MAY 2010: 3rd Place

Ilya Malyshev, 29, Financial Consultant, Moscow, Russia “This railroad track is near my home in Moscow, and every time I’ve passed it I’ll look down, wondering how to capture the perfect geometry of its lines. One clear, fall night, around 1 a.m., I decided to give it a try. I went to a pedestrian bridge above the tracks and mounted my Mamiya camera on a tripod. Framing was tricky because I had to shoot through a fence, but I managed.” ( Tech Specs: Mamiya C330 with 80mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure, 30 sec at f/8 on Kodak T-Max 100.