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Local photographer honoured at Epson International Pano Awards 2023
  • | VOV | October 03, 2023 05:49 PM
Photographer Cao Ky Nhan has been named as the winner of the Open-Built Environment competition at the Epson International Pano Awards 2023 for his image titled "Vortex of ducks", which was taken at Tra O lagoon in the southcentral province of Binh Dinh.

An image titled "Vortex of ducks" taken by photographer Cao Ky Nhan wins a gold prize at Epson International Pano Awards 2023.

The photo was snapped at around 5 p.m. on July 26, 2020. At that time, the light was still quite strong and had a beautiful golden hue, the photographer shared.

When feeding time arrives, the duck herder brings food and calls out to them, meaning thousands of ducks will quickly rush towards the herder and run around him. In order to capture their moment, he used a drone and added a filter to the camera.

“My intention was to slow down the shutter speed. In this way, with a single static image. I was able to capture the swirling motions of the ducks. At that moment, their movement resembled a vortex,” Nhan wrote about the photograph on website of the awards.

Furthermore, he also won the overall runner-up in the Open competition this year.

Cao Ky Nhan, 41, is a freelance photographer who hails from Phu Yen province and currently works in Ho Chi Minh City. He first began to pursue a career in photography back in 2016.

Previously, he was twice honoured with gold prizes at the Epson International Pano Awards for his shots of a autumn love song taken at Suoi Tia stream in Lam Dong province in 2021, as well as golden yellow rice fields flanking a river in Cao Bang province in 2022.

The Epson International Pano Awards is a large-scale photography competition that offers a platform in which to bring together world-renowned landscape photographers.

This marks the 14th year that the contest has been held, with the event attracting 4,414 artworks by 1,104 photographers from 102 countries and territories from around the world.

The jury panel awarded gold prizes to entries with scores of 86 and above, silver for those in the 80 to 85 range, and bronze for those rated 70 to 79 for all competitions, including Nature/Landscape, Built Environment/Architecture, Open, and Amateur.

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