Congratulations to the Winners of the Merriewold Morgan 3rd annual Morgan Horse Photo Contest!
Thank you to all the talented photographers on your fabulous photos!
The competition was tough this year with over 70 entries of high quality images. We are excited that the entries came from several countries as well, including: Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Australia and Canada.
Our Judge, Professional Equestrian Photographer, Bob Langrish has made his top three selections and included some comments for the photographers.
Bob also picked 6 photos for Honorable Mention.
2012 Morgan Horse Photo Contest Winners:
1st PLACE: “Gotcha” (Sketa not hurt) by Michele Meijer of Australia
Judge’s comments: “First is Gotcha, which came out miles ahead of every other picture. There is impact, personalities, focus and all in all a really great picture”.
Here is what Michele says about her photo: “This Morgan colt (Ariel) and Aussie shepherd (Sketa) often play chasey! My dog is my best buddy in the world and goes everywhere with me and people who go to my web site will see he features in many horse/dog play and racing photographs.”
2nd PLACE: “Kitty in the Fields” by Sophia Alvrud of Sweden
Judge’s comments: “Second is Kitty in the Fields. It is a really nice ‘arty’ picture. I personally would have taken it with the sun behind me, but it has mood and atmosphere and is lovely.” Photo is of Goldget Kitty and Sara Alvrud.
3rd PLACE: “Blending In” by Carol Dombrowsky of the USA
Judge’s comments: “My third place is Blending In. It is the type of picture I take all of the time for my calendar companies, using natural backgrounds and colours.” Photo is of RDK’s Oregon Rising Sun
Bob picked Six additional photos for Honorable Mention. They are not placed in any order.
Royal Gold Eye Candy
by Sara Alvrud, Escania Morgans, Sweden
The Expressive Morgan Eye
by Zoe Ovenden, Canada
1st Day of Life
by Carol Dombrowsky, USA
by Diane Jasica, Offborderhill Morgans, Belgium
Eating The Wreathe of Flowers from the Little Girl
by Ingela Isetoft, Ice Morgans, Sweden
by Valerie Radtke, EMR Morgans, USA
We can’t wait to see the extraordinary photographs that are sure to be entered next year!
*To view all the entrants for this year, CLICK HERE.