Feeling the need for speed

Russian photographer Sergei Ilnitsky won second prize in the Sports category for his photograph "Conquering Speed".

The photo depicts Marinus Kraus of Germany in action during the qualifying round of the HS134 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, in December 2014.

Ukraine-born Ilnitsky also won first prize in the General News category for single pictures for his image titled "Kitchen Table", taken in Donetsk, Ukraine, in 2014.

This photo was shot with a Canon EOS-1DX with an EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens at shutter speed 1/15, focal length of 200mm, f-stop 6.3, ISO 400. Both of Ilnitsky's photographs and 143 more are on display at the National Museum of Singapore as part of the World Press Photo 2015 exhibition, which is on from 10am to 7pm daily until this Sunday.

There are guided tours on Saturday and Sunday, at 11am and 2pm (limited to 20 people each session, registration is on site).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 18, 2016, with the headline 'Feeling the need for speed'. Print Edition | Subscribe