500px Winner - Personal Fitness Quest
Hurray. I am proud to say I won the Personal Fitness Quest photo competition at 500px. Here is what they had to say about my photo.
The Personal Fitness Photo Quest received many great submissions, but Morten Byskov’s photo “Running in the Desert” stood out because it captures action from a unique angle. Since the subject is running away from the camera towards the sun, the emphasis is on challenge and perseverance—two universal themes that everyone can relate to. The combination of lighting and color—golden sand against a blue sky—also helps make this a winning photo. Byskov gives us the story behind the photo: “While visiting a friend in the United Arab Emirates, we enjoyed a late afternoon picnic dinner in the desert on the outskirts of Al Ain. Thrilled to be in the desert, I came up with various fun scenarios to shoot. The shot of Andrew came about as he is an active runner. I was shooting a Fujifilm X-T1 at 8 frames per second as Andrew patiently ran up the hill two or three times with me close behind. Shooting aperture priority, I chose f/11 to increase depth of field and manually pre-focused. The lens choice was a Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8.”