The autumn's best picture at #aibelpics

Terje Nicolaysen won first prize in the competition for Aibel employees on Instagram. The picture was taken in Nygårdsparken in Bergen.

fotokonkurransenTerje Nicolaysen: Nygårdsparken. Awarded a camera

Terje Nicolaysen won first prize in the competition for Aibel employees on Instagram. The picture was taken in Nygårdsparken in Bergen.

“This was a surprise, now I'm really pleased,” the winner says. Terje is a somewhat advanced amateur photographer who has been taking photos for many years. “I take the pictures in RAW format with a Nikon camera, and this subject is from Nygårdsparken in Bergen,” he says.

He works at Aibel's office in Bergen. The prize is compact camera.

The jury is of the opinion that the winning photo is picturesque and beautiful. The reflection in the water draws your gaze inwards into the picture. The picture is well composed and has great colour tones. This is a picture one can gaze at for a long time, and constantly see new things.

“There were a lot of great pictures, I really didn't expect this,” Terje explains.

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No easy job

The competition was tough. More than 1,000 entries were submitted in the course of a couple of months. Participants were from all over the world, and quality was really high.

“Indeed,” says jury member Elisabeth Tønnessen. She works as a photographer and confirms that the level the of competition has been very high. “This was no easy job for the jury, but we're happy about the result.”

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The theme of the contest was autumn. Employees in five different countries were encouraged to tag images with #aibelpics on Instagram.

“It's obvious that this has really struck a chord among our colleagues. It's astonishing that there are so many great photographers who work for Aibel,” says Communications Director Bjørg Sandal.

“It's important to note that #aibelpics will not be shut down. People can keep adding pictures, and we'll continue to present them on our intranet. Several of the locations have dedicated photo clubs through the welfare services, so feel free to join. Tag pictures and get to know all of Aibel's talented instagrammers,” Sandal says.

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Published 2013-12-03, 13:14 CET Updated 2014-01-22, 03:33 CET

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