OUTEX award, ‘best photo 2021’ elected from among finalists of Luca Memorial Photo Contest 2021

OUTEX Award 'Photo of the year 2021' among finalist photos in the ‘Luca Memorial Contest 2021’.

An internal OUTEX team will evaluate with its own criteria and will elect a photo to be awarded ‘OUTEX, photo of the year 2021’, from among the 90 photos that will result finalists in Luca Memorial Contest 2021.

OUTEX (https://outex.com) will select the caving or canyoning photo that best matches their :
“Outdoor Photography - Outex style”
(lookup #Outexstyle for more information)

The prize consists of one of the best sellers of the brand: the Pro Kit!
💵 valued at $ 435 USD
Underwater camera housing for professional photographers. The Outex Pro Kit works with ALL Mirrorless, DSLR, Canon, Nikon, Sony cameras and more! Lightweight, strong, and durable. Easily fits in your gear bags. Waterproof to 10 meters/33 feet underwater.

The winner will be announced at end of January 2022.

The Luca Memorial photo contest is the only international contest focused exclusively on photos of Caves and Canyons. Participation is free and photos can be sent until December 31st, 2021, even directly from posts on Instagram / Facebook / Twitter!

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January 2022


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    🏆OUTEX brand has been invited to elected a photo to be awarded ‘OUTEX, photo of the year’, from among Finalists in Luca Memorial Contest 2021.
    OUTEX  (https://outex.com) makes professional outdoor and waterproof housings for cameras & lenses. With a unique patented product design to universally fit all brands & models, maintains all functional control, optical glass ports, in a compact & lightweight size.
    ℹ️ OUTEX Award announcement (link in bio)
    The prize consists of one of the best sellers of the brand: the Pro Kit!
    💵 valued at 435USD
    An underwater camera housing for professional photographers
    We congratulates all participants!
    The quality and scope of the photos is tremendous!, and it was very difficult to narrow it down….let alone select a preference.
    OUTEX teams in Europe and USA are impressed and torn!
    Given the pandemic and our geographical locations, team members were able after some iterations to narrow down the selection to a consensual choice:
    We now proceed to announce the images that the OUTEX jury has chosen as the three best:
    🥇#1 OUTEX WINNER, Photo of the Year 2021
    🥇Xabier Garcia (SPAIN)
    “Between a Rock & a Hard Place”: An image that elicited much emotional reactions from our staff!
    this image seemed to capture so many attributes of canyoning: adventure, skill, knowledge, perseverance, teamwork, humanity, & beauty.
    While there are elements of photographic integrity that depict framing, composition, depth of field, shutter speed, and focus, the image ultimately illustrates humanity against the beauty, thrills, and challenges of nature at a particular point in time that’s metaphorical to what photography means in all of our lives.
    🥈Number 2!, Honorable Mention!!
    🥈Matthias Holzinger (SWITZERLAND)
    Amazing juxtaposition of elements coming together; water, rock, gravity, seemed like a great metaphor for the sport of canyoning.
    The framing and composition help create the magical illusion of walking on the rainbow, while capturing the backdrop against which the feat seems even more amazing.
    🥉Number 3!, Honorable Mention!!
    🥉Guillermo Sánchez (SPAIN)
    The photo captures much of the essence of canyoning, not to mention the complexities of photographing it in the process.
    Masterfully negotiating the elements, while maintaining depth of field, the backlight, and giving an unique perspective on the thrills & challenges of the sport.
    🏅📷Want more photos?
    🏅📷View FINALIST 2021 GALLEY (the 90 Best photos of 2021):
    🏆➡️️ The Luca Memorial photo contest is the only annual international contest focused exclusively on photos of Caves & Canyons.
    2022 Edition is OPEN for photo submission from Instagram / Facebook / Twitter, or file.

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