2nd Place

Jake Kneale | In the Mist



Name: Jake Kneale
Picture title: In the Mist
Category: Young CUPOTY
Age: 16

Jake says:
‘I found this mushroom in a local woodland. Noticing the potential, I returned a few days later on a misty morning, hoping that the mist would simplify the background and create an interesting atmosphere. I used a standard focal length to get a certain amount of compression of the trees in the background. Finally, I lit the underside of the mushroom with my phone torch to eliminate any harsh shadows.’

Technical information:
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM (at 40mm)
ISO 100
0.6 sec
Accessories: Tripod, handheld LED
Post processing: Photoshop Elements: spot removal (minor clean-up), contrast adjustment

Instagram: jakeknealephotography