Archive for the ‘Photo Contest’ Category

National Geographic

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

The National Geographic (Germany) has selected my photo ” Art and Decoration ” in its edition of March 2011. This capture was made on the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, and shows the window of a store.

See the picture in the National Geographic here


National Geographic

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The National Geographic International (USA) choose again one of my works for his Wallpapers section. The photo was taken the last Summer near the village of Embrach, in Switzerland. Another example of the beautiful nature of this country.

See and download the picture of the National Geographic here


National Geographic

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The National Geographic International (USA) chose my photo “ Peace Day ” for the Wallpapers section. This composition was made in Saint Tropez, French Riviera, on May 7 2010. The picture shows a Man resting on a balcony while a dove across the sky with their wings open. I needed patience and speed to capture the perfect scene.

See and download the picture of the National Geographic here


National Geographic

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The National Geographic (Germany) stands out my picture ” of Switzerland ” in its issue of September 2010.  My picture ” of Switzerland ” has been taken on Mount Pilatus, at 2128 meters, in the canton of Lucerne in central Switzerland. The photo shows a concert of this traditional alpine instrument in a summer afternoon of 2009.

See the picture in the National Geographic here


International Photography Awards IPA

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

The  International Photography Awards (IPA)  is one of the most important photography competitions in the world. In this contest, based in Los Angeles (USA), take part prominent professional and amateur photographers from all over the world. This year’s 2010 entries spanned 103 countries worldwide with approximately 15,000 photographs.  Jurors had the challenging task of reducing that number to 330 winners from all the categories.  The photographers participate in two groups: professionals and non-professionals, which in turn are divided into 63 sub-categories or themes. My work ” 2000 Years ” was awarded with Honorable Mention in ” Historic Architecture ” category Professional.


See the picture in the International Photography Awards here

See the Honorable Mention Gallery Professional here

The picture ” 2000 Years ” was taken in October 2008 in the ruins of the Roman Forum in Rome, Italy. After a sunny day, came suddenly a storm threat. The sky became dramatic and the panorama showed the relentless passage of time. With a special white balance on my camera, I could highlight and capture the scene.

Photo contest LOWA

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

The renowned firm of shoes for hikers and climbers LOWA, program a photo contest to choose the best outdoorphotographen. In June 2010 my photo “ Wasserfall in Herbst ” won second place in the contest. The jury selected the three best pictures in a total of 450.

See Lowa’s homepage here


National Geographic

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

The National Geographic (Germany) awarded my photo “ Solitar ” in the competition Readers’ Photographs best picture in December 2009. The photo had been made in Prague in winter 2007. The picture “ Solitar ” is a casual and spontaneous capture near St. Vitus Cathedral and the old Royal Palace. Strong winter light, shadows and a door – All on a wall; a highly subjective reality. A scene striking enough to resist.

See the picture in the National Geographic here


COOP Magazin

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

The Swiss Magazine COOP chose my picture “ Vatican angle 0° ” in the photo contest Play of Light (Lichtspiele) for the 10 finalist photos – out of 1.500 contestants. The picture had been taken in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. I had taken the picture with a long exposure without a tripod (and flush floor ???), looking for an absolute symmetry with the obelisk and the cathedral. Low angles belong to my favorites when I photograph because the subjects become oversized.