'The Girl in the Gulf', the winning picture. Inset: Photographer Kelly Beckta.


The 'Girl in the Gulf ' has been adjudged winner of the Gulf Times Instagram contest No II. The young girl's searching look that seems to go well beyond the dimensions of the frame might have made the picture an instant hit.
Taken by Canadian expat Kelly Beckta, 45, who is a Director of Nursing in Doha, the picture stands apart for its perfect harmony.
It was two and a half years ago that Kelly moved to Doha, almost the same time she got her first DSLR camera. An aspiring travel photographer, it is her first win in any photography contest and she says she is still teaching herself how to use the DSLR.

Contest III

The third competition in the series starts today.
Send in your photos shot in Qatar to [email protected]. Shortlisted entries will be posted on the Gulf Times Instagram account, with the name of the photographer mentioned and with the hash tag #gulftimescontest.
The picture that gets the maximum number of likes and comments during the next seven days will be declared the winner.
A like will get the picture one mark and a comment will fetch 2 marks.
The winning picture will be published in the Gulf Times print edition as well as on the web edition of Gulf Times, along with a short bio of the photographer.
A winner will be announced every fortnight. So shutterbugs shoot and send now!

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