Contest Winner: Pawel Zygmunt
Photo Title: Water Movement
Photo Description: “There was a real miracle happening there. The sky went to full drama and the water movement was just gorgeous. I shot in this place before and I had been using a wide angle lens. Wind angle lens comes naturally to your head as there is so many things you would like to include in the frame. However the farthest rocks look very small when shooting with 16mm. I had a bit of time to experiment so I decided to use 24-70mm at 29mm. There was not much space as there is another big rock behind the place I was standing. I had to lay against it and had my tripod almost laying against it too. Then I only had to wait for nice swell to get what I wanted. I have to say these were the best conditions I have ever had on the Copper Coast and I have visited this area 10 times within 1.5 years.”
Editor’s Note: There were so many amazing images in the Water World contest it made selecting the winner and honorable mentions a real pleasure! Pawel’s winning shot from the Copper coast immediately caught our attention. With a stellar combination of water movement, dramatic sea stacks and gorgeous soft light this image is dynamic and polished. We are particularly fond of the long exposure used. The water has a smooth effect, yet retains detail. The longer focal length used here adds a slight compression of features, and makes the sea stacks more imposing in the scene. Top notch work, Pawel!
Prize: Pawel won $25 for his winning image!