Vortex

CompanyilValletta
PhotographerGiuseppe Antonio Valletta
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

This shot, a view of Manhattan, was taken from Brooklyn, dock 3 of Columbia Street. 182 seconds of exposure on a late September afternoon 2015, during my honeymoon. That afternoon was pretty windy and the clouds were formed exactly as I hoped. When taking pictures with a long exposure, the sky always has its surprises.

About Photographer

Antonio was born on December 24 1980 in Manduria, Italy. After a classical high school diploma, he received his Laurea degree in Medieval History at the Universita degli Studi di Siena. From his teenage years, he started taking pictures with a film point-and-shoot camera belonging to his family. In 1996, as a result of his keenness for astronomy, Antonio purchased his first Reflex camera, a Canon AE-1. Pursuing interests in technology and computer science, he bought a 1 pixel digital camera in 2001. At that time, while collecting and using various cameras, photography was still an occasional and intermittent pastime. Starting from 2014, a sporadic hobby rapidly became a passion. Over the past two years, Antonio has received several awards in photography competitions and his pictures are regularly published in national and international magazines and journals.