CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest 2019

 

CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest

CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest

Opening: January 1, 2019
Deadline: March 31, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: €300, €700, €1,400, valuable prizes

CVCEPHOTO is an international photo contest with the mountains as its main theme. It´s organized by the Club Vasco de Camping Elkartea mountaineering club, based in San Sebastian/Donostia.

The contest is open to all, either amateur or profesional photographers, from around the world.

Theme

“MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY”: Any image related to sport activities (non-motorized) that take place on mountains. For instance: alpinism, climbing, ski, trekking, speleology, paragliding…

Website: http://www.cvcephoto.com/index.php/en/

CVCEPHOTO Contest 2018 Winners

The Final Frontier, © Paul Zizka, 1st, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
The Final Frontier
© Paul Zizka
1st

Jesse Milner climbs his way out of the Breiðamerkur Glacier as the Milky Way lights up the Icelandic sky.

 

Northern Portal, © Sebastian Wahlhuetter, 2nd, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Northern Portal
© Sebastian Wahlhuetter
2nd

This photo is a combination of long time exposure, external flash photography and image stacking. The image was created at the “Nordportalfall” and shows alpinist and ice climbing athlete Philipp Pichlbauer soloing this ice fall at night. This image is the result of aproximately 200 long time exposures combined together through stacking techniques to create the depicted star trails. This is the technique used to create a final image like this. All photos were taken during the course of one hour approximately.

 

Circo De Los Altares, © Jose Allende, 3rd, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Circo De Los Altares
© Jose Allende
3rd

We returned from our expedition to the Lautaro Volcano. We woke up in the Ice Field with a lot of wind and some clouds that made us leave as soon as possible. While we were passing through the Circo de los Altares, I walked away from my colleagues just enough to use a zoom that would allow me to bring the background closer and get this image.

 

Poster Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2018

Learning To Fly, © Rainer Eder, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Learning To Fly
© Rainer Eder

I was shooting for Mammut, the famous swiss company. The weather wasn’t very good this day. After a couple of hours shooting, a huge thunderstorm came on us and we had to stop everything. We came back after a while and what a surprise! the rock was dry and the view over the mountains was perfect. I asked Babsi (Barbara Bacher) to jump on the rope and with the combination of the beautiful landscape in the background I made this shot possible.

 

Honorable Mentions

Star In The Dark, © Phil Bence, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Star In The Dark
© Phil Bence

This photo was taken in a 40m deep shaft in a beautiful cave in Ariège, Pyrenees (Las Goffias). It was the first high descent for her and she was a bit scared to be alone in the dark on this thin little rope!

 

Eiszeit, © Rainer Eder, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Eiszeit
© Rainer Eder

This was a very special day for us: Walter Hungerbühler gave me a call to tell me that he was going to do the icefall with a guest, and that maybe it could be the last day this year. His house is above the icefall, which makes it very special. The temperature wasn’t perfect to climb this kind of icefalls, and when Walter was very close to the top the whole thing collapsed on him, but the icefall was still there. After the shooting, we met on the top, in his house, to drink a coffee together and talk about what could have happened. The next day Walter called me again and told me that the whole icefall was gone! I think we had a very lucky day.

 

Spirit Style, © John Webster, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Spirit Style
© John Webster

This is one of the most photogenic waterfalls that you can regularly witness highly skilled kayakers descend. Professional kayaker Alec Voorhees has this 10m waterfall dialed and chooses to style out his free-fall with an intentional lean to his right side. This is a difficult maneuver and requires a ton of core strength to pull off. Luckily, we grabbed a frame where he is extended to the max before he safely lands into the pool below.

 

Magnificent BC, © Marko Radovanovic, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Magnificent BC
© Marko Radovanovic

Incredible lakes! Bridges over the dry riverbed. And snow! Yes! An eye opening nature we only see in postcards. They all welcomed us! After a whole life of fantasies, we are finally there: Yoho National Park, British Columbia.

 

Backflip and Ice, © Christoph Jorda, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Backflip and Ice
© Christoph Jorda

Konsti Ottner jumps/backflips into a snow-covered crevasse high up on the Pitztal Glacier. For this Photo I have used 3 Profoto B1X Flashheads. One is on top of the crevasse to light up the skier. The other two B1X Heads are hidden behind the ice ridge/spine to light up the ice from behind.

 

Laboratorium, © Adam Kokot, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Laboratorium
© Adam Kokot

Mateusz Haładaj is working on “First round, first minute” 9b, sector Laboratorium, Margalef.

 

Hiking Through The Andes, © Dyego Rodrigues, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Hiking Through The Andes
© Dyego Rodrigues

It was not the first time I had pushed myself to an unknown place, but this time the challenge was going somewhere I had never thought I would be. I had never heard of this place before, but just two weeks after discovering it, I was there. At that time, I needed to go as far as possible from my daily life in Rio de Janeiro, to figure out the next step in my life. The highest chain of mountains of the Americas seemed to be an ideal scenario for self-discovery.

 

Sea To Summit, © David Wrangborg, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Sea To Summit
© David Wrangborg

Springtime ski-touring in Arctic Norway, where the ocean meets the mountains. I’m standing on the top of the mountain Hollenderen and the skiers in the photo are on top of Storstolpan, which is a slightly lower peak. In the background the Norwegian Sea reflects the sun.

 

Training for Everest Marathon, © Kasia Biernacka, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Training for Everest Marathon
© Kasia Biernacka

Piotr Hercog from Poland trains on the glacier near the Everest Base Camp on the day before the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon 2017. It’s a real challenge for a foreign ultra-runner to compete with the Nepali athletes in one of the world’s highest marathons. On the next day, 29th of May, Piotr won the marathon’s International Category and was 7th in the general classification.

 

Cryophillia, © Paul Zizka, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Cryophillia
© Paul Zizka

A perfect winter evening under the night sky as a climber makes his way up the frozen waterfall towards the dancing stars and galaxies above.

 

Sass De Putia, © Stepan Zubkov, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Sass De Putia
© Stepan Zubkov

The photo was taken in autumn 2017, at the foot of Sass de Putia (2,875m), during my vacation in Dolomites. (Image composed of two vertical photographs).

 

In the Twilight, © Ramiro Torrens, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
In the Twilight
© Ramiro Torrens

 

The Rain Falls In Solitude, © Tontxu Gonzalez, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
The Rain Falls In Solitude
© Tontxu Gonzalez

 

Lagunilla Del Yelmo, © Javier Urban, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Lagunilla Del Yelmo
© Javier Urban

 

Learning To Fly, © Rainer Eder, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Learning To Fly
© Rainer Eder

 

Misterious Sapphire, © Bvaro Perez Alonso, CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Misterious Sapphire
© Bvaro Perez Alonso

 

CVCEPHOTO Contest 2017 Winners

 

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