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UPY 2018 Award Winners - Underwater Photographer of the Year

Tobias Friedrich

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UPY 2018 Award Winners - Underwater Photographer of the Year
'CYCLE-WAR' - Tobias Friedrich

For a few years now I had had this image in mind as the motorcycles on this truck inside the Thistlegorm lie so perfectly together, but you can only barely capture it because the wall is very close and you can't move backwards enough to capture the whole scenery. As a result I had to create a panoramic image of the same scene to capture the whole cargo deck, including some lights that give the image more depth.

Judge's comment: This is a quite extraordinary shot which must be viewed as large as possible. The bigger the better. And yet it is of a subject which has been photographed literally thousands of times. The artistic skill is to visualise such an image and the photographic talent is to achieve it. Perfectly lit and composed, I predict that there will never be a better shot of this subject from now on.
Peter Rowlands

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