Tokina Monthly Photo Contest 2020 – January winner announcement

Feb 16, 2021

We are glad to announce the winner for Tokina Monthly Photo Contest 2020 January Edition that we are running inside Facebook Tokina Lens Photo Community!

Thanks to all members of the community and please join us in cheering Ravindran Rajan from Dubai, United Arab Emirates with his shot "Blue Hour" Our warmest congratulations!

11mm, f/14, 271 sec, ISO100

Photographer: Ravindran Rajan
Title: Blue Hour
Shooting location: Al Qudra Lakes, Dubai, UAE
Camera: Canon R5
Lens: Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF with Lee Big Stopper ND10 Filter

Photographer's comments:

"Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve is the first unfenced nature conservation reserve with trees and lakes that are home to hundreds of migratory birds in the United Arab Emirates. It is located in the desert area of Saih Al Salam in the emirate of Dubai and comprises some 10% of the total land area of the Emirate, including the extensive man-made desert wetlands, Al Qudra Lakes.

This is my favorite place for bird photography. However, I always reach this place before sunrise with an expectation to view some clouds (which are extremely rare in UAE) for landscape photography. I was lucky to witness a beautiful sunrise with magical clouds and ended up taking this image.

I would like to mention that I had been using the Tokina wide angle lens for many years and is one of my very favorite glass for Landscape photography. The latest atx-i version is even more better in terms of build quality and performance."

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