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Picture credit: Zoltán Balogh

Hungarian photographer Zoltán Balogh has won a global competition with an image captured on a cold, quiet morning on the River Danube.

Zoltán?s photograph, entitled The Last Tower, won the Art of Building title in an online vote by members of the public.

?I captured the image on a cold and silent morning at the bend of the River Danube, in Esztergom, Hungary,? said Zoltán who won £1,500 in the contest, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Building.

?I went there with my friend to see this old boat loader building and take some images.?

He explained that the structure is a well-known subject that has captured the imagination of many other Hungarian photographers.

?I wanted to create my own take on it. What I like about the photograph is the environment and mood it creates, especially the loneliness of the tower in the water.?

The competition aims to ?challenge people?s perceptions? of the built environment.