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Amateur Photographer

Blue Lagoon - 40pts, Second Place

Alex Rosen, Lincolnshire Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 24-70mm, 1/200sec at f/11, ISO 100 Alex, a structural engineer from Lincoln, took this shot at the end of a landscape and wildlife photographic holiday in Iceland. 'I'd extended my stay for a few days to tour around on my own and visited the Blue Lagoon, near Reykjavik, on my way back to the airport,' he says. 'I realised there was photographic potential while immersed in the steamy sulphurous water, so I went poolside and took a whole sequence of shots. You get an idea of the temperature from their beetroot-red faces!' Judges say, 'Perfectly framed, Alex's image is humorous, beautiful and surreal. That he managed to get such a good exposure among all that white is also a feat.'

Blue Lagoon - 40pts, Second Place
Amateur Photographer, Apr 12, 2011