Honorable mentions in Global Travel Photo Contest 2011

Australian Stockman, Lin Baird, in the Australian high country approaching Hell’s Pass near Mount Bogong. 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM lens. Exposure Details: 1/320 seconds @ f8 ISO 400.

A dancer from the island of Pentecost performs as part of the special custom adoption ceremony for the ordination and consecration for the new Catholic bishop of Vanuatu, Father John Bosco Baremes. Canon 5D Mark II camera and Sigma 50mm f1.4 EX DG HSM lens. Exposure Details: 1/640 second @ f2.8 ISO 500.

Quick news flash here guys. The three images above all just received honorable mentions in Planet Magazine‘s 3rd anual ‘Global Travel Photo Contest 2011’. You can see these images amongst a bunch of other mostly really good travel photos at the contest gallery, definitely worth a quick look. Tip: click on the gallery button when you arrive at the page to see an overview of all the shots rather than sift through one by one.

In other news I shall be taking a break from blog posting over the next few weeks as I’m about to head off on a three week trek to western Mongolia.