Last summer, Resource Magazine collaborated with Viewbug on the Glaciers Photo Contest. The theme was, of course, glaciers, and contestants aimed to capture the most compelling images of these immense ice structures. 

Due to the size, location and reflection of light, glaciers are not an easy thing to shoot. Contest winner Paul Cashman, however, mastered the task with his shot of the Perito Moreno glacier in the south of Argentina. Shot with an Olympus E-M1 with a mZuiko 12-40mm f2.8 lens, the photo was taken without a tripod during a year Cashman devoted to traveling the world, which is something he does whenever he can take time off work from his day job as a management consultant. 

The glacier is breathtaking and very photogenic. Whilst it is a highly photographed landmark, I was lucky to have a sunny day which caused a lot of ice to break away from the front of the glacier (which is actually advancing). This allowed for some interesting foreground and a section of the glacier to be illuminated in the distance. At the time I wanted to fit the entire glacier into an image but I simply did not have a wide enough lens to accomplish this. Instead I focused on using the water, ice, mountains and sky to create lines that would lead the eye towards the highlighted point of interest,” says Cashman.  

Check out Cashman’s winning glacier photo and more shots from his trip below. 

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Glaciers Photo Contest winning photo © Paul Cashman

 

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© Paul Cashman

 

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© Paul Cashman

 

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© Paul Cashman

 

Check out Cashman’s site for more of his work.