02 Northern Reflections
The judges felt several things helped to make this image of the aurora borealis stand out from all the others that were entered. First, there’s the way the lines of the aurora draw the viewer’s eye into the picture. Then there’s the reflections of those leading lines in the water, smoothed by a long exposure. Finally, the bridge also echoes the lines of the aurora, while the bright points of light on it disrupt things; as bright as the green trails of the aurora, but more colourful and geometric, they provide a fitting focal point, and a nice contrast to the more organic feel of the lights above and below.