From news.com.au, May 20:
“Run by SkyPixel in partnership with Tourism Australia and DJI, the Australia from Above competition attracted more than 6000 entries from Australian and international photographers.
A photo of Perth’s Secret Harbour by Al Edgar (skysnaps99) took out second spot for its “mesmerising composition, detail and colour”. “The competition had a lot of top down shots over jettys and ocean but this one stood out above them all,” said judge Tom Rex Jessett.”
There are a few handy prizes too including a DJI drone! I must admit to owning a few drones already and spending countless hours flying them, but for sheer lifting power a kite is hard to beat. This shot was taken with a Sony A6000 using a 45mm Minolta lens. All up, well over a kilo of gear in the air for over an hour. You'd need a fairly big drone to do that!
But on the other hand, I'm very happy to try my hand with the new drone when the wind isn't up to the KAP task. Anyway, to capitalise on the event I launched my website on the weekend: www.skysnaps99photography.com hope you find time to take a look.