The runner-up image for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 Young competition.
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Young Competition is for budding young astronomy photographers aged 15 or under. All winners are featured in our annual competition book and showcased in an exhibition at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
Runner-up in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 Young Competition
The runner-up image in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 Young Competition is 'What the City Does Not Show You' by Jasmeen Villalobos (USA), aged 15, taken at Canyon Lake, Arizona, USA on 7 April 2016, using a Canon EOS 1200D camera with 20 mm f/3.5 lens, at ISO 3200 with 30-second exposure.
What the photographer says
‘This image shows the silhouette of a man standing on a hill between one expanse of sky filled with light pollution and another filled with visible desert stars. I angled the camera towards a distant city, which allowed for more glow in the sky, but also at an angle to where stars would be visible without being affected by light pollution.’ Jasmeen Villalobos
What the judges say
‘An unassuming but nonetheless sophisticated picture. It tenderly suggests the contemplative pleasure of gazing into the wider universe.’ Melanie Vandenbrouck
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, sponsored by Insight Investment, is an annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos by amateur and professional astrophotographers. The winning images are showcased in a stunning exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.