This is the village of Ellmau in the Austrian Alps. It’s a beautiful little town which hosts a great number of sky slopes for pros and beginners alike. At night Ellmau is as charming as during the day, thanks to the strategically placed light sources that create volume and magic. I took this pic from our bedroom window, with the camera balancing on the window frame (as I did not have my tripod handy). In order to have the sharpest possible result, I had to stabilize the camera with whatever I could find, and used the timer to trigger the shutter.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | September 23
Award Score: 63.5 (Value 11.5, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 11.5, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Ellmau, Kufstein | Austria
Photographer: Harry Ravelo (Cape Town, South Africa) Registered
Harry is a creative soul, working in the best industry in the world (animation), living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world (Cape Town, South Africa) and coming from one of the most untapped places still around (Madagascar). After attending his Media studies in Johannesburg, South Africa he started working in the Design and TV industries as graphics designer first and then video editor. He then started his own studio directing a bunch of talented individuals to make TV ads, animated shows and corporate work. In 2006 he started working with the Canada based software developer, Toon Boom Animation, to help develop and build the animation industry in Africa. He is now taking care of the Africa, the Middle East and India for Toon Boom as a consultant and sales director. Photography has always been a passion of his, while ravel has brought about a ton of interesting photographic opportunities.