– Theme: Landscape Photography / Competition Judge:Kai Hornung
Landscape photography is one of the oldest forms of photography. When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story and we wanted to discover and celebrate all the beauty and joy that nature can provide.
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1ST PRIZE: Kevin Krautgartner
“This image displays harmony so wonderfully. Land and water, flowing lines and textures, all like in an organic dance with each other. Everything combined with magnificent color harmony. This image transcends into a piece of abstract art – Congratulations on this wonderful image and a deserved grand prize.“ — Kai Hornung
2ND PRIZE: Brooke Holm
“I cannot take my eyes off this amazing image. The play of light and shadow together with the soft and organic tones are stunning. And the longer you look at this wonderful image the more you discover all different kinds of textures creating even more interest – Congratulations on this unique dune image and making the 2nd place in the contest.” — Kai Hornung
3RD PRIZE: Nicolò Taborra
“A truly breathtaking image, Taborra has captured, with great lucidity, the effulgent beauty of Italy’s Dolomites. Expertly framed, using a slightly raised viewpoint, the sweeping mountain vista is presented befittingly, whilst his masterful application of the ‘golden hour’ light, confers a painting-like quality that evokes the work of Albert Bierstadt, and his fellow 19th-century Luminists.” — The Independent Photographer Editors
Judge: Kai Hornung
Kai Hornung is a landscape and fine art photographer based in Hanover, Germany. He has won several international awards and his work has been frequently published in magazines such as National Geographic, GEO, Elements, and Condé Nast.
Making images that have the ability to “sing” is what he aims for. Be it the grand and dramatic, or the small and abstract moments in which he quiets the chaos that surrounds us. Kai Hornung also writes on landscape photography and regularly conducts photography workshops.