Contest Theme: Nature
Prize: One roll of film processed and three free 5x7 prints
From the Artist: "This photo was taken during a trip to Croatia from the island of Vis, where I one day gained the motivation to wander around. On that walk I stumbled upon this scene. Here the warm Mediterranean sun shines down on a grove of lemon trees, contained within a brick border. The wall's character indicates it must have been hand-built, but it's unclear when. Terracotta rooftops line the background, the rigidity and order of their build contrasting to the unwieldiness of the lemon trees. Built and rebuilt over time, these works of man and works of nature intertwine."
What We Liked: Taken on a clear-skied day, in this photo we see nature and the manmade world blending together. The light brick wall, built at some point, comes across as carefree, heightened by the sporadic but dense fruit-bearing foliage behind it. The mission-style roof, with its clay shingles in the background, heightens the sense that this is somewhere with history. Built and rebuilt over time, nature and man’s works have grown together.