Moonlight sonata - 40pts, Second place
Lee Jeffries, Lancashire Nikon D3, 300mm, 1/125sec at f/2.8, ISO 3200 Lee says his image was inspired by Beethovens Moonlight Sonata. Taken at night in a bedroom, Lee used only a small table lamp to give the illusion that his subject was bathed in moonlight. Handholding with a 300mm lens at such low light is not easy, he says, so it was important I maintained a high shutter speed. Using a high ISO inevitably leads to some grain. It doesnt have to be a negative, though. Judges say 'Lee has shown a remarkable consistency for stunning imagery in this years contest. His carefully crafted compositions show clever use of light and perspective, and he has been a great competitor.'