We teamed up with photography giants Nikon to give away not only some amazing camera kits, but also a photography experience of a lifetime.
We’ve looked through all of the entries, and selected five lucky winners, all of whom bag themselves the amazing Nikon D750 camera kit. One lucky winner will also receive a one-of-a-kind photography experience.
The standard of all of the entries was incredibly high making it tricky work to pick just five winners. However, after hours of deliberation and only the occasional argument, we’re delighted to introduce the five winning shots and a little bit more about the photographers who took them.
1) Norman Price
The photo was taken from a gondola, which crosses the border, from Chamonix into Italy. I remember thinking “Those crevasses are big”. When I saw the tiny figures, trekking, I realised they were massive. I like it because you don’t spot the figures, at first, and when you do, you will have the same feelings that I had when I first saw them.
I’m 66, now retired, having used to work in IT. I worked for three years in Abu Dhabi, from 1981, one year in Kuwait, and six months in the Netherlands, before returning to my home town, Plymouth. I have two daughters and a wonderful partner, Annette, who I proposed to nineteen years ago, at the top San Giorgio’s campanile, in Venice. We have yet to tie the knot.
I have always enjoyed taking photos when we have been travelling. I remember getting through twenty rolls of film, when we went to Egypt. I don’t believe in curses, but we were told that there was a curse on any photographers taking a photo of a mummified foetus; the photo wouldn’t be successful. Our friend’s camera jammed, and I was told that the machine processing my twenty rolls of film had blown up and destroyed one and a half rolls. You can guess which shot went missing!
I enjoy taking photos of kitesurfing; rough waves and leaping surfers. Cornwall is on my doorstep, so there are always lots of opportunities.
When I got a bridge camera some time ago, I realised that my compact camera had its limitations, and how much better results I could get as the equipment I use impreoved, so I am looking forwards to shooting with a top-of-the range DSLR.
We are touring Vietnam and Cambodia in January, and my Nikon will get a lot of use then. I’m hoping to get some nice shots of Halong Bay.