Vietnamese lenswoman wins $15,000 prize in global competition with water lily picture

Khanh Phan’s overhead shot of women in conical hats harvesting water lilies in the Mekong Delta has won the Grand Reward worth US$ 15,000 in the SkyPixel picture competition.
Taken in Moc Hoa Area in Long A District last October, the picture shows 2 females pitching in a fish pond and selecting white and also green water lilies.

“They have worked as pickers for several years, having actually found out the craft from their mothers and grandmothers,” Khanh claimed.

The photo came in for high praise from the competition judges.

“A near-perfect color pattern with lovely waves of flowers moving across the framework, this attractive image is so well composed as well as stabilized, and brings a feeling of elegance and also calmness,” Anne Farrar, among them, stated.

Water lilies, which bloom throughout the rainy period, are made use of for design and also to make tea. Their stalks can be consumed raw with fermented paste or braised sauce or cooked in sour soups and also hotpots.

They fetch regional individuals an added earnings, specifically during the flooding period which peaks annually in October.

Organized by SkyPixel, one of the world’s most popular aerial digital photography communities, and also technology company DJI, this year’s contest received over 65,000 entries.