First place goes to Warren McConnaughie. We particularly love the use of a fisheye for this shot as this type of lens doesn’t usually lend itself to landscapes. The proximity of the barley head keeps the image relatively free from distortion, save for the telltale curve of the horizon, while the colours of the sky beautifully complement the tones of barley. Overall, a very well-executed shot – great work Warren!
Warren talks us through his winning image…
The picture was taken near to my house just before harvest. I liked the colours in the sky and the warm tones though the barley corn as the sun was about to set. I used my Canon EOS 5D Mark II with the Tokina 10-17mm 3.5-4.5 AT-X DX Lens. The image was shot at 17mm 1/60sec at f/10 with an ISO of 640.