06 Mill by starlight
Starry skies are always a popular subject, and often what sets an image of the night sky apart is what else falls within the frame. What the judges appreciated about this photograph was the way the dappled stars of the Milky Way are echoed in the pattern of the stonework on the windmill, and the way the stars seem to lead directly to the building. The latter’s converging verticals, meanwhile, make it look as if it’s leaning to reach them. Without the mill in the frame, the stars would seem to have less purpose; without the stars, the mill would look lost. Together, they make a great image.