Epson International Pano Awards is an annual edition and this year's overall winning panoramic photograph winner is Jesus M Garcia for capturing a vibrant and beautiful sunrise over the Li River in Guangxi province, China. More than 5000 panorama photos were submitted from atleast 1500 artists worldwide. The winning photographs received more than $50,000 as cash and awards. Epson Awards is one of the largest photography contests whose prime focus is panorama. There were two categories for the awards: Landscape and Built-In Environment, contestants could submit pictures in each category.
The photographer Jesus M Garcia said,"We get up early about 3am for climbing at the top of the mountain, between trees and vegetation. After 1 hour of climbing and carry all the photographic gear we arrived at the top of the mountain. This image is the result of 7 vertical stitched images. Nowadays when I see this photo, I remember a great effort to get this picture, but I remember too…one of the most beautiful sunrises of my life"
The Carolyn Mitchum Award was presented to Wojciech Kruczynski for conveying beautiful emotion, narration and technical excellence. The photograph was taken in Iceland which shows a beautiful co-balance between humans and environment.
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