Now that the dust have settled a bit I would like to say a few things. (Get ready for some name dropping)
I was very honored to receive the prize of Overall Winner during the Tasmanian Night Sky Photography Awards, held at Wild Island Tasmania.
It was a great evening, with stunning images on display. A huge congratulations to the team at Wild Island for putting together such an successful event. I would like to congratulate all the finalists who got their images hanging on the walls, and in particular the following winners. Dan Broun for the Night Sky Category. Jason L. Stephens (Photography) for the Star Trail Category. Peter Sayers for the Panoramic Category. Ian Stewart for the Time lapse Category, Sohee Kim for the Aurora Category, James Garlick - Photographer for the Bioluminescence Category and Cordell Richardson for the Young photographer Category.
Big thanks to the judges Rob Blakers, Margaret Sonnemann, Nick Monk Photography, Loic Le Guilly / Photographer and Jonathan Esling Photography for volunteering their time, and ultimately voting for me. smile emoticon
Thanks Richard Sampson for the tunes on the night. You got us all in the mood for the after party. smile emoticon
Thanks also to Fraser Johnston and the very professional team Crow's Nest for filming the evening, and Rob Blakers for capturing the moments on camera.
Thanks to all the sponsors who so generously supplied the great prizes. Hobart Imaging, Samyang Optics Australia, Walch Optics, SYRP, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Tasmania 40 Degrees South, Art Poster - Imagetec and 360Precision
I'm almost done, stay with me. A big thanks to all my photography friends for encouraging me and believing in me.
And finally, I would like to thank my biggest fan, and live partner Erin O'Brien. Erin, you are awesome, and without you I would not be where I am today, and for that I am truly thankful. You believe in me, even at times when I don't, and always support me and encourage me to get our there and have a go. You are my best friend and I am so lucky to have you in my life!
Here's to next year!