WPY 2018

Photograph Details

Highly commended 2018

Earth’s Environments

Georg Kantioler, Italy

Dolomites by Moonlight

Against an outline of jagged mountain peaks, Georg watched the wind-whipped clouds in the moonlit sky. Tracing their movement with a long exposure of one minute and 45 seconds, he created the illusion of smoke billowing from the silhouetted summits, painting patterns across the illuminated night sky.

The Dolomites are a UNESCO-protected mountain range. They are composed of the hard carbonate rock dolomite, which forms peaks that then erode into jagged edges. This particular section is a chain known as the Odle massif, the main peak of which is Sass Rigais, which reaches 3,025 metres in height.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV + 100–400mm f4.5–5.6 lens at 286mm; 105 sec at f16; ISO 50; Cable release; Manfrotto tripod + ballhead


South Tyrol, Italy: latitude 46.412247, longitude 11.841555 South Tyrol, Italy: latitude 46.412247, longitude 11.841555

South Tyrol, Italy

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Georg Kantioler

Georg Kantioler, Italy

Georg mostly works in his native Italy, in the South Tyrol region. He believes that as he lives there, there is no better place on Earth to harmonise the always-changing conditions of time and place. He has won several prizes in international competitions and served on competition juries.

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