/ 2020 / Nature / Sunsets

Zeus

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Sunsets
  • Company
    Thor Fine Art Photography
  • Photographer
    Torleif Lie
  • Credit
    Torleif Lie

A certain time of year the sun will set at the perfect angle and illuminate the Kjerag mountain wall and the raging waterfall in luminescent orange and red, resembling a wall of molten lava. As the light catches the water it creates a glowing, fiery phenomenon.

I used various visual elements-elements of design; line, shape, color, texture, pattern, form and space to create an optical illusion of the Greek god Zeus lightning bolt.

In ancient Greek religion, Zeus was a sky and weather god. He was regarded as the sender of thunder and lightning and his traditional weapon was the thunderbolt.

My vision is to travel the globe on an eternal quest to capture unique moments in time, by creating imagery of our magnificent and fragile planet.

Capturing the raw beauty and living energy of Mother Nature with all her natural wonders and beautiful creatures is my inspiration and what I live and crave for.

Through the imagery I create I try to reach out to touch the heart and soul of my audience and to open their mind and awareness for the enchanting beauty of the natural wonders in the world that we live in.

I welcome you to take part of my journey through the images I create.

Awards 2019
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
- International Photographic Competition 2019
Silver Medalist
Enchanted + Accepted in the Loan Collection
White Angel + Accepted in the Merit Collection
Valhalla Rising + Accepted in the Merit Collection
Yemaya + Accepted in the Merit Collection

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2019
White Angel + Bronze

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2019
Valhalla Rising + Gold
Oneiri + Bronze
Sentient Beauty + Bronze

International Color Awards 2019
Desert Cathedral + Honorable Mention
Gaia + 12th Photoshow Awards Nominee
Buffalo + 12th Photoshow Awards Nominee

Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)
Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 - Finalist - Ranked # 6 in Europe

Federation of European Professional Photographers (FEP)
- Individual Image Awards 2019
Valhalla Rising + Distinction Award
White Angel + Merit
Chimera + Merit
Golden Hour + Merit

One Eyeland
- World`s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2019
Ranked #1 in Norway

2018
One Eyeland Photography Awards 2018
Photographer of The Year – Norway

Tokyo International Photography Awards (TIFA) 2018
Valhalla Rising + Bronze

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2018
Golden Hour + Bronze

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2018
Enchanted + Bronze

One Eyeland Awards
- World`s Top 10 Black & White Photographers 2018
Ranked #5 in the United States

2017
One Eyeland Awards
- World's Top 10 Landscape Photographers 2017
Title Winner - Ranked #8 in the World
Ranked #2 in the United States

One Eyeland Photography Awards 2017
Gaia - Bronze

Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3) 2017
Desert Cathedral + Silver

Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) 2017
Golden Hour + Silver

2016
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
- International Photographic Competition 2016
Chrysopelea + Accepted in the Merit Collection