TOP SHOT: Charleville local Gidyea Adcock’s photograph “Penning Up”, featuring Mika Tela, has been selected to appear in the 2014 Elders calendar.
TOP SHOT: Charleville local Gidyea Adcock’s photograph “Penning Up”, featuring Mika Tela, has been selected to appear in the 2014 Elders calendar. Contributed

Gidyea's photo makes Elders calendar

CHARLEVILLE local Gidyea Adcock has snapped her way into the 2014 Elders calendar with her winning photograph "Penning Up".

The outstanding shot depicts a farmer penning up sheep for lamb marking.

Gidyea was ecstatic to be chosen, outclassing more than 465 other entrants to capture the attention of judges in the annual Elders photo competition.

Now in its second year, the competition attracted more than 1000 entries from amateur photographers across Australia.

Gidyea, who lives on a cattle and sheep property just outside of Charleville, said it was a chance capture.

"We were over in the yards lamb marking and I was with my husband and sons and their friend Mika Tela," Gidyea said.

"I looked out and saw him in all the dust with the sun and took two photos," Gidyea said.

"I never thought for one minute I'd be selected though."

Thirteen photos depicting rural life were selected for the calendar, with images ranging from a farmer and his dog, to crop dusting at sunset.

"I was so excited when I got the email to be selected.

"My husband thought I'd won the Gold Lotto," Gidyea said.

The calendar will be available in all Elders branches from (early December).

Winning photographs can be viewed on the Elders website at http://www.elders.com.au/ photocomp.