I spent last Friday in London to attend the prizes award ceremony of the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2019 competition. I had sent in three images and my photograph "Secret Garden" had been selected as a finalist in the "Wildflower Landscapes" category. And I heard at the ceremony that I was awarded second place in that category! Unexpected but really nice! "Secret Garden" will thus be part of the IGPOTY 2019 exhibitions and will also be included in the IGPOTY 2019 book.

As promised in my previous post, as the Namur Nature Festival is now finished, I will show you my pictures that were selected among the finalists of the contest. It was actually even better than I thought: during the awards ceremony last week, I had the (very nice) surprise to be awarded the Award for best Mini-Serie for the four images shown below.

Last week, I was informed that two of my submissions for the 2017 Namur International Nature Photo Contest have been accepted :-) One of them is a single photo in the Landscape category while the other one, in the mini-portfolio category includes four images. I was nicely surprised to be selected twice for the final, among more than 6300 entries.

Recently, I have been contacted by the PR Relations Manager from Sleeklens, asking me if I would test and review their Through The Woods workflow. The agreement was that I would review the workflow honestly, without bias. As was already the case earlier (see my review of printing at zor.com), this decided me to accept the request. Here are my first impressions about the Through The Woods presets and brushes. To illustrate this post, I used a few images from one of my trips to Northern Aragon (Spain) and the French Pyrenees.