Saturday , September 25 2021

The EPSON International Pano Awards: Australians praised for modules



The incredible photographs collected all over the world have crippled judges at the EPSON International Pano Awards.

A series of enthusiastic pictures from talented Aussie photographers drew the attention of the competition judges, who received almost 5000 entries from 74 countries.

The awards are celebrating photographic panoramas and this year, a stunning series was presented in the two main categories: Nature / Landscape and Built Environment / Architecture.

media_cameraThe painter Vitaly Golovatyuk was named this manipulation of the Hong Kong Inception photo. Image: Vitaly Golovatyuk / The EPSON Pano International Awards
media_cameraPerhaps among the most attractive swamps that have ever happened. American photographer David Thompson broke this in Swamps Southern, USA. Image: David Thompson / The EPSON International Panels Awards

Looking as if he had been occupied in a land long ago, Dylan Toh took his sixth place by hitting the rugged landscape around Lake Oberon in Tasmania.

Pointing to the amazing natural beauty of Australia, Toh describes the shot title Cradle of life as one of his "pride and joy" at Instagram.

media_cameraDylan Toh showed the Tuscan beauty in the photograph of Cradle of Life. Image: Dylan Toh / The awards of the EPSON International Panel

And we would not blame you for Tom Putt's bold picture was actually a canvas painting.

media_cameraPainting or photography? The image of Aussie Tom Putt who saw him be ranked second for the Carolyn Mitchum Prize. Picture: Tom Putt / The Pano International EPSON Awards

In fact, it was a scene conquered in Iceland. Compiled River of Fire, saw Putt claiming the Carolyn Mitchum Award, which rewards the photo that carries a "sentiment" and tells a story. And with the landscape seemingly in motion despite the steady image, it is easy to understand why it received such high praise.

media_cameraI like to be under the sea. Image: Daniel Eisele / The EPSON International Panel Awards

American friend Colin Sillerud proved that good things can happen after all seemingly go wrong.

His photo, Spark, showing nature with full power between the rocky setting of the Grand Canyon, saw him win the EPSON Digital Art Award. And while it took months to prepare, it had to face many obstacles.

"The age of the monsoons is my beloved, the air breathes with energy and uncertainty, the bloating can turn into a freezing catastrophe within minutes," said Sillerud.

Emergencies delayed his departure for two weeks and feared he had lost the season. When he eventually departed, if the predictions predict the blue sky.

"The only remaining moisture was a tear in my eye," he said.

Then Sillerud changed his destination, and while the sky was clear upon his arrival, conditions changed soon.

"By 1am, three storms surround me, each one breaks out a bolt every 5-10 seconds. I'd shoot automatically and after hours of ecstasy I collapsed like a toddler."

media_cameraColin Sillerud captured this amazing photo when the hope seemed to have been lost. Image: Colin Sillerud / The awards of the EPSON International Panel
media_cameraWho knew he could be so relaxed among the seagulls? Picture: Jason Denning / The EPSON International Panel Awards

Back home, Chandra Bong is placed on the top 50 in the amateur division with the photograph of an Australian ocean pool.

While swimmers may have a leisurely swim, just below the waves they put the rocky edges in striking contrast.

media_cameraThis photo of an Australian ocean swimming pool is placed in the top 50 of the amateur division. Picture: Chandra Bong / The International EPSON Pano Awards
media_cameraReleased in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA, Image: Vlado Baca / The Epson International Panel Awards

Aussie Ignacio Palacios ran to Finland to capture some incredibly frozen trees that seem to lean under the weight of their temporary frozen weight.

At Instagram, Palaus said the landscape was "absolutely amazing."

"I had never seen anything like that," writes Palaus in a caption.

"It was like being on another planet with minimal temperatures of -28 degrees Celsius."

media_cameraIgnacio Placios encountered freezing temperatures to capture this photo. Image: Ignacio Palacios / The EPSON Pano International Awards
media_cameraRetrieved in Redhead Beach, Lake Macquarie, NSW, this picture was titled "The Shark Tower". Picture: Paul Foley / The EPSON International Panels Awards

A representative of EPSON Australia said: "The great thing about photography is that the rewards and challenges are very personal, every photographer is on his own journey."

The details of the competition for the next year's competition have not yet been announced.

media_cameraThis stunning photo was run for the EPSON Digital Art Award. Image: Mads Peter Iversen / The EPSON Pano International Awards

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