Frozen Cowboy

PhotographerThomas Heitmar
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryGruet, Switzerland
Entry Description

-25°C (-13°F) and windy conditions. This Image has been taken in January 2014 in Finnland. When I discovered this frozen and deformed tree it reminded me of a Cowboy with his horse jumping out of the snow.

About Photographer

Thomas Heitmar is one of the leading landscape photographers in Switzerland and Publisher of several fine art calendars each year. Since 2012 he has been working as a full time professional photographer, regularly supplying imagery and undertaking commissions for a wide range of clients. Thomas first began teaching himself photography in the early 1990s, mainly from reading magazines and books, visiting seminars and workshops with local professional photographers and then putting these techniques into practice while traveling in the US, Canada, UK and Switzerland. This informal training enabled Thomas to develop his unique style to make his photographs instantly recognisable and highly in demand. Together with as provider, Thomas offers Phototours and Workshops in Switzerland, Scotland, Norway, Finland, USA and Namibia. He is specialised in Landscape and Nature Photography, Aurora Borealis, Architecture and Macro Photography. Local Workshops in Switzerland and Zürich can be booked on Previously to working as a professional photographer Thomas has had a varied and extensive career in the machinery and apparatus engineering industry with roles in Engineering, Project Management, Training, Customer Service, International Sales and Business Development. He received his bachelor's degree in Engineering und his MBA in Strategic Management. Thomas lives close to Zürich, Switzerland in the Zürcher Oberland Region together with his wife and artist Nadia. Nadia is well known for her large abstact paintings. Visit her Website under: