Kevin Mullins, makes his living photographing brides and grooms. He specializes in what he describes on his website as ‘documentary style’ wedding photography in based North Wiltshire, United Kingdom. In addition to the various awards he hold as a wedding photographer, Kevin now has another accolade to add to his list, “Landscape Photographer of the Year.”
Kevin had made a quick stop in Tokyo, Japan in between weddings (in Rome and London) as a guest of Fujifilm, along with Zack Arias, David Hobby and Bert Stephani. The group spent a week in Japan meeting with Fuji. One of their excursions was to the city’s 2,142ft high Sky Tree Tower, where he captured this dramatic image:
Though traditionally a wedding photographer, Kevin entered his image in The Societies’ Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The Societies is the largest group of professional photographers in the UK and figured he had ZERO chance of winning. When he found out that he was down to the final six or seventh, he was very pleased, considering there were 13,000+ entrants in the competition. He was “shocked” when he won the award, earning him the title as The Societies, “Landscape Photographer of the Year.”
The winning image was taken after much patience waiting for the perfect light at dusk, between rain and clouds, with a Fujifilm XM-1 using the XF23mm F1.4 lens. To which he says modestly, “it was a great opportunity and I managed to get the right shot.”
Right. Pretty lucky (with a lot of training and hard work behind it, I reckon).
[Via @Daily Mail]