Frans van Hoogstraten
1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
"Fairy Walking Bridge"
marvelous built bridge between two rock-faces in Huangshan Mountain/ China
Biography: As a severely addicted amateur photographer Iím glad with every incidental moment packed with my camera. With my photography I try to provide places of rest, scenes of tranquility in this turbulent world. I just like to stop the time. Therefore touches of stillness and temporality frequently return in my images. I like to capture the contrast between solid and fragile or short-term natural structures and elements. Shape and composition are major components.