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Well, the first results of photography contests of this year are being unveiled, and the other day I was really happy to know that one of my images got a Gold Award at the 2011 Trierenberg Super Circuit in Austria. The image is “Ice Alive”, which already got a prize in Nature’s Best and was exposed at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, USA, a couple of years ago. Quite good news indeed, too bad we won’t be able to attend the Awards Gala taking place in September…since we might be (if everything goes well) shooting the autumn colours above the arctic circle…More to come about this!

Here there is some information about this contest, which you might find interesting for future submissions of your work!:

“The Trierenberg Super Circuit, formerly the Austrian Super Circuit, is by far the largest salon of photography in the world. It is based in Hasselblad, Austria, and in recent years it has attracted hundreds of thousands of pictures, including some from almost every country. It is the aim of the competition run annually by the salon to exhibit the finest work in different styles, techniques and genres. The Super Circuit attracts photographers of almost every background, both amateur and professional. It has established a reputation for very high standards and is therefore respected around the world. An international panel of judges selects the very best images in each category, and awards valuable and prestigious prizes. The website of the Trierenberg Super Circuit may be visited at http://www.supercircuit.at/   ”

Take care and great light to you all ;-)

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Hi there. We decided to spend finally some “real” holidays, one of those where you do nothing besides staying with your family, eating and going for a stroll at the end of the day…With these quite different specs needed for this kind of trip, we decided to rule out deserts, mountains and far away shores, and come to one of those places I would have never chosen for a photographic foray. A nice little house by the “slightly built” mediterranean shore, with a swimming pool and nice BQQ. However, I could not avoid taking a camera with me (ok, two cameras) and decided to squeeze some opportunities around, avoiding any kind of preconceptions and just forgetting about the “need” of getting some nice images.

I must confess that as a real lover of the sea, I normally think more of cliffs, rocky shores, wide tides and atlantic waves crashing under heavy skies as the perfect marine environment. This is why, even if Spanish blood runs through my veins, I normally feel quite un-attached to the Mediterranean shore, quite populated, with its endless sandy beaches and sunny skies (wonderful for a swim, by the way). However, and this is something I try to recall myself every time, the best place to photograph is that one where you happen to be, and so I decided to break my “preconceptions” and go during some free time to capture the spirit of this place in my images, by using the three elements this “featureless” coast is about: sand, water and light…

Here I showcase a couple of images I took the last couple of days when I went out with my camera for an hour. The first one, taken at sunset under the last light of the day, the other one taken yesterday morning when I finally felt I should listen to my alarm clock :) I will try to squeeze some more time to photograph these next days…meanwhile, I think I will go for a swim in that swimming pool!

Thanks for reading and great light to you all!

Note: Click on the images to see them bigger!

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