The photos are selected from images taken in 57 countries (during 2015-16), the best ones of the contest highlight beauties of the night sky and its battle with light pollution.
Althogh Hungarian contestant Bence Máté didn’t win the competition but his picture has nevertheless been The 2016 Earth and Sky Photo Contest winners. A stunning collection of nightscape photos (night sky above landscape) are selected as the winners and honorable mention photos of the 7th International Earth & Sky Photo Contest. The contest was open to anyone of any age, anywhere in the world; to both professional and amateur/hobby photographers.
The World At Night (TWAN) is a program to create and exhibit a collection of stunning landscape astrophotographs and time-lapse videos of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites against a nighttime backdrop of stars, planets and celestial events. TWAN is a bridge between art, humanity, and science. The eternally peaceful sky looks the same above all the landmarks and symbols of different nations and regions, attesting to the truly unified nature of Earth as a planet rather than an amalgam of human-designated territories.
The first prize in Against the Lights category (and the overall contest winner) goes to Alex Conu, who lives in Norway and is originally from Romania, for his image “Northern Lights above Lofoten” taken from a mountaintop in Lofoten Islands, Norway.
The first prize in Beauty of the Night Sky category goes to Stephanie Ye from China.
The highlighted photo of the Hungarian photographer was taken in Africa about African Buffalos. Bence Máté said he used a Sigma 15mm objectiv on a Nikon D800 full-frame digital single-lens reflex camera. He changed the sharpness during the exposition this way the eyes of the buffalos and the stars are clear too.
Check out this video about the collection of the best pictures:
via: szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu; twanight.org; ng.hu