On a sunny winter’s day I went for a walk in Scheveningen Boulevard to recharge my supply of vitamin D and to play with my recently acquired colour gels and ND filters. The ionized cold wind from the north sea brought me to the idea of making it look warmer. The only give away are the people dressed in heavy winter clothes, not to mention the ghost who was so cold he/she couldn’t even materialize.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 20
Award Score: 57 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 14, Style 10, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Minimalistic Photography
Photograph Location: Scheveningen | The Netherlands
Photographer: Hugo Baptista (Voorburg, The Netherlands) Registered
Hugo Baptista is a freelance 3D animator, Visual Effects artist, Video producer and Photographer. Born in South Africa from Angolese parents, he has Portugese nationality and is currently residing in the Netherlands. He is a pragmatic autodidact constantly experimenting with all kinds of visual arts; exploring the boundaries of each field; learning by trial and error. Having worked most of his career on computer graphics trying to replicate reality he has found that it’s irreplaceable.
With his light painting photography work he has the opportunity to design a scene as if it were a 3D canvas, starting with an idea, finding balance in colour and performance, playing with symmetry and searching for simplicity that can be expressed in a complex way. Theoretic knowledge of light acquired during his professional career has contributed to a photographer with intricate knowledge of how light works and how we perceive it. In a professional world dominated by specialisms he considers himself a jack of all trades, and a master of all.
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