|Competition Winner : First Prize|
This is a beautiful, warm image, perfectly taken and processed. The photographer has mastered his landscape techniques, and artistic talent, to create this amazing photograph with very little subject matter. A worthy winner for this competition.
It takes experience to visualise an image like this and great competence to make it come true. The composition is strong, the three horizontal thirds combine with the long exposure to bring an extra, abstract dimension to the sea and sky, and a powerful contrast with the foreground’s hard rocks. I have the impression I am being sucked into the horizon. Stunning.
Exposure is perfect and the entire tonal range has been sensitively captured and respected, bringing beautiful saturation and soft contrast to this intriguing scene. Congratulations, fantastic work!