When You Reach for the Star!

 

The Grand Prize Winner!

One online competition, two intense face-off rounds, three beautiful locations, 29 talented photographers and 685 photographs later, the winner of Frame the Star was gifted the stunning Mercedes-Benz CLA in an awards ceremony in Mumbai.

Kevin Nunes

Kevin Nunes

“I was very excited to be in the finals, but, winning the competition is almost unbelievable! Being selected from 29 other photographers is no easy feat, and I feel especially lucky. As a car lover, I was eagerly looking forward to shooting the beautiful Mercedes-Benz CLA 200. Both the locations I went to were spectacular as well. The entire exercise has only heightened my curiosity to explore automobile photography! I was really pushed to think out of the box so as to distinguish my art from all the other skilled photographers who were a part of Frame the Star. Call it serendipity, but recently a coconut fell on my car and damaged it… almost like a sign that the gorgeous CLA was coming into my life!”

Kevin Nunes  Age 30, Mumbai  “I like how I could see a myriad of elements all in one space. Right from the wooden interiors of the resort, the car parked downstairs, to the mountains and trees in the distance.”  Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Lens: Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM Exposure: 1/80 sec, f/4, ISO 800

Kevin Nunes
Age 30, Mumbai
“I like how I could see a myriad of elements all in one space. Right from the wooden interiors of the resort, the car parked downstairs, to the mountains and trees in the distance.”
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM Exposure: 1/80 sec, f/4, ISO 800

Kevin Nunes  Age 30, Mumbai  “As it was raining, the lens kept getting wet. To see what the frame would look like, I stopped wiping the lens and was able to capture one of my favourite images in the entire series.”  Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM  Exposure: 1/80 sec, f/3.2, ISO 500

Kevin Nunes
Age 30, Mumbai
“As it was raining, the lens kept getting wet. To see what the frame would look like, I stopped wiping the lens and was able to capture one of my favourite images in the entire series.”
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: 1/80 sec, f/3.2, ISO 500

Kevin Nunes  Age 30, Mumbai  “In a serendipitous moment, as I was thinking about my next frame, the car and cloud aligned. To me, it looked as though the car had a thought cloud hovering above it, like from a comic.”  Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM  Exposure: 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 320

Kevin Nunes
Age 30, Mumbai
“In a serendipitous moment, as I was thinking about my next frame, the car and cloud aligned. To me, it looked as though the car had a thought cloud hovering above it, like from a comic.”
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 320

Kevin Nunes  Age 30, Mumbai  “With this photo, I wanted to create a more geometrical and graphical way of looking at the car, along with the obvious mood created by the rain.”  Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Lens: Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L USM  Exposure: 1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800

Kevin Nunes
Age 30, Mumbai
“With this photo, I wanted to create a more geometrical and graphical way of looking at the car, along with the obvious mood created by the rain.”
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: 1/60 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800

Kevin Nunes  Age 30, Mumbai  “For this multiple exposure, I first made a picture of the bonnet after which I found the perfect set of leaves to jutting out.”  Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Lens: Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L USM  Exposure: 1/60 sec, f/18, ISO 160

Kevin Nunes
Age 30, Mumbai
“For this multiple exposure, I first made a picture of the bonnet after which I found the perfect set of leaves to jutting out.”
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure: 1/60 sec, f/18, ISO 160

Kevin Nunes  Age 30, Mumbai  “The tree in the frame seemed like a lone sentinel to me.”  Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Lens: Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM  Exposure: 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 320

Kevin Nunes
Age 30, Mumbai
“The tree in the frame seemed like a lone sentinel to me.”
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: 1/200 sec, f/4.0, ISO 320

Kevin Nunes  Age 30, Mumbai  “I let the exposure continue even after the car came to halt. This allowed me to capture a ghost-like image of it.”  Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III  Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM  Exposure: 20sec, f/14, ISO 200

Kevin Nunes
Age 30, Mumbai
“I let the exposure continue even after the car came to halt. This allowed me to capture a ghost-like image of it.”
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Exposure: 20sec, f/14, ISO 200

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