WPY 2015

Photograph Details

Finalist 2015

Impressions

Jens Rosbach, Germany

Coastal colours

Creating this painterly image was a long and painful process. ‘For one remarkable picture, I had to take hundreds of shots,’ admits Jens. The technique of camera-in-motion used here allowed him to frame the rich turquoise of the sea with the cold blue sky and the warm brown sand, magnifying the beauty of this beach. Sadly, these sandy beaches are under threat. Aerial studies have shown that beaches on the island are narrowing. This is thought to be due to a reduction in the amount of sediment reaching the coast from inland, caused by the development of resorts for the tourists who flock to visit the beaches the resorts are depleting.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D Mark III + 24-105mm f4 lens at 80mm; 1/20 sec at f22 (-0.3 e/v); ISO 50.


Corralejo Nature Reserve, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands: latitude 28.725021, longitude -13.8675 Corralejo Nature Reserve, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands: latitude 28.725021, longitude -13.8675

Corralejo Nature Reserve, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

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Jens Rosbach

Jens Rosbach, Germany

Jens is a photographer and journalist living and working in Berlin. He has published photographs and articles in magazines and books, and his work has won awards in international photography competitions. Jens focuses on landscape, wildlife and street photography.