Landscape Photo Competition 2016 No 6 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $826.00
  • Judges Comment
  • Congratulations for this wonderful, backlit snow scene. The chaos of the falling snow beautifully realised with clever close focus, the contrasting calm of the night scene made absolute by the bokeh. You have taken a beautiful shot full of real atmosphere but also lovely tones and shapes. Well done you win this round!
  • Photographers Comment
  • The photo was taken near Cedar Hill in New York's Central Park. A few well-bundled children were playing happily on their sleds while their parents yearned to go home. The snow was falling hard, three inches an hour, driven by a very strong wind. I was glad to have an image stabilized, weather resistant camera. Olympus OM-D E-EM5 Mark II with a Leica DG Summilux 25/1.4. Handheld at 1/15 sec wide open. Post-processed in Lightroom 6.7. Many thanks for this honor among so many fine photographs.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Here is a lovely pastel minimal photograph. I am not sure whether you moved the camera left to right or whether the sky and sea have moved during a long exposure… In any case the result is pleasing and intriguing and your photo would be lovely hanging on the wall.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks so much for the recognition. It is great to be alongside these awesome pics. I made this picture on the South Coast of New South Wales on the east coast of Australia near a place called Stanwell Tops. I love the way the high cliff tops look out 'over' the horizon. I used a Sony A7r with a Canon 20mm f2.8 lens. With a 9 stop ND the exposure was 201 seconds at f11. I added a little extra blur to the ocean in Photoshop to help balance the moving clouds.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Talk about minimal… But achieving an image like this takes a talented eye and not just the eye. This is so beautifully empty and entrancing. This photo has an almost agoraphobic effect, it is appeasing but makes me anxious at the same time. What a shot!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for the mark of excellence and for the comment. This photo was taken this winter in the south of France. The trees you can see are along the canal du midi. It was a foggy day. The camera used for this picture is a Canon 5d2 and a 24mm lens. The photo was developed with DxO and convert to BW with Siver efex.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Well what an amazing tree arrangement, and you have gone and photographed it very neatly indeed, the colours slowly seeping through. Your composition adds to the arrangement, accentuating those repetitive though slightly different shapes. You chose your day well too.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Stunning low-light night shot, the long exposure adding to the minimal setting and making so much of so little light. Well done.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for the Mark of Excellence! My name is Andre Valente, and I am an amateur, self-taught photographer based in London, UK. I'm interested in landscape, cityscapes and street photography. This shot was taken at the Round Pound, in Kensington Gardens, London, UK with a Canon 6D, 16-35mm f/4L and lee filters as storm Katie approached the city close to sunset. Processed in Lightroom to enhance the moody environment.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is beautiful. Clever focus makes the detail pop and creates an original image. Well done too for the perfectly warm exposure, lovely.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for your remarks! My name is Nathan Farber, this shot was taken at the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. During the summer time this is the first viewable location of the sunrise on the east coast of the US. I took this shot with a canon 60d and a canon 15-85mm lens. I did minimal editing in order to lighten the foreground in order to make it pop.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • I love the shapes here, the hard lines of the wing, the soft of the window through the clouds. Well spotted shot and nicely composed. Shame to disturb all that sensitive composition with your signature.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A hard contrasted image with plenty depth and a nice splash of colour. Once again the “bad” weather makes this special.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Nice misty woods, lovely damp atmosphere and a soft image to admire. Beautiful.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Splendid autumn colors, atmosphere and composition but mind that saturation button.