"Matukituki dusk" by VAL POHIO; Grade: Merit.
This is a delightful scene, well cropped to show us just what has been necessary for the scene. The flowing lines of the braided river running from lower right to the last of the light at the top of the frame. Nice balance of the lighting through the image. But, the patches of snow on the left, while they are there, do draw the eye quite severely as they are so bright against the rest of the scene. If these had been toned down, I am sure the whole image would be even more enjoyable.