2015-10-19 Hasselblad Master and Ambassador Hans Strand received first prize in the Landscape category of the 2015 edition of Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Photographed using his Hasselblad H3DII-50 and a 50mm lens; 1/500 sec at ƒ/3.4; ISO 200.
Landscape in Ash – “Flying through heavy drizzle, Hans came across this ‘fairytale landscape’ as he recalls. The ice-fields and glaciers lining the flanks of the mountains were stained grey with ash, recording in glorious textural detail the slow movements of snow and ice, like a gigantic charcoal sketch. The fine ash may have settled here after being carried on the wind from a volcanic eruption elsewhere. Iceland is famous for its high concentration of active volcanoes, which have been responsible for a third of the world’s total lava output in the past 500 years.”
Congratulations Hans and the other winners!