Villiers, Julia Lloyd and Shaen Adey for casting your eyes over our entries and sharing your knowledge, expertise and comments during the year. It’s been insightful, and entertaining too.
It’s amazing how people interpret the countryside around them, capturing a memory in a very specific way. It has to be said that we receive some fantastic images from amateur photographers. Keep them coming!
We’ve rounded up the year’s favourites to celebrate those we enjoyed the most… Do you have a favourite or two?
Click on each individual month to read our panel’s critique…
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. – Ansel Adams
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. – Dorothea Lange
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. – Robert Frank
Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is. – Anonymous
Feature image by Jason du Plessis
Do you have a passion for photography?
Send us as many of your best photographs as you like – holiday snaps, bushveld vistas or anything else ‘Country Life’ – and we might print your picture in the magazine or post it online. Find the entry form here.