Fantastic panoramic of Taranaki
Self-taught New Plymouth photographer Adam Buckle has just won the landscape section prize at the 2009 International Association of Panoramic Photographers photo contest with a stunning shot of Mt Taranaki.
Mr Buckle sent three photos of different styles and angles of Mt Taranaki, and his Mangorei Mist print was judged the winner.
He said he often enters photography competitions, including this one previously in 2005, but "this time it was a complete shock" to be announced the winner.
It was especially prestigious considering the runner-up was world-renowned Australian photographer Peter Lik, who owned galleries in Queensland and now has several across the United States.
Mr Buckle's works are displayed in New Plymouth, Hawera, Stratford and Oakura.
Mangorei Mist, Ranges in Snow and Enchanted Dawn prints which were submitted for the competition can be viewed at Bookstop Gallery in New Plymouth.
Entries were judged in the United States at the weekend.
Taranaki Daily News