Niall Irvine said: "Edgaras's winning porfolio on the theme of water
has three beautifully composed images. The soft light helps to focus directly
on the droplets of water, and the images are simplified down to the essence
of the theme. Viewed as a whole, the portfolio allows the viewer to understand
the close-up detail of the water drops, giving the effect of being there."
1st place &
Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2016:
Edgaras Borotinskas, HND Photography,
Forth Valley College - Nature's Tears Portfolio
Edgaras said: "When people
are happy or sad they cry. I think nature's tears are water drops. Is nature
happy or sad? It is up to you to decide
"I am so happy and proud of this award. Last year I entered the Student
category and when I was shortlisted, it motivated me to improve. Passion,
motivation and dedication helped to do that. Taking
pictures makes me happy and when other people like my work it doubles that.
"I want to thank Scottish
Nature Photography Awards and everyone who helped me to improve as a photographer."
2nd place: Megan-Bridget Maher-McCrystal, BA (Hons) Photography,
Edinburgh Napier University - Scottish Waters Portfolio