UK-based photographer Marianne Majerus is this yearâ€™s top winner in the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) photo competition. She wins the honors plus Â£5,000, about $7,720 US, in cash.
Her entry, Layered Landscape: A Moment Captured, is a captivating shot of a private garden in Luxembourg as sunlight streams through the trees to actaea, sedums and grasses, and the layering of the mist over the fields in the distance.
“This is a magical moment in the garden, perfectly seen and brilliantly captured,â€ the judges said. â€œFrom one corner of the frame a fan of sunlight slants down through the early-morning mist. The spiky flowerheads make another diagonal leading off into the opposite corner. The sharp foliage in the foreground makes a contrast with the hazy trees behind. Altogether a delicious picture.”
Photo: Marianne Majerus