To help you find inspiration, in this new edition of the Northern Lights Photographer of the Year we present the 25 best Aurora images captured around the world. I jumped on a plane to Scotland with various ideas in mind. Photographer Will Milner said: 'A lovely little scene, reminiscent of the fictional Mirkwood in J R R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series of novels. Walking up to my favourite tree, I set up my camera to capture the stark shape standing out against the white snow and the heavy sky. I decided late in the day to head to Glenfinnan, where I arrived just 20 minutes before sunset to a scene like something out of Narnia. He said: 'The viaduct is well known to Harry Potter fans, having been used by the Hogwarts Express in four of the popular films. We hope you enjoy the results of the 2020 awards. Geeky attention to weather forecasts paid off. The trees in the background look very nice, Looks like it's been splashed with blue paint, I love the tiny hints of sunlight that make it through. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Michigan county official who flashed rifle during Zoom meeting asked to resign, GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy says that 'everybody across this country has some responsibility' for Capitol riots. Very nice photo. It travels through deciduous woodland from the A35 in Upton to Corfe Mullen in Poole, Dorset. 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Historic Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything from the most famous national treasures to … i would get the hell out of there if i were him i hate tornadoes and that sure looks like tornado, Beautiful. The mist kept rolling in and eventually obliterated Kilchurn Castle [in Argyll and Bute in Scotland], but gave a lovely ethereal mood'. I always use dodging and burning to highlight the foreground or the main subject, to enhance the attraction of what I want to present in the photo. A hypnotic image by Peter North taken in Royston, Hertfordshire, that he entered in the Your View adult class. He said: 'The spotlight effects were turned on in Langdale in November 2017, one of my favorite areas in the Lake District. Since then, I have travelled within Europe extensively, trying to capture the beauty of nature and shaping my artistic vision," the German photographer explained. A falcon stirs things up and the flocks respond with flowing shapes. Then after this rough adjustment, I drag the photo into Adobe Photoshop to manage the details. I remember being at Wistmans Wood at the time, but the conditions weren't great so I decided to go and shoot Bellever, which can be a little easier to find compositions in light mist. He called it Dawn at Fox Covert and described the story behind the capture: 'Having got up early to drive to this scene, I was rewarded with fantastic and dramatic light as the rising sunlight filtered through the trees while being diffused by the mist'. More info: International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, www.internationallandscapephotographer.com Report. Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 -- first pictures released. Since my teenage days, I have been writing lyrics and songs and singing in rock bands. Hey Pandas, What Is Something Weird You Love About Your Significant Other? He said: 'During a stormy day at Birling Gap, I was fascinated by the dramatic view looking towards the Seven Sisters cliffs as they were lit by the sunlight peeking through the breaks in the clouds. The Classic View adult class runner-up, taken by Miguel Pilgrim at Seven Sisters Cliffs in East Sussex. We celebrate the world’s best bird photography, whilst supporting conservation efforts through imagery and financial support. How was this taken? 1st Prize – $3,000. Based in Sydney, Australia, the competition received over 3800 entries from professional artists hoping to win the prize. Could not downvote fast enough. Before then, I had only used my camera here and there to document family life and travels. Love the blue, it's perfect. Nikon Small World. • The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition is open to photographers aged 18 and over. The interplay between sunlight, foliage and mist stopped me in my tracks'. Also, vertical panoramas are one of my favourite techniques, as some perspectives cannot be captured with a single shot. The winners will be announced during a virtual awards ceremony that will stream from the Natural History Museum in London on October 13, 2020. ENTRIES CLOSED SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2020 "[It] is our main prize, acknowledging the additional skill and artistry required to produce a portfolio of landscape photographs," Peter Eastway, Chairman of Judges, told in a press release about the "Photographer of the year" award. On the previous days, both devoid of morning mists, the light had been harsh and unappealing, but the third day delivered stunning conditions with mist swirling through the trees. It's called Pillars Devon and was taken by Neil Burnell. The next day, the snow was gone'. He said: 'A bit of a chilly start to the day at -5C and a nice covering of frost. This also has the effect of making the hills look more imposing'. Let's keep in touch and we'll send more your way. Creating an account means you agree with Bored Panda's, We and our trusted partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalize content and ads, provide, social media features, and analyze our traffic. For once, I actually acted on this impulse and was rewarded by this scene where the diffused sun was rising, and the mist was simplifying the normally chaotic jumble of trees into shades of grey receding into the background. You get something different every time. ", In a statement for Bored Panda, Kelvin told that over the years, he has developed "a personal post-production workflow for colour control and atmosphere creation. A beautiful shot that was entered into the Classic View adult class category. