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Amateur Photographer

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 wasn’t taking pictures, I could usually be found in the makeshift darkroom in my attic. Now it’s 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.'

Lane horse - 42pts, Second place
Amateur Photographer, May 16, 2011