NPhoto PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2021
N-Photo: the Nikon magazine|December 2021
The search for the world’s best Nikon photographer of 2021 continues! Each issue the monthly N-Photo POTY 2021 photo contest’s top 10 images are selected by the N-Photo team. This issue’s competition has the theme of abstract photography…
1. Fish Patterns

BY SIRSENDU GAYEN

This incredible image was captured at Galiff Street’s weekly pet and plant market, near the Shyambazar five-point crossing in Kolkata, India. The entire frame is filled with black and orange fish that contrast beautifully against the white background. A relatively slow shutter speed has been used to capture subtle movements, resulting in an eye-catching watercolour effect.

Camera: Nikon D80

Lens: 18mm f/4

Exposure: 1/8 sec, f/22, ISO100

2. The Eye

BY ANTÓNIO BERNARDINO COELHO

This shot was taken at Porto’s Casa da Música metro station and is a great observation, because the architecture resembles a giant eye. We particularly like how the pigeons on the roof window and against the bright blue sky resemble fish in a tank. The heavy shadow prevents anything from detracting from the picture, while also conveying a brooding atmosphere.

Camera: Nikon D7100

Lens: 11-16mm f/2.8

Exposure: 1/6000 sec, f/3.3, ISO400

3. Capsicum Abstract

BY FRANK KINCH

As the title of this image suggests, the subject is a red bell pepper, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a tongue at first glance. It was created during a camera club evening. The subject was placed on a mirror and the scene was sprayed with water. Sharpness and good lighting are key when shooting indoor close-ups and Frank has tackled both techniques with aplomb.

Camera: Nikon D750

Lens: 70-300mm f/4-5.6

Exposure: 8 secs, f/29, ISO3200

4. Serpentine

BY LINDA WRIDE

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