Shooting Challenge #17 -- The Winner Is…

By Guest Editor Agnes Thor on at

Asking you to capture summer sun was a tough request given the weather doesn't always match up to what you expect of a season, but a score of readers used a spot of creativity in their quest to win some summery prizes from Rekorderlig. As ever, there can only be one winner, however...

Using the setting sun over the top of Trundle Hill in Goodwood as the basis of his shot, winner Spencer Hart tells us his equipment consisted of an Olympus OM-D with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens.

Pointing at the "nice contrast between nature and manmade structures," Hart used a -1 exposure compensation, to ensure the barbed wire fence silhouette stood out against the orange skies of West Sussex.

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Runner-up Ian Gordon apologised for his photo, telling us "it's not the brightest and warmest image of summer sun you'll see," but we're really taken by the cold light and how it bounces off the even-colder stone tunnel walls.

We also really loved Eliza Kopalak's photo of her friend in a park, which she shot with a Nikon D800 with 50mm Nikkor lens and a wide-open aperture.

The last image we want to applaud is from the hands of Alex Elliott, who shot on a Canon EOS 400D at the seaside resort of Llandudno during its Victorian extravaganza.

For 2013, four Swedish rising stars have been carefully selected by Rekorderlig to join their Collective, representing inspiring aspects of a Beautifully Swedish lifestyle. Agnes Thor is the artist. While currently living and working in New York, her Swedish heritage is always evident through her stunning photography, which effortlessly transports viewers to a dream-like Scandinavia.

Well done to everyone who entered, and competed for the chance to win a case of Rekorderlig's newest cider flavour, passionfruit, along with £300 of ASOS vouchers; a Lomography Diana Mini camera, and two places on an exclusive photography masterclass with Agnes Thor. View all entries here.