UPY 2017 Portrait - Highly Commended

Liang Fu

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UPY 2017 Portrait - Highly Commended
'Thanatos' - Liang Fu

I always like shooting skeleton shrimps. I had imagined a skeleton shrimp as Thanatos, the Greek god of death, holding his divine swords. I found this skeleton shrimp on the top of its habitat. I placed my torch behind to create full moon beams. When it straightened up its body, it was right in the beaming circle. Then all I had to do was press the shutter.

Judge's comment: Peter Rowlands: Simple yet so effective. Backlighting has almost x-rayed the shrimp and the pose captures the character. That's a portrait.

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