Banking on top views for year ahead

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THE scenic possibilities are endless and the choice of “natural landscape” entirely up to the photographer for a competition being run to show the best views of Mt Martha.

Creators of the 13 top shots chosen for a 2016 calendar being planned by Mt Martha Community Bank will all receive a monetary prize (conveniently paid into a Bendigo Bank deposit account) ranging from $200 for the overall winner, $100 for the best junior entry and $50 for the remaining 11.

Photographers must focus their lenses on the area bounded by the coast from Martha Cove to Bentons Rd and across to the Peninsula Freeway. A detailed map is available with entry forms from the bank at 5A Bay Rd, Mt Martha.

No businesses can be featured in the images which “capture the natural landscape showing how and why people enjoy living in Mt Martha and surrounds”.

Photographs must be submitted printed and in jpeg format (minimum 300dpi) on a disc of USB stick.

The images will be judged by Yanni, photographer for The News, and should not be manipulated or have digitally-added effects.Brightening shadows or darkening highlights is acceptable, “but nothing should be removed or added – we’ll be looking at every shot to see that it is authentic”.

“The goal in using digital darkroom techniques on an image should be to adjust the dynamic tonal range so that it more closely resembles what you see. The idea is to make it real.”

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