It’s nice when.. get that email that tells you one of your images has been chosen or shortlisted for one thing or another.  It’s not what we set out to do as photographers.  The images we take are all that matters but when those images are recognised and validated by judges of competitions, it feels good.

I heard this afternoon that one of my images, that shown below, has been shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society membership card competition.  There are some great images in the shortlist but if you like my photograph, well, your vote would be much appreciated.  You don’t have to be a member of the Royal Photographic Society to do this.  Simply follow this link and leave your email address.  You won’t be spammed I promise..

Here’s my image.  Taken in Iceland last winter.   The Wizard’s Hat has become one of those iconic Iceland images.  I was very lucky with the weather and the light the day I was there to capture my own take on this iconic landmark.

The Wizard's Hat - Iceland Adrian ThezeAdrian Theze Photo logo_2


50 responses

  1. Congratulations!!! It’s a beautiful out of this world image. You totally deserve the nomination!

    October 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      October 8, 2016 at 8:46 am

  2. Congratulations

    October 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    • Thank you Victor! :-)

      October 8, 2016 at 8:46 am

  3. Beautiful shots Adrian ~ and so worthy of recognition. Your work in Iceland has been outstanding and great to see it getting noticed. Congratulations!

    October 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    • Thank you very much Randall! Iceland touched me deeply and I think this has influenced my photography hugely! :-)

      October 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

  4. Not surprising, it is a beauty.

    October 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    • Thank you very much Paula! :-)

      October 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

  5. Superb.I voted and hope you may win.Fine weekend

    October 7, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    • You too Lou and thank you! :-)

      October 8, 2016 at 8:49 am

  6. Well done. It seems you’re on a roll at the moment with good fortune. I include the encounter with the seal in the surf in that statement. :)

    October 8, 2016 at 12:11 am

    • It’s been a few weeks and yes my seal encounter is right up there. Thank you very much Mr Dragon! :-)

      October 8, 2016 at 8:49 am

  7. Beautiful!

    October 8, 2016 at 3:27 am

    • Thank you Dave! :-)

      October 8, 2016 at 8:50 am

  8. Magical shot and a wondrous sight ChillB . SO many times we see the Wizard’s Hat in a more foreboding light and it can all feel a bit cliche – I’ve a few of those myself lol – but this is rather special … and not a scene many will have encountered unless they too have pushed themselves and been fortunate with Iceland’s fickle weather .
    Finger’s xx’d for you .. I’ve voted :-)

    October 8, 2016 at 7:46 am

    • Thank you very much Poppy! We were very lucky with the weather on this particular visit. We visited a few times together when it really wasn’t so great. So much about photography is being in the right place at the right time and I’ve been very fortunate! :-) x

      October 8, 2016 at 8:52 am

  9. Nil

    Ok, voted… :-)

    October 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    • Thanks Nil! :-)

      October 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm

  10. Congratulations, dear Adrian! This is great news once again, we’re very happy for you that your work is being noticed, recognised and so highly appreciated. :-) This is a beautiful capture of the the Wizard’s Hat. This is not a matter of being lucky, you are good. And please keep the good news coming on to us. :-) We’ll follow the link now.
    Have a great weekend,
    Hanne and Klausbernd x

    October 8, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    • Dear Hanne and Klausbernd,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It must be lovely to all be back in Norfolk together. I understand the weather has not been so good that side of the country but then autumn is well and truly here now. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. I’m busy organising for our trip away. Feels like there is a lot to do all of a sudden. I will do my best to keep the good news coming! :-) x

      October 9, 2016 at 8:08 am

      • Safe travels, we wish you a wonderful holiday. :-) This is a very wet time of the year for us right now, sigh …
        We are eagerly awaiting the good news, in the meantime R&R. :-)
        Hugs, Hanne x

        October 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

      • Thank you for your comment Hanne. Three and a half weeks without the Internet!! Didn’t think it could be done! :-) It has been wonderful, much needed R&R! :-) x

        November 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

  11. Amazing! How beautiful..Congratulations!1

    October 8, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    • Thank you very much Isabel! :-)

      October 9, 2016 at 8:08 am

  12. Gosh you’re on a roll Adrian. Great image and I’ve voted for you……though as you say there are some other super photos shortlisted too.

    October 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    • Thank you Mark! Much appreciated! It’s a tough field. :-)

      October 10, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      • What’s difficult is that it’s hard to compare the images because of the variety of subjects and genres. So I suspect the votes will be cast quite widely. What’s good is that your image stands up against the best of them.

