Cappadocia Balloon

PhotographerGiovanni Sonsini
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

In Cappadocia every morning at dawn hundreds of hot air balloons fly up to offer tourists a color show unique in the world. This one is flying up in the dawn sun

About Photographer

I’m a non professional photographer keen on landscape, architecture and travel photography. I have a degree in mechanical engineering. My passion for photography began at my ninth birthday when I received a gift from my grandmother a simple but beautiful Kodak Retinette and then I began experimenting by myself with apertures, shutter speeds and so on. Since then I have continued to take pictures although during the university studies as well as many very challenging work periods had a negative impact on my photographic work. In the last ten years I started to take pictures with some assiduity and I participate with great satisfaction to some trips organized by the Nikon School Travel. At the time I published on the site " Blurb " 31 photographic books of my trips. 2016 - Siena International photo Award - Awarded with "Remarkable artwork" in architecture category 2017 - International Color Awards - Awarded with "Honorable Mention" in aerial category and 9 nominations in Abstract, architecture, nature and portrait categories 2017 - Fine Art Photography Awards - Awarded with 6 nominations in abstract, architecture, fine art, nature and open theme (sport) 2017 – Prix de la Photographie – Paris - Awarded with 3 “Honorable Mention” in architecture, children and nature 2017 – Moscow International Foto Awards – Awarded with: Gold in Nature-Aerial, Silver in Nature-Trees, Bronze in Architecture-Buildings, Honorable Mention in Nature-Sunset and Nature-Landscapes..