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Sony Twilight competition winners announced!

Sony Twilight competition winners announced! - Sony Europe have chosen the winners for their Twilight photography competition.

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Sony Twilight football eventSo, without further ado... ePHOTOzine members Andrew Lloyd (Thesixer) and Michael Murphy (skydivemike) have  each won a fantastic 3-day trip for two!

Michael, and his wife Philomena, will be flying off to the Iguazú Falls in Argentina while Andrew will be taking his wife Michelle, for a belated anniversary trip to Venice in Italy.

Andrew's image is of Whiteford Lighthouse, the only remaining cast iron lighthouse in the United Kingdom. It is located in the Burry Estuary off the coast at Whiteford Point near Whiteford Sands, South Wales. The lighthouse is no longer in operation and being where it is, it's quite a trip to get to it. Andrew waited a long time for the outgoing tide and good weather to coincide with the evening light for the shot.

Sony Twilight competition winnerAndrew, who's been a member of ePHOTOzine for four years, said: "Unfortunately all of these things came together on the day of my anniversary so thinking quickly, I announced that for our anniversary we were going on a picnic - no guesses as to where we went. We both enjoyed the evening, even though it took an hour to get back to the car in the dark, and it was great to get the pictures I wanted."

Michael Murphy is a skydiving photographer and his image was taken just before the last light of the day, just after the sun had set on the horizon. Just inside the Visual Flying Rules for skydiving.

"From a photographic stance there are many difficulties facing a photographer trying to capture this type of shot,” explained Mike who's also been a member of ePHOTOzine for four years.

Sony Twilight competition winner"My intention with this shot was to catch the formation on the hill or steepest part of the exit. This was the only shot that was usable on this jump and everything just worked out as planned."

Andrew added: "It's absolutely fantastic to win the competition. The picture was inspired by so many fantastic landscape photographers on ePHOTOzine. I didn't think I was in with a chance given the company I was in. But it just goes to prove, 'you've got to be in it to win it'! Now I can take the wife somewhere she deserves!"

Sony were hugely impressed with the quality of images that have been submitted. They said: "ePHOTOzine readers really seemed to embrace the challenge of depicting what twilight meant to them in their photography."

Well done guys!

For more information about Sony's Twilight events visit the Sony website.

Don't forget you've still got time to enter our other competitions. Get smiling now for the monthly competition in association with the Mirror and enter your best nature shots for August's competition.
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Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
27 Aug 2009 9:08PM
Well done guys, you've done us proud Smile

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wyatturp 12 2 England
28 Aug 2009 8:22AM
well done lads----Smile must be over the moonSmile
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Aug 2009 8:47AM
well done!
thesixer 12 5 Wales
28 Aug 2009 1:17PM
Guys, I am over the moon! Can't believe my luck! What a boost! Thank you Sony and ePHOTOzine.
skydivemike 13 47 Northern Ireland
28 Aug 2009 1:51PM
Thanks Guys I'm not only over the moon I still in a state of shock!! somebody put me on a plane before I wake up and discover it's all a dream.

But just in case it's not a big thanks to Ephotozine and Sony for such a wonderfull prize.

skydivemike 13 47 Northern Ireland
28 Aug 2009 2:29PM
Thanks Guys I'm not only over the moon I still in a state of shock!! somebody put me on a plane before I wake up and discover it's all a dream.

But just in case it's not a big thanks to Ephotozine and Sony for such a wonderfull prize.

28 Aug 2009 2:33PM
Yeah well done, the winning images are worthy of the prize awarded, well done again!
28 Aug 2009 3:28PM
Well done guys! I hope you enjoy your prize Smile
tripodted 12 32 1 Northern Ireland
28 Aug 2009 9:14PM
Congratulations lads!!! You've done us proud.
Now Mike don't you be jumping out of the plane on the way over to Argentina.
CSuk 8 7 33 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2009 11:40AM
Congratulations you two. If only I'd thought to take a snap while I was skydiving over my local lighthouse Smile
Thanks and enjoy your trips.
well done,enjoy.dave

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