TIFA 2023 Nature / Landscapes

Shining Ray

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Landscapes
  • Photographer
    Giovanna Arnaud Fleming
  • Agency / Studio
  • Photo Date
    September 2019

Ireland's countryside is bathed in the morning sun's radiant glow. The vibrant light, streaming from the side, creates a powerful and dramatic effect. A subtle haze forms as the sunlight interacts with the air, adding to the ethereal ambiance. Dark trees on either side cast elongated shadows, creating depth and contrast. The interplay of radiant light and shadows showcases the natural beauty of the surroundings, while a gentle fog hovers over the water, enhancing the sun rays.

A consequence of growing up in mountainous areas is a sensitivity to the subtle cycles and seasonal changes of the landscape. The trees, the rivers, the fields, the snow cover, and the mountains, which show different aspects of themselves from one hour, one day, one season, to the next. The world’s wild places - mountains, glaciers, polar ice – are under increasing pressure, both from climate change and the relentless intrusion of human activities. One way to inspire people to value and make an effort to preserve these areas is by sharing images of them. These images need to convey not only