        October 11, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      • Thank you Mark! I didn’t win. I think one of the images chosen was the most voted for. The other two were chosen by the staff at the RPS and the president will be the final arbiter. I’m surprised at the choices. I suspected a seasonal landscape wouldn’t be the best for the membership card and didn’t expect to win but I’d have chosen quite a few others ahead of the final line-up but that’s how it goes. You can see the three images chosen here Thank you for your vote of confidence. It was nice to be among such a strong field of images. :-)

        October 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      • Never mind, as you say great to get shortlisted.

        October 11, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      • Thank you Mark! :-)

        November 7, 2016 at 8:53 am

  13. That’s wonderful Adrian. Congratulations. I entered my email address in the comments. I hope that’s what I was supposed to do.

    October 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    • Thank you Edith! I’ve very grateful to you! :-)

      October 11, 2016 at 2:56 pm

  14. Wonderful capture as always Adrian. Good luck with the competition!!

    October 12, 2016 at 1:10 am

    • Thank you so much Tina. Sorry for the delay in replying to your comment. I’m just back from three and a half weeks without the Internet. I didn’t think I could do it but it’s been a really nice break from everything. :-)

      November 7, 2016 at 8:51 am

  15. lindywhitton

    You got my vote! It’s a great photo. Iceland is now in my travel sights solely down to seeing your Iceland photos over the last few months. Thanks for the inspirartion.

    October 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    • Thank you Lindy! I’m so glad my photographs have inspired you to visit Iceland. It really is an incredible place and I know you will have a fantastic time! :-)

      November 7, 2016 at 8:52 am

  16. It’s a mountain that has some similarities with the Matterhorn – both stand aloof and un-crowded by other peaks. and both have a pyramidal shape. Both those factors contribute to the intrinsic drama in a peak like this. And the foreground is a tremendous lead-in. Congrats on the short-listing, Adrian. I have cast my vote.

    October 13, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    • Hi Andy, Thanks for casting your vote. My image wasn’t one of the three chosen to go forward but it was really nice to be shortlisted. I hadn’t considered the similarities between this mountain and the Matterhorn but they are there for sure. What makes this mountain so interesting is its isolation, rising from sea level it really does have drama and the falls in the foreground are a compositional dream. Back from my much needed R&R after getting my panel together, I’m now just waiting on the next stage of the process going forward on November 18th. Still a tense time but three and a half weeks away, without the Internet, has been a great diversion. I didn’t do a great deal of photography but we had a couple of days when the skies clouded over and I just had to head into the mountains and take some pictures. :-)

      November 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

  17. That’s a beautiful photo which deserves the recognition. Congratulations and good luck with the rest of the competition.

    October 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    • Thank you very much Otto. Sorry for the late reply to your comment. I didn’t think I could manage three and a half weeks without the Internet but it’s been a really nice, complete break in Fuerteventura and I’m back in the UK in time for some nice autumn photography! Coming from 27 degrees to -3 has been a bit of a shock to the system though! :-)

      November 7, 2016 at 9:15 am

      • I bet it’s been a chock. As for being away from Internet, it always surprises my how easy it is, when there is no choice, and equally how hard it is to stay away when Internet is available. I hope you had a great couple of weeks in Fuerteventura, Adrian.

        November 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      • I think the way we are so connected these days Otto, it’s a blessing and a curse. I agree, it’s not so hard to be away from the Internet when one has no choice and how right you are that when it’s there, it’s difficult to stay away. I had a great couple of weeks away thank you Otto. Looking forward now to getting on with my winter projects. :-)

        November 8, 2016 at 9:25 am

      • And I look forward to seeing some new photos from you. :-)

        November 8, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      • Thank you Otto! I’m working on them. :-)

        November 8, 2016 at 6:06 pm

  18. Wow this is exquisite, Adrian, such amazing soft colors! Hope all is well, greetz, Ron.

    October 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

    • Hi Ron, Good to hear from you and thank you very much for your comment! Just back from a great trip to Fuerteventura, all is good with me, I hope the same with you! :-)

      November 7, 2016 at 9:16 am

      • All great here, thanks! Looking forward to photos from your trip!
        Greetz, Ron

        November 7, 2016 at 10:18 am

      • Good to hear Ron! Thank you! :-)

        November 7, 2016 at 4:57 pm

  19. Awesome shot!

    May 22, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    • Thank you very much Vanessa! :-)

      May 25, 2017 at 11:28 am