2014 Epson International Pano Award Winners Announced

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The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, St. Petersburg, Florida © Dennis Ramos / Overall Open winner / The Epson International Pano Awards / www.thepanoawards.com

The winners of the fifth Epson International Pano Awards have been announced. This year’s competition had 3971 entries submitted from 870 photographers in 54 countries—the  largest for panoramic photography, with $40,000 in cash and prizes.

Dennis Ramos, the winner of the 2014 Open competition, said of his image (above), “It was a beautiful cloudless day with some patches of rolling fog over the bridge. My friend and I decided to go fishing that mid afternoon. I found out that my reel wasn’t working so I grabbed my camera gear instead. I took a lot of shots around including this long exposure panoramic shot of the bridge. It took me a lot of time waiting and shooting in between the fog to get a good exposure. While waiting during long exposure times, I wished I had my fishing rod as well.”

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Julien Bastide from Montreal said of his image, “This is a view from below of the ‘Échangeur Turcot’ which is a three level freeway interchange. This is a well known structure in the city, because of its old age. It will be soon demolished and reconstructed. This pano has been made from three horizontal pictures, taken with a Canon 5D MarkIII and the amazing 17 mm TS-E lens (using the shifting mode).”

For more information on the Epson International Pano Awards or to see the other 2014 winning images, please visit their website.

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