Over the past few months the 2016 Epson International Pano Awards for panoramic fine art photography has been accepting entries. Upon closing in July over 4,000 individual images had been entered. These entries came from 1055 photographers in 60 countries. This was truly an international competition.
The competition was divided into to three large groups representing photographer types. The first was an "open" competition where professional photographers could submit single shot or stitched panorama images for the contest. The total number of entries in the open category was 2,496. The open category had both nature and a built environment image categories.
The second competition group was an amateur category. This group had 1635 entries. The final group was a virtual reality group. This VR/360 group was composed of 214 images.
I entered two images in the open (nature) competition. My best image was one that was on exhibition in California and was titled Infinitude No. 5 | Death Valley.
On October 12th the results of the 2016 Epson Pano Awards were forwarded to entrants. The top images in the open (nature) category are truly spectacular. I would encourage readers to review the Top 50 Open (Nature) images on the Pano Awards website.
Although Infinitude No. 5 | Death Valley did not make the top 50 category my image was recognized with a Bronze Certificate of Merit in the 2016 Epson Pano Awards. This recognition placed the image in the top level (upper 45%) of all images submitted in the competition. I was quite honored to have the image included in the top collection of fine art panorama photographs from around the world for 2016. It is certainly inspiring for future work.
Infinitude No. 5 | Death Valley is available from Rademacher Photography as a fine art print. Maximum size of the image is 10" x 30" plus a small white border to make it easier to frame. Contact me if you have an interest in the image.