Main Winner - Morning Fog © Giulio Montini
Photographer name: Giulio Montini
From: Casnate, Como, Italy
Photo title: Morning Fog
Photo location: Adda River - Airuno, Lecco, Italy
Date photo taken: 30/10/2016
Photo caption: Giulio captured this image on a foggy autumn day from a small church on a hilltop in the town of Airuno, Italy. Through the fog and with the help of the trees, you can just about see the winding course of the river Adda, illuminated by the first lights of sunrise.
The streaks or beams of sunlight visible in this image are called crepuscular rays. They are made visible by the scattering of sunlight by particles suspended in the atmosphere, such as small water droplets, dust or smoke. Usually, crepuscular rays radiate through gaps in the clouds, but in this photo, the trees take the place of the clouds, casting shadows across the landscape, and the fog scatters the sunlight. Giulio had to be quick to take this photograph as within 20 minutes the scene had completely changed.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens model: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Shutter speed: 1/400
Focal length: 58 mm