I arrived home the other night to a flat-pack envelope…. interesting… unless con-ed have upgraded their billing notifications, I thought it was probably something worth opening!
I was pretty chuffed to find out that my series of Patagonia images (of the Perito Moreno Glacier) in Argentina was awarded 2nd place in the ‘Travel and Tourism’ category of the IPA 2010. I entered the International Photography Awards the year before also, and managed to get an honorable mention for my photo of the County Hall in London. The series of images selected are shown below:
The Perito Moreno series was a selection of photos that I took at the end of last year while traveling around Patagonia in Argentina. Truly incredible place, and I still find myself looking at the images and reminiscing! All the images were made with a tilt-shift 45mm lens which I took on the trip along with a Canon 24-70mm lens.
The Winners Gallery for 2010 is definitely worth a look through – some more great images in there. To find the Patagonia series, head down the very bottom of the page, under the Travel and Tourism category. Or you can shortcut directly to the Perito Moreno Series page.
I hunted around in the envelope for an Oscar-like statuette too, but sadly it looks like the 2nd placers don’t get one. Maybe next year…
For a detailed look at all the images in the series, check out my blog post on the Patagonia Gallery of Images, which has links to posts about the background to each photo, and some random facts about blue ice!
A big THANKS! to the judges for picking out my images for a placement this year in the Travel and Tourism awards!