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Sony UK release stunning new images by landscape photographer Joe Cornish

Press release   •   May 20, 2014 17:16 BST

One of the world’s most influential large format landscape photographers, Joe Cornish, has shot a number of stunning images of Icelandic and Scottish scenery to mark the launch of the Sony Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R.

These images form part of a series of photography commissions with leading photographers Bay Garnett, Joshua Hoffine and Gavin Evans for the Sony Alpha 7 Full Frame Photography Academy.

From stunning landscapes to meticulous, theatrical horror sets to beautifully detailed fashion portraits, Sony has brought together a diverse set of creative photography specialists to test the new, multi-award winningSony Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R - the professional, portable 35mm full frame, interchangeable lens cameras heralded as true game changers in their field.

Armed with the Sony Alpha 7R, Joe travelled to the northern slopes of the Cairngorms in Scotland, where he trekked into the deep glens that run into the mountains. Here he captured snow covered peaks that range over tree lined foothills and rugged terrain.

The Icelandic images feature the southern coastal strip of the island where the landscape is dominated by volcanic mountains, huge glaciers and the coast itself, which has huge cliffs that fall into black sand beaches. These breath-taking shots show the sea meeting the rocky coastline and the beautiful ice formations that form in the sub-zero temperatures of winter.

Joe’s images capture landscapes in astounding detail with the beautiful light of winter moving into spring. The imagery reflects the capabilities of the ground-breaking and already multi-award winning Sony Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R.

Joe commented on the commission. “Every outdoors photographer dreams of a super high quality camera that is also really small and light. To have this level of image quality in such a small camera is unprecedented.”

Joe has previously been a judge for Wildlife Photographer of the Year, is an honorary Fellow of the RPS and hosts the Natural History Museum's Understanding Photography evenings. Celebrated for his acclaimed photography books, he owns a gallery in Northallerton, Yorkshire and has created photography commissions for the National Trust and Visit Britain to name a few.

Featuring 35mm full-frame CMOS sensors in a small and lightweight body, both the 24.3 million-pixel Sony Alpha 7 and 36.4 million-pixel Alpha 7R are truly portable cameras, allowing photographers to get the best image quality possible in a palm-sized camera body – far smaller and lighter than a bulky DSLR.

Together with the powerful new BIONZ X processor and an improved XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with wide field of view, the interchangeable lens cameras from Sony are packed with practical features. From its dust/moisture-resistant magnesium alloy body to extensive custom controls to NFC and Wi-Fi, it is not difficult to see why these cameras are already multiple award winners.

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