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Himalayan Refuge

Description: Self portrait of my tent at Camp 1 (5700m) on the South West Ridge of Ama Dablam (6812m). Khumbu Region, Nepal.

Judge’s Comments: This image caught the judges attention fairly quickly – it’s a striking images even before diving into the details. The complementary colour contrast between the blue of dawn/dusk and the orange tent is superb. The exposure is expertly matched for both the ambient and artificial light and a natural composition leads the viewer’s eye from the huge mountains into the micro-world of the tent interior. Great to see a touch of foreground which really  adds depth to the image. The judges noted it had a very ‘commercial’ aspect to it – ie, it could easily be seen in print advertising for a big outdoor brand, or a double page spread in a magazine. It’s worthy winner of the category and the grand prize for this years competition. (Dean Mackenzie & Simon Williamson)

Prize Details: GoPro Hero5 Black Edition & Craig Potton New Zealand by Craig Potton – Thanks to Black Diamond NZ & Southern Approach & Potton and Burton

Trophy: John Harrison Memorial Trophy

Posted: 31/08/17

Posted By: Lachlan Gardiner