The Champion Print entry, Trees in the Winter Snow, created
by Kathy Pantling of the Nelson Camera Club, was described
by the judges as exquisite. The three high key images of this superbly printed entry complimented each other and there was no distracting detail in either the prints or the presentation.
Trees In The Winter Snow
Taken in Iceland, I’d been detoured from my planned route due to some snow storms, and had to stay in an unscheduled spot at Hverageroi in the south.
The snow was relentless and closed many of the roads. In the morning I awoke to see an amazing blanket of white. At the rear of the hotel was this beautiful sight of crisp, clean snow with just a few trees fading back into the distance.
There was no time to set up a tripod and the picture had to be captured before it started to snow again.
The image was created with a Canon 7D Mk11, 17-40mm lens, set at f16 at 1/13sec and printed on a Canon Pixma Pro 100 using Canon Rag paper.
– Kathy Pantling
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