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Voting is open until February 2. He said: 'Sunlight breaks through the mist in the early morning over the River Cherwell in Oxford. ", "For photo competitions, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year award has been my only focus for the past four years," Kelvin revealed. Enter the Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020 competition on Photocrowd, your new favourite photo community. Photographer Paul Bullen is behind this Your View adult class entry, which he called Kilchurn and the Tree. Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards are run by photographers for photographers. Deadline – 30 April 2020. Student Stephen Hughes is behind this beautiful shot, entered in the Classic View youth class category and called Oxford Sunrise. These challenges have improved my problemsolving skills and give me an opportunity to reach a place I never expected I could in my life. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes. The low shooting position allowed more emphasis to be placed on the wild garlic and pathway'. When looking at the winners of the past and the images that get a spot in the prestigious top 101 book, I am in awe. This conceptual image of two images taken moments apart sums up the uniqueness of the setting for me. Place the slide at the beginning of each story. From lush green forests to dramatic star-studded skies, the stunning winner shots of the 2020 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have finally been announced. 2nd Prize – $2,000. 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Now in its sixth year, The American Landscape Photo Contest is our premier annual competition, celebrating the beauty of our country’s wild places. Then again, there is another side of me that is curious to see how my images are perceived by the greatest in the world. A Classic View adult class entry called Herringfleet Frosty Sunrise that takes the breath away. Win the title of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020 and over £10,000 of prizes courtesy of Sigma and Amateur Photographer magazine. It is an area that I have visited with my camera many times before, but none as ethereal as this morning was'. 4th year in Vilnius Gediminas Technical University as a graphic designer. The splendor of Britain's landscapes have been captured in breathtaking fashion for the 13th time - by the shortlisted and winning entries to the 13th Landscape Photographer of the Year competition I was lucky enough to get a short break in the snowstorm, leaving some soft light illuminating the mountain beyond, while the storm passed away to the right'. The photographer behind it, David Andrews, said: 'I took this image of Herringfleet Mill in Suffolk a couple of years ago. I like the contrast this created against the incredibly dark skies behind. Bored Panda works best if you switch to our Android app. The winner will be on display in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum through July 4, 2021. • Individuals employed by Africa Geographic may not enter. He said: 'This was one of those mornings when you look out of your bedroom window, see the morning mist rising and try and convince yourself that you should quickly get showered, dressed, and take your camera to the local woods. Images of the Milky Way, California nebula and Andromeda galaxy are among the winners of the Insight Investment astronomy photographer of the year … It also reminds me of the plume of smoke from the fire that reduced the West Pier to its skeletal state'. We're asking people to rethink comments that seem similar to others that have been reported or downvoted, By using our services you agree to our use of cookies to improve your visit. These look like cartoony paintings. ", "For a person like me, who grew up in a city (Hong Kong), this walk opened a whole new world to me," Kelvin continued. The fog was very thick south of the harbor. I took this shot during golden hour one morning in January 2020. An eye-catching Urban Life adult class entry that shows MSC Preziosa passing Lerwick's historic Lodberries on a misty morning. "As our annual award grows with over 3800 entries this year, so does the range and diversity of subjects, locations and styles. Please provide your email address and we will send your password shortly. About Nature Photographer of the Year Contest 2021 Nature Photographer of the Year is a Nature Photography contest that celebrates the artistry of nature photography. On an early morning stroll before lectures, mist had been forecast so I headed to the river and waited for the sun to come up and bring the scene to life'. This amazing picture, an entry in the Your View adult class category and called West Pier Starlings, was taken in Brighton by Adrian Mills. That looks really, really good. Within the last four years, landscape photography has become my main creative outlet. Help decide which of these images should win The People's Choice Award. 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