The Backwash, Port Macquarie NSW: "in a word - perfect, in two words - just superb, in three words - a delightful study, in more words - excellent use of light to draw out nuance and evoke the seduction and power of the ocean, the image is a bewitching mix of the playful, the menace and the magic of the ocean and the clash of current, rock and blanket of the sky. no wasted space here, no superfluous information, a well crafted image demonstrating high levels of technical skill and a deep understanding of the subject. it is a document in fundamental terms but one that has by its profound use of the photograph craft and convention become expressive and dynamic and talks to us. very impressive." Judge: Des Crawley.