Lane horse - 42pts, Second place
Sean Slevin, Ireland Fujifilm FinePix S700, 46.8mm, 1/400sec at f/7, ISO 160 Sean, a carpenter, has long had a passion for photography, recently switching to digital imaging. When I wasnt taking pictures, I could usually be found in the makeshift darkroom in my attic. Now its in front of my computer, he says. This shot of a lone horse was taken from his car while stopped in traffic. Later he converted it to b&w to focus on the dramatic sky and water. Judges say 'Many would have left this in colour, but Sean wisely chose black & white. The result is a very tranquil image with wonderful contrast. Simply beautiful.'