Paragliding snap wins photo competition
07 Jun 2012
"STRONG" tobybear "STRONG" wrote:
11 Jun 2012 10:14PM saxmo
The very best Queenstown has to offer?
Congrats to you Lucas, but I agree with you Tobybear it is an Interesting choice.
On their website AKL airport say "We called for entries that show off the very best that Queenstown has to offer and Lucas' stunning photograph of a crowded flying day over Lake Wakatipu does just that."
It may very-well be why Lucas 'loves Queenstown' and fair enough but its not real.... its photo-shopped.
"Auckland Airport marketing boss Bridget Spraggon says she’s incredibly pleased with the variety of entries." - Of course she is and so she should be - for the sake of return flights for 2pax to AKL and $1000 spending money it appears to be a cunning gimmick that Akl Airport have constructed to update their photo stock library for marketing purposes.
With the competition open for professional and amateur photos (oh and photo-shopped) they will be spoilt for choice out of the 500+entries that they received.
Bridget says "While the main shot is something we can use for the adventure tourist, others will be good for those looking for a winter escape or a scenic helicopter trip.” When Akl Airport use the above images I wonder if the owners of these photos will be acknowledged in their marketing campaigns?
PS: Tobybear your rejected entry was awesome! The silhouette of the cats look sharp and you have captured Godzilla in a beautiful light, his flames look so realistic - wonder what shutter speed you used?
11 Jun 2012 10:05PM saxmo
Here's my rejected entry to the contest:
08 Jun 2012 03:04PM tobybear
08 Jun 2012 10:34AM tobybear
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