Landscape Photo Competition 2017 No 2 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $804.00
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a lovely photograph and so pleasant to look at. You really have captured a scene that sums up his competition of nature at its best. The atmosphere is well portrayed, damp and dark and beautiful. Your shutter speed keeps a real texture on the moving water and creates those important lead lines, it is a clever composition, the leaves anchoring my eye which later wanders upstream. It is a lovely and sensitive shot and the deserving winner of this round. Congratulations!
  • Photographers Comment
  • First of all , I want to say thanks to all the staff of I-SHOT IT and th3 judge who chose my photo as winner ! It's a very very pleasure for me and a big honor . Thanks again ! This photo was taken in France , in a hidden river near Italian's border . Not much people know it , and fortunately my dear friend Enrico Fossati know , and bring me there ! It was autumn , and we found the perfect conditions to represent this season ... fog, leaves and huge water . Our happyness was so high while we watching the fog come down the waterfall , and without lose the special moment, i went in the middle of the river ( with fishing boots) to take all of that amazing location
  • www.gianlucapodesta.smugsmug.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Well here is an intriguing photograph. I have come back to look at this over and over again. I love the minimal scene and the monochrome, i am fascinated by the grasses, the space, the sea and of course the perfectly placed distant people who bring this image so much life. This is a remarkable picture. Well done.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you. I shot it when I was ice skating on Lake Neusiedl (Austria). It´s beautiful there!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It takes a sharp eye to find a view like this one, the folds of the land drawing the shapes, the cattle paths making a contrasting texture for the tufts of grass. Well done for this instant favourite.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Name: Isidro Vieira Location: São Miguel Island Camera Model: Canon EOS 60D - Azores - Portugal Post processing: Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The time of day is always so important and here you have got that just right. The sun stretches the shadows making the dunes stand high, outlining their curves. The high angle (is this a drone shot?) separates the dunes from each other giving them their space and leading us far off into the distance. Beautiful.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for the "mark of excellence". My name is Jan Rudinsky and I am a hobby landscape and travel photographer from Switzerland. This pictures was made in the White Desert from a hill overlooking the sand dunes (no drone shot). Standard processing was done using Lightroom and some smaller adjustments using NIK filters.
  • janrudinsky.photography
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Your composition is wonderful and the sea seems to be moving and alive. The light is low and soft and beautifully warm, the rocks pointed and hard. This almost made the top spot but there is something just too soft about the detail…
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for the Mark Of Excellence. I feel honored receiving this badge. My name is Kai Hornung. I am a landscape photographer from Hanover, Germany. In May I travelled to Portugal to get to some of the spots I always wanted to photograph. Praia da Ursa was just as amazing as I hoped it would be. I took many, many images that day. This one here being one of 'calmer' ones. In post processing I tried to feature the light and mood and have it as close as possible to the way I experienced it. This included for example adding contrast in parts where the spray and mist made the entire place make soft. And again having some of the softness in the scene. As always I shot with my mirrorless Sony a6000. Here I used a 12mm Samyang.
  • https://www.facebook.com/kaihornungphotography
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • I love the abstract shapes and textures and the parallel dividing lines. You are close to having a winning shot. Minimal views like this are indeed so difficult to succeed. Your idea and vision are superb, you have created an image without a solid subject, have played with shape and movement, taking your photography into an original art form. And although this photograph’s strength might come from the colours and tones their saturation has somewhat subtracted from that.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Since 2013, I work on the fields of color originate in sea and sky and horizon line, imbued with the emotion of raw beautiful nature. I shot the photo in Sicily, during a late spring sunset. Canon Eos 5Ds + EF 85mm f/1.8.
  • www.simonabonanno.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Here is a technically very clever and well mastered panoramic shot of the Milky Way. The snowy landscape counters the stars beautifully, the lakes catching the heavenly light. It is such a vast view with so much to look at but a little chaotic perhaps for my gaze to settle peacefully.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What an amazing setting and sunset, it certainly is an eye-catching image and holds all the ingredients for a winning shot, the landscape is superb. I feel it could be better though with some more space below the foreground where the crop is a little tight. Great effort and definitely a location to return to.
  • Photographers Comment
  • At the heart of the valley of Dévoluy in the French Alps, i decided to camp in down of the rocks for capturing the magic lights of the sunset. I chose this place because i like the perspective of this mountain she's looks like a cathedral and at the sunset the lights at this location are amazing.The sky became this incredible colour, a very wonderfull moment for a landscape photographer. For the composition, realizing a panorama for me was kind of obvious . Nikon D610 lens:Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 DI VC USD Filter: Cokin Z-pro series G2 soft ND8 Tripod: PrimaPhoto Focal Lenght : 24mm Shutter Speed : 1/6s Aperture : f16 ISO: 100 Blending of 3 pics
  • arzurmichaelphotographie.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Dying tree in a forlorn place… It is a good crop which adds to the composition and nicely delivered foggy atmosphere. Well done.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for appreciating my picture. My name is Etienne Edberg and I live in southern Sweden. The photo is from the highlands of western Madeira. Looks like a wasteland, but actually it is an open space in area dominated by laurel forest and wooded pasture. A slightly different angle would show more trees and some cattle. As often is the case in the mountains of Madeira bright sunshine frequently alternates with drifting mists, which makes for interesting photography. I used a Leica V-LUX. Hardly any post processing except some cropping and slight adjustment of contrast.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Clever frame through the branches and you have put the mist to good use, isolating the trees from each other. I am less sure about the colour balance.