The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Inverness photographer Dr Kenny Muir, has been crowned winner of this year’s prestigious Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition.

Kenny Muir
Overall Winner – Seilbost Gneiss
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Bill Ward
Seascape Winner – Incoming Storm, Luskentyre
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David Queenan
Golden Pines
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Tony Higginson
4 Seasons Winner Autumn – Copper Beech sunset
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Andrew MacDougall
Weather Winner – Cuillin Haze
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The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year
more at slpoty

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Your Flying World

Top 25 Plane Photos From Plane & Pilot’s Your Flying World Contest
The number and quality of the submissions to our inaugural photo contest blew us away. We think you’ll see why.
The joy part of judging this contest is plain, and I’m confident that no words are needed to convince you of that…

FIRST PLACE: Jon Hicks, “Fiery Sunrise Over Texas
Our Grand Prize winner was a unanimous pick to be among the top three, the only photograph in the contest so recognized. In it, Jon Hicks captured a Texas sunrise that not only dominates the sky but also lights up the top cowling of his Aviat Husky (as though the machine itself has become an integral part of the landscape, which pilots know is often closer to the truth than not). The shot defies some of the most frequent admonitions in photography to offset elements and use the Rule of Thirds. This sunset is in your face and dominating the scene. Just as it is in real life. (Okay, let’s go flying now, right?) Congratulations, Jon!
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SECOND PLACE: Kent Wein, “Chasing Cristo”
Kent Wein’s “Seeking Christo” took Second Place honors. Its construction of elements complement each other compositionally and thematically, with Christ The Redeemer, the 100-foot-tall soapstone masterpiece by designer/sculptor Paul Landowski, opening his arms to all. As it approaches the giant figure, the wing of the paraglider reflects that pose, its pilot doubtless experiencing the kind of sublime experience the artist had in mind. Guest judge Jim Koepnick was impressed by the scope of the photo (not an easy thing to do with aircraft) and the counterpoint of the statue.
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THIRD PLACE: James Popovic, “Katama Airfield”
The Third Place photograph, by James Popovic, is entitled “Katama Airfield,” the airport where it was shot on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The photograph, like Katama itself, with its grass strip and resort-style atmosphere, is one that evokes a bygone time. Many of the top images in our contest were done spur of the moment (a good reminder to have a camera ready); Popovic’s shot was carefully set up to capture a Norman Rockwell vibe, with Stearman and barn dog! Don’t fail to notice the biplane taking the skies behind the far hangar! It’s amazing everywhere you look. Judge Steve Zimmerman said that the image was, “Wonderfully evocative of an earlier age. The panoramic framing works well; muted light from the overcast sky renders the scene in subtle shades of gray; and we can only tip our hats to the photographer’s artful intent and execution…and their split-second timing.”
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Joseph Poff’s “Welcome To Seattle”
Joseph Poff caught this plane cresting Mt. Rainier and an impressive lenticular cloud on its way into Seattle, Washington. Poff, a pilot, CPA and musician, got the short from his backyard deck using a Nikon D3400 with a 70-300 mm zoom lens.
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Maciej Hatta’s “Final Moon”
For photographer Maciej Hatta, getting this shot was way more science project than snapshot. Using a planetary guide app, he figured out just when the Hunter Moon would intersect with the departure path from Westchester County Airport and nailed the shot using a Sony A7iii.

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Your Flying World Contest
By Plane & Pilot, Introduction by Isabel Goyer

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ePz Member Angi_Wallace Wins NPS ‘Photographer Of The Year’

Angi photographs a wide range of subjects but is probably best known on-site for her reptile and insect close-ups as well as creative portraits. Here, she tells us how photography became her silver lining whilst living with M.E.

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ePz Member Angi_Wallace Wins NPS ‘Photographer Of The Year’
more details at ePhotozine

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My Winter Wonderland

For this photo contest we invited you to share your best shots showing the wonders of winter…

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Bubbles” by FarhatM
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Congratulations People’s Choice “Just Chill ” by brandonborn
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Congratulations Runner Up “Some cool scenery from Iceland ” by hjorturlevi
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Congratulations Runner Up “Algonquin Park in Winter ” by Paul_Joslin
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Congratulations Honorary Mention “Mer de Glace ” by ollybowman
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Congratulations Honorary Mention “Bird’s eye view ” by zlimmen
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My Winter Wonderland Photo Contest Winners
more at viewbug

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Jumping

In this contest your photo must include either a human and/or animal jumping. Animals and humans may jump for many reasons, such as because they are happy, when they play sports or because they are cold. Entries can be in colour or black and white.

Summer hiking
by Ben Hollis
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Coyote Pounce
by Joel B
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Giant leap
by Fary Afshar
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Flying High
by Doug Richardson
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High Flying Splits
by Ross Bloom
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Jumping
more at photocrowd

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The American Landscape

We received more than 1,700 submissions to our 2019 The American Landscape Photography Contest. The following slideshow displays our 25 finalist images, as well as the three winning shots!

The Stars Above
by Ryan Lips
Nikon D-810, Nikkor 16-35mm at 23mm, Acratech ballhead, Feisol tripod. Exposure: 22 sec., ƒ/4, ISO 1600
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Lake Moultrie Sunset
by Robert Golub
Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm F/ 4.0 lens at 105mm, Gitzo traveler tripod. Exposure: 0.6 sec., ƒ/22, ISO 64
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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park
by Jeffrey Lapid
Nikon D850, 24-70mm lens at 70mm. Exposure: ƒ/2.8. ISO 1000
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Death Valley At Dawn
by Charles Sleicher
Canon SLR, Canon 50mm f2 lens, Fuji Velvia ISO 50 film, tripod
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Cook Meadow Moonlight
by Abe Blair
Nikon D850, Zeiss Milvus 18mm 2.8 lens, Benro Adventure tripod and matching head, Lee 2-stop soft edge grad. Exposure: 30 sec., ƒ/13, ISO 800
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The American Landscape
more at outdoor photographer

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Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.

The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (for a body of work), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year-olds).

Always free to enter, there is a competition and a category for everyone – from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sport, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture and more.

Esteban Montero, National Award, Winner, Ecuador, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Adam Stevenson, National Award, Winner, Australia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Сергей Савенко, National Award, Winner, Russian Federation, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Abbas Alkhamis, National Award, Winner, Saudi Arabia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Tran Tuan, National Award, Winner, Viet Nam, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

more at world photo

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