FOUR vintage planes fly in formation across a brilliant blue sky, leaving a trail of white smoke in their wake.
Hundreds of feet below on the ground, a Griffith photographer siezes the opportunity and clicks at the perfect moment.
The result – a breathtaking photo which has landed Rocco Pirrottina a silver medal in a prestigious international award.
Taken at the Temora Aviation Museum during one of its fly-days, the photo was honoured at last week’s 2013 EPSON International Panoramic Awards.
Mr Pirrotina, who runs Distant Light Production in Griffith, also won three bronze awards for nature photos at the same competition.
But it was this incredible, un-doctored image that impressed judges in the “built environment” category.
Mr Pirrottina said he was ecstatic at being honoured in his first foray into the competition.
“It is exciting to have my work judged by national and international judges, and to receive four awards was an unexpected and fantastic outcome,” he said.
“Having an involvement in landscape photography is exciting. Being out there in our great country in the most amazing locations, at that crucial moment when the light is right, is vital in achieving the desired results.”