torsdag 19 september 2013

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

Each year, the prestigious international photo-competition "Astronomy Photographer of The Year" is arranged by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, UK and yesterday the winners of 2013 were announced during an award ceremony in London.

The competition is divided into three main categories, "Earth and Space", "Our Solar System" and "Deep Sky", where astro-photographers around the world compete about the title for the world’s best astronomy photo. Detailed information about the competition can be found here.
This year, more than 1200 high-quality entries from all around the world entered the competition and I was therefore very happy and honored to receive both 2nd and 3rd place in the category “Earth and Space of the competition for my images “Green Energy” and “Icy Visitor”. The first place and overall winner of the competition was Mark Gee from Australia who was awarded first place for his spectacular photo “Guiding Light to the Stars” from New Zealand – congratulations Mark – you are a very worth winner!
All winning images can be seen at the recent media coverage of the photo-competition by NRK here
 
“Green Energy”

"Icy Visitor"

Out of the 24 finalists, three photographers also got a visit by a film-team from London that travelled to the places where some of the winning images were captured to understand the story behind the photos. I was one of the lucky photographers to receive a visit, and together with the film-crew we returned to the spot where I took my photos and yesterday Royal Observatory Greenwich released a short-film on Vimeo telling the tale behind the awarded images (in English): Fredrik: Sharing the magic of the northern sky

 
 

14 kommentarer:

  1. Gratulerer! Flotte bilder, vel fortjent!

    SvaraRadera
  2. Gratulerer. 2. og 3.plass i skarp konkurranse, står det respekt av.

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    1. Takk Torbjørn - det betyr mye når det kommer fra deg.

      Radera
  3. "Green Energy" reminds me of star trek 2009 movie cover :). Amazing work...how come you don't have profile on 500px? you would get a lot of attention there with this beautiful works..

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you :-) I'm one of those people that doesn't even have a Facebook or Twitter account yet and even though I realise these and other 'arenas' is the place to be for maximum visibility, I think it will take a while for me. All the best, F

      Radera
  4. Gratulerer Fredrik! Green Energy var virkelig flott. Vel fortjent.

    SvaraRadera
  5. Stor grattis! Underbara bilder! "Green energy" - FANTASTISKT

    SvaraRadera
  6. Det var ikke verst :-) Gratulerer så mye. To veldig flotte bilder som jeg gjerne skulle tatt selv ;-) Jeg får håpe jeg kommer meg en tur nordover i årets sesong for å oppleve nordlyset.
    Hilsen Kim

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    1. Takk for det Kim - jeg vil nok tro vi blir å ses en gang i løpet av vinteren en plass her oppe i nord :-)
      /Fredrik

      Radera
  7. Hej Fredrik och ett stort grattis från mig också! Hade helt missat detta inlägg i din blogg, bättre sent än aldrig!

    SvaraRadera
  8. Hi
    Nice one! I like the outfit of the characters. Wish i could do the same thing too but im not that techie.i like the outfit of “from farmer to warden”.. really interesting. <a href=" http://dandjstudio.com/”>photography Seattle</a>

    SvaraRadera