Last Thursday (Sept 15th), I attended the awards ceremony for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition in the beautiful Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The standard of images this year was incredible, with over 4500 entries from 80 countries!
I was lucky enough to be shortlisted again this year, this time for my "Starlight and Silhouettes" image in the "Stars and Nebulae" category, and I was thrilled to receive a "Highly Commended" (3rd Place) award in my category! Huge congratulations to Yu Jun for his stunning "Baily's Beads" image - definitely a worthy winner!
It was wonderful to meet up with the various judges (including the folks from the Sky at Night), other winners and nominees on the night.
Just to mention that all the 2016 winning images are currently on exhibit at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich from Sept 17th - more info here.
Here's a picture of me after the awards ceremony at the display of my "Starlight and Silhouettes" image, with a celebratory glass of bubbly in hand!