Abstract otherworldly landscapes win the 2022 Epson International Awards

Abstract otherworldly landscapes win the 2022 Epson International Awards

The International Epson Awards have announced the winners of their competition for 2022. Like the images they shared back in April to inspire you, the winning images are equally powerful and fascinating.

This year, the winner is Jinyi He from China with three entries in the Open Awards. his picture vein He is the overall winner, followed by two other theorists.

The Epson International Panoramic Awards showcase the work of panoramic photographers around the world and is the largest competition for panoramic photography. This year, the competition received 4,129 entries from 1,197 professional and amateur photographers in 98 countries. The winner, Jinyi He, said he was deeply honored “to win the first prize of 2022.

“It is very special for me to have an appreciation for the works that were filmed in my hometown of Xinjiang, China.” As a landscape photographer, Jinyi is passionate about exploring the majestic Chinese landscapes rarely known to Western photographers. “I dedicate myself to capturing their precious yet hidden beauty,” the photographer said. “I think the most powerful images come from one’s heart rather than one’s mind.”

© Jinyi He / Epson International Pano Awards 2022

a description veinJenny said:

I traveled to Xinjiang last year and took this photo in Dushanzi Grand Canyon, a geological wonder. For tens of millions of years, the melting of the ice in the Tianshan Glacier opened the vast Gubi Fund like a Hammer, and formed this landscape under the movement of the earth’s crust and the erosion of wind and rain. The “vein” was stitched up with 40 photos. I operated my drone to capture these aerial photos at a 90 degree angle at 40 appropriate points (5 rows and 8 columns) of the valley in order to get a full aerial view of the valley. Nature is an artist, and it reminds me of an abstract painting.”

Two more Jinyi photos won the Open category: purple world And the rainbow canyon. Just like the overall winner, it was also taken in China.

© Jinyi He / Epson International Pano Awards 2022

© Jinyi He / Epson International Pano Awards 2022

The competition also recognizes the amateur category. The overall winner of this year’s amateur competition was Florian Kirschbaumer of the United Arab Emirates. his intervention InformationAnd the confrontation And the sunrise in the clouds First prize won.

© Florian Kriechbaumer / Epson International Pano Awards 2022, “In Formation”

Juan Lopez Ruiz from Spain won the Epson Digital Arts Award for his photo Poison River. The photographer explained: “This is an aerial photograph of the vicinity of the Riotinto mine, Huelva, Spain.” “This is a reservoir close to the mine where all mine waste accumulates, and it is an area of ​​enormous concentration of polymetallic sulfides where copper, lead and zinc, as well as gold and silver, are mined, contributing to a great variety of textures and constantly changing colors, making them A unique and perfect place for aerial photography.”

© Juan Lopez Ruiz / Epson International Pano Awards 2022

Last but not least, Judith Kohn from Germany won the coordinator award for her entry Bernese Oberland. Judith said of her photo:

The Alps in the Bernese Oberland. She is known among wildlife photographers as her hubby. There lives a larger colony, which is accustomed to many walkers and shows a little shyness. So I followed the caribou’s invitation to the Niederhorn. The landscape of the area is also not uninteresting (the Mönch Eiger Jungfrau trio is the direct opposite), but it is not a photography hot spot. So, for weight reasons, I set out early in the morning for my shooting tour armed only with a camera, telephoto lens, and a few spare batteries. Landscape photography is not planned. In the neighboring Burgfeldt Stand, the view was open to the northeast, where the hills and valleys crumbled in a mist in the bright sunlight. The perspective that creates spatial depth, fortunately for me, can only be effectively photographed with a telephoto lens. So I unexpectedly came across a great landscape photo on my wildlife tour.”

© Judith Kuhn/Epson International Pano Awards 2022

Epson has published inflated photo galleries for each of the competition’s categories, including the immersive VR/360 award. So, make sure to Visit the Pano International Awards website And enjoy more wonderful panoramic photos.

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