Landscape Photo Competition 2021 No 2 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $598.00
  • Judges Comment
  • Only in our imagination we can imagine, how breathtaking it would be, being up high, and part of this beautiful balloon travel. Focusing on the shadow of this air balloon, being surrounded by lush greens, a hilly horizon, more green, and cows. This photo is thoughtfully framed, and what wonderful photograph it makes. Congratulations from the I-Shot-It team to the winner of this Landscape Photo Competition!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you! This shot was taken in Pennsylvania over Amish country. It was early morning, my first balloon ride. It was an amazing site to see. I took this photo with my smartphone, an iPhone 6s and I did no post processing. Thank you again!!! Elaine B
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • From the graduation of different tones of yellow, slowly drifting into a colour palette of dark greens. Very clever, how the photographer of this photograph presents their creation in this way.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The human eye can barely make out what we can see here, in this beautiful capture. And how longer we look at it, how much more we are drawn into the depth of this image.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Seeing darkness and mystery in this photo, with deep velvety colours of the night approaching. This makes us relaxed and our imagination traveling far into the unknown.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks so much! This photograph was taken in early June 2021 at Buckmaster Pond in Westwood, MA. Camera was a Canon 5d Mark III. Lens was a Canon EF16-35 and I believe I had a ND6 circular grad on it. F/stop was f/5. ISO was 1600 and shutter speed was 1/1600. I used a saturation enhancement filter app to enrich the color, although the original untreated image was also a great capture in it's original form. The ducks left before I could thank them. Their contribution was much appreciated.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Colours, composition, subject and chosen format - it all comes together nicely in this photograph. A great capture this is!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A scene, which could be from a fairy tale, being framed by enormous palm trees. A human walking into the light, in the midst of the forest. Showing this photo in black and white goes well and makes the observer more focused without the distraction of colour.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The building that might be a mill looks so integrated with nature, that only at second glance it made itself visible to the judges. Nature at its best, a beautiful capture indeed.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Beautifully composed it this colour photo, which, because of snow and winter, looks almost like a black and white image. All those lines going to the distanced tree give it a great appearance.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a fascinating shot, could it be an avalanche? Having a bird flying through this makes this photograph even more intriguing. How was this photo taken, maybe from a helicopter?
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A great use for a wide angle lens, showing us such a big picture of a most magical sky. The ratio of mountain and sky is well balanced.