Our November photo comp was all about South East Asia, a destination very close to our hearts (and our stomachs). It’s probably one of the most photogenic places on earth, both for candid street shots and big temple-dotted panoramas, but what impressed us most about this month’s submissions were how well they avoided S.E. Asian photo clichés (not as easy as it sounds).
From the depths of the Malaysian jungle to a little tofu factory in Java, our November finalists managed to capture some of the smaller moments that make this region tick. Narrowing them down to a top 13 was tricky, but we’re pretty happy with the result. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
And the winner is…
Congratulations to a long-time finalist (and now first-time winner) Richard Misquitta. It’s been a long time coming, Richard, but your beautifully framed shot of a Buddhist monk in an Angkor doorway stole the show this month. You’ve won yourself a prize pack of travel gear valued at just under AUD $1000.
A big thanks to all our November finalists. It was a brutally close contest, and you can be proud to have made it this far. We loved the variety of colour, light and subject matter in these shots, and you’re all winners in our eyes.
Three gardeners, by Sandra Imstepf (Mandalay, Burma)
Samloen island boats, by Richard Misquitta (Koh Rong, Cambodia)
Treak village, by Jeroth Diggeden (Cambodia)
Man praying, by Stephen Parry (Ubud, Bali)
Mt Batur sunrise by Stephen Parry (Bali, Indonesia)
Salatiga tofu factory, by Brent Clues (Java, Indonesia)
Lake Rawa Pening, by Brent Clues (Indonesia)
Lok baintan floating market, by Saipullah Ipul (Lok Baintain, Indonesia)
Young monks, by Stuart Meikle (Pakse, Laos)
Proboscis monkey, by Charlotte Thompson (Labuk Bay, Malaysia)
Kiangan busy street traffic, by Patrick Arnold (Kiangan, Philippines)
Hmong girl, by Ruben Grande (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Inspired? Enter this month’s competition and you could be in the running for a pretty epic prize pack too. The theme for December is “Transport”, so grab a tuk tuk, camel, truck, train, bicycle built for two or hot air balloon and get snapping.