Snow Shadows by Hunter H. Harris
© 2009 Hunter H. Harris
Honorable Mention 7.
      Juror's Comment

      From Janet Jones:
      This strong graphic composition is satisfying first on an abstract level and then as we perceive the physical reality of the subject.

    • Title: Snow Shadows
    • Artist: Hunter H. Harris
    • From: Easton, MD USA

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    • Address: PO Box 2398
      Easton, MD 21601, USA

    Artist Statement

    I am blessed to be able to see and photograph the world from aboveā€¦.for more then 10,000 hours over the years, on a regular basis, from low altitudes, at low airspeeds, from Airships, airplanes and helicopters of which I fly.

    Snow Shadows captures the structural design of these bare trees that would not be noticeable from ground level in such detail. The contrast of the shadows against the snow-covered ground allows for another dimension captured only from above.

    I shot this from my airplane at 130 mph with a Canon 1Ds with ISO at 200, 1/640 sec. @ F 8 with Canon's spectacular 70-200 IS lens while I was chewing gum, flying, framing, and watching for birds simultaneously.