冠军：Blazing Bristlecone by Tom Lowe (USA)
Congratulations to Tom Lowe who wins the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2010 with this?spectacular image of ancient trees silhouetted against the bright star clouds of the Milky Way. Competition judge Marek Kukula says: ‘I think this beautiful picture perfectly captures the spirit of Astronomy Photographer of the Year, linking the awe-inspiring vista of the night sky with life here on Earth. The bristlecone pines in the foreground can live as long as five thousand years. But they are babies compared to the starlight shining behind them, some of which began its journey towards us almost?30,000 years ago.
This photo is the winner of the "Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2010":www.nmm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/astronomy-photographer-of...
White Mountains, California. An ancient Bristlecone Pine stands before the Milky Way as a meteor streaks the sky.
(I accidentally cast some artificial light onto the tree while setting up my dolly timelapse move.)
器材： Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera with a Canon EF 16-35mm lens set at 16mm
View timelapse video here:?www.vimeo.com/6686768
亚军：Whisper of the Wind by Dave Brosha (Canada)
器材：Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera with a Sigma 15mm fisheye lens on a static tripod.
I've viewed hundreds of displays of Aurora Borealis and although the technical process of photographing this spectacle isn't overly difficult or challenging, I never fail to be inspired when I'm out there, in the cold and dark, shooting.
Photography of the aurora is one way to force yourself outside to view it. Believe it or not, many northerners don't "see" the aurora that often; they don't leave the comfort of their warm houses. I myself have fallen victim, at times, to the line of thinking "ah, they're?always?out - why bother looking?" which is a little sad. We take for granted one of the world's most amazing natural sights.
Blurb aside, I loved the shape of this particular April, 2010 display. It only lasted minutes, and then moved on to some other wonderful formation... but it reminded me of a breath, or a whisper, or wind coming from the stars themselves.
Surrounded by Space by Fredrik Broms (Sweden)
器材参数：Nikon D3, AF-Nikkor 20 mm f2/8, 15 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800
Ever since my grandfather took me out as a child and showed me the wonders of the night sky, I have been deeply interested and fascinated by astronomy. Even though I unfortunately lost my guide and greatest source for inspiration too early, my fascination continued to grow deeper. In this picture, from the forest floor, I wanted to capture some of the magic feeling of being completely surrounded both by our own Earth and the vast space beyond.
Primal Wonder by Larry Andreasen (USA)
20mm - 30 seconds iso 2000
Mount Adams Washington
Yakima Nations Land
he beauty of the Milky Way as backdrop to a forest fire on Yakima Nation Lands, on Mount Adams in Washington State, makes me think of a people long ago huddled around a campfire pondering the mysteries of the timeless skies in wonder.
Solstice Full Moon over Sounion by Anthony Ayiomamitis (Greece)
From a very young age I was always fascinated by the aura of Ancient Greece and the rising full Moon at Sounion was a unique way to freeze a very special and breathtaking moment involving our 4.5-billion-year-old celestial neighbour and the 2500-year-old temple. A lot of work went into preparing for this single-exposure photo since there is absolutely no room for error.
器材：Takahashi FSQ-106 106mm refractor telescope with an Astro-Physics 2x convertible Barlow lens and a Canon EOS 5D Mark I DSLR camera