A self-taught photographer has scooped a coveted award after taking stunning images of some of the most beautiful places on earth with the world’s most expensive digital camera. John Chapple has been awarded the Hasselblad Owners Club Photographer of The Month for July for his mesmerising image of the Colorado River meandering around Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona.
It was taken on a Hasselblad H3D-50 – considered to be one of the best and one of the expensive cameras in the world. The basic camera price starts at £20,000 but can quickly soar higher once lens are added.
The H3D-50 is a 50 megapixel camera – much, much higher than the standard eight megapixels found in the iPhone 5 camera and other digital recorders.