We have a first, ladies and gentlemen! The first time a person has won WallpaperWednesdayContest twice! I didn’t think it would happen, and I have to admit I still have so many images building up that are worthy of winning, and may still do so in the future, but as soon as I laid my eyes on this it was an instant hit.
Before that I should give a shout out to those who are new to the weekly competition. People like Jens Sudip Nandi who submitted a very interesting picture taken out the window of a moving train. Alfonso Aguirre‘s panoramic of Mount Teide is also worth a mention, and could still be a winner in the coming weeks. I like that people are catching on to the idea of this contest, that submissions are clearly thought out as potential wallpaper for the computer, smartphone, ipad… whatever.
This week I’ve gone for a photographer that wouldn’t be out of place in the weekly hashtag theme, #repetitivetuesdays, curated by Frank Schillinger and Ping Doherty. Pete Watson‘s Campanula ground covering plant is a great study in repetition, but look closely at the detail and of course each leaflet of this wonderful plant is unique. I like the fact Pete got up early enough to catch the morning frost that runs across the middle of the picture too, breaking up the pattern somewhat. And how about that single yellow leaf on its own?
This is proof that you can pull off great pictures with a kit lens, taken with a Nikon D3000 and the 18-55mm lens.
If you don’t remember Pete and his extremely busy life he leads as a foster carer and parent, go check out his previous winning image here. Sadly Pete has had to drop archery from his list of persuits since his last win due to his very busy schedule. Fortunately for us he’s kept the photography up!
Here’s his winning image. Click on it to view in a Lightbox, and if you want to download a correctly-sized wallpaper, take a look underneath.
Dual monitor: 3840×1200
Galaxy S: 960×800