This perfectly still outport scene helped a St. John's photographer win a magazine competition
Michael Winsor's photo of a tranquil evening in Newtown will be featured in Canadian Geographic
Michael Winsor spends a lot of time travelling around Newfoundland and Labrador looking for the perfect shot — and that's what he found on a calm summer evening in Bonavista Bay.
The St. John's-based photographer has captured first place in a Canadian Geographic magazine competition with his photo of a punt and fishing stages reflected in the still waters of the Barbour Living Heritage Village in Newtown.
Winsor used a seven-second exposure to capture the image he called Evening Reflection.
It was taken during "blue hour" — a period of twilight when the light takes on a blue shade — and the unusually calm conditions made for an award-winning setting.
"Basically you open the shutter and let seven seconds pass by, so anything that moves at all you would see some blur," Winsor told CBC Radio's Central Morning.
"And there's actually no blur at all on the boat — which is pretty amazing for Newfoundland," said Winsor, who is from Wesleyville, not far from where the photo was taken.
Winsor's photo was the category winner in the landscape division of Canadian Geographic's Show Us Your Riding contest, and will be featured in an upcoming issue.
Winsor recently sold 3,500 pictures to the new Alt Hotel in St. John's, which were resized to two-by-two-inch squares for a 10 foot high exhibit in the lobby.
With files from Central Morning