Amateur contemplates win

More than 50 years of amateur photography resulted in a win for Dunedin man Keith McMillan (74).

Mr McMillan has been named the overall winner in the Dunedin Chinese Garden photo competition for his scene of the garden titled Contemplate.

Mr McMillan said he did not normally enter photographic competitions, but often visited the garden to take photos because it changed from day to day, depending on the light.

He took the image on a 4 megapixel, Olympus digital SLR camera.

Garden manager Margo Winchester said the image was one of 56 entries, judged by photographers Mike Thorsen, Wynston Cooper and William Cockerill, from the project management company that built the garden.

The competition was so popular it would become an annual fixture, she said.

Photo by Gregor Richardson.