Black-And-White Photo Competition 2 2015
Winning Photo

Judges Comment

It takes a while, but then you begin to see the layer on layer on layer in this photograph. We feel we never really get finished looking at it.

Photographers Comment

I feel very much honored – many thanks to the jury. The image was taken in Frankfurt, very close to the new European Central Bank at the Main river. It was mid January and the first day with sun and blue sky crossed by condense stripes of planes - people were longing for the first sunshine. My husband and me were sitting inside the coffee restaurant while waiting for a coffee and saw the empty balcony where people usually sit in summertime outside – but it was still much too cold. I took the picture seeing people sitting inside, but pretending sitting outside due to the mirror glass. The picture was taken with my Leica M9 and Elmar 24mm/f 3,8, processed with LR 5 and SE. My name is Sam Soon Hanke, based in Frankfurt.