01 Calmness of Eternity
The judges loved this nightscape because it combines a glorious night sky with stunning scenery. The Milky Way looks magnificent, but it’s the beautifully-lit landscape below that really makes it: this bowl of mountains around a lake would look every bit as good under a dramatic cloudy sky, or backed by a sunset. The colours of snow and stars echo one another, while the warmer tones in the foreground and along the horizon provide the perfect complement, and prevent the image looking too cold and uninviting. And you loved this image too – it took the Crowd Vote as well as the Judges’ Vote.