Rosanna Castrini (Winner in „The Beauty of Plants”) about her photo:
„A corner of sublime ‚prairie’ in my garden, inspired by contemporary horticultural theories and the practice of ‚prairie-planting’ gardens. At the beginning of 2013 I decided to redmake a narrow flowerbed next to the house, sowing the plants required. I like informal, flowing effects and I chose fast-growing plants: Ammi majus, Hordeum jubatum, and Echinacea purpurea ‚Magnus’. Then I documented with photography the evolution of this flowerbed. I was inspired by the soft flow of energy offered by Hordeum jubatum.”
Judge about photo:
„We all love single plant portraits – but it is much more difficult to make a successful picture of many plants together in association. To me, this picture is as close to perfection as you can get.
I love the contrasting shapes and textures of the three types of flower. All the plants are in perfect condition. The photographer has recognised a very skilful piece of planting and has made a straightforward rendering of it, in lovely light and with no tricks.”