"Edge of Adventure"
Location: Island of Kalsoy, Faroe Islands, Denmark
Date: August 2022
Photographer: Steven Hirsch @dochirschphotography
Ohio State Affiliation: Alumni
Home Country: United States
Award: Honorable Mention
2022 International Photography Exhibition
Description: "With the Covid restrictions easing in the world, I took the opportunity to trek to the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic this summer. Known for its salmon to culinary enthusiasts its also known to photographers for extreme hiking and amazing views. The island of Kalsoy is only accessible by ferry and the hikes there are spectacular. On this cool summer evening after a 5 km hike in the mud to the top of Kalsoy the sun set at 11:30 p.m. was just incredible. The landscape is green, lush, jagged and it dangles beautifully on cliffs hundreds of feet above the ocean. This image is of a friend of mine climbing to the apex of the cliff for scale. The cliffs in the distance are the edges of each island as they hang over the ocean."