1st Place winner
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
DESCRIPTIONA scene like from the movie "The Perfect Storm" served as the backdrop for one of my absolute favorite photos from this year's Northern Lights trip. The wild sea with hurricane-like and very cold winds, the whipping snow and the northern lights shimmering through for a short time represented a combination of situations that you will probably only experience very rarely.
AUTHORI’am based in Cologne / Germany and my journey into photography actually started way before I picked up a camera. I was actually always into art and drawing and that’s pretty much what I was focused on throughout school.
As a photographer I love the challenge of trying to include just enough subjects into the frame to plant a seed of a story and then make the viewer to imagine the rest. I want my viewers to feel like they are right in the middle of the scene. My goal is to translate the excitement I felt at that time into a truly compelling image.