Judge Joel Halioua Comments: “This has the right light, composition, texture, balance, and colour. A puzzling image to grab the attention and trigger surprise and questions” BBC Wildlife Magazine
Santa Cruz, California (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Announcing that photographer Jeanine Lovett has been 'Commended' in the prestigious International BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition - Animals in their Environment category. The photograph has been chosen from more than 48,000 entires from 98 countries, and judged by a panel of industry recognized professionals. The contest is co-owned by London Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Jeanine has been invited and will attend the Awards Ceremony and dinner in London, England. The Photograph will be on exhibit at London’s Natural History Museum and International tour from October 19th to March 3rd, 2013.
The photograph was an Antarctica morning sailing by icebergs of all shapes and colors. A large iceberg that at one point had flipped over, revealed beautiful textures which had been carved by the ocean. “I saw a group of cape petrels flying nearby and pre-visualised them making a pattern over the abstract and sculptured ice. I ran across the ship to get closer, zooming with my lens and feet to get the picture - the beauty of the scene took my breath away.” The photograph gives the impression that the iceberg was right beside our ship, but the petrels with their 60-centimetre wingspan show the true scale of the berg - that of a 14-storey building.
Photography started becoming a big part of Jeanine's life at the age of 15 years, on taking a black and white, wet darkroom class. She later moved from B&W film to color slide film. The first time she used a digital camera was for work in 1999. In 2004 she transitioned to digital SLR before taking her first trip to Africa and never looked back. Growing up in San Diego she would often hike with her father and also visit the tide pools at low tide, and every summer they would go on camping trips. She loves being out in nature. She moved to San Francisco in 1989, later and moved to Santa Cruz in 2011.
“You can try to envision your photographs but with photographing nature you sometimes need to let that go and be in the moment. Be taken by the moments in front of you and let that become your photographs.” Her goal is to create photography that inspires a love of nature, landscapes, and wildlife; provides knowledge of the environment and animals via photographs and promotes a sense of adventure in the outdoors.”