2nd Place - Merit of Excellence
"Three Trees after theStorm "
South San Jose, California.
Biography: Stefan Baeurle lives in beautiful Northern California. He is particularly interested in making photos of the Pacific, trees, and architecture. Since it is mostly outdoors, it allows him combining his love of photography with his other passion for hiking. Almost all of his work is converted to monochrome, because it facilitates focusing on the light, shapes, surfaces, structures, patterns, and contrasts. He frequently uses long exposure techniques in his seascape and architectural work because it enables finding the essence of a subject or a scene.