Nature’s energy – the photography competition

Georges Dedieu

The latest photography competition from the Languedoc Photography Group is all about nature’s energy.  As usual, there were some stunning entries.  The subject matter was very varied, but the three winners all took photos of clouds, showing the drama of nature’s energy.

Georges Dedieu is in first place, with his photo of an impressive storm cloud.  Georges said “We were on the Pic de Nore when the storm started in Minervois, we were in the right place at the right time, and with a little bit of luck, the photo created itself!”

Ian Ashforth is in second place, with his photo of Capestang (Hérault) taken from a house rooftop on a day when storms were expected.  “It was a sunny day, and suddenly the sky went dark, and then about 10 minutes after I took this picture, the storm arrived with very strong winds and a lot of rain. I didn’t have time to grab the Panasonic so had to use my phone.”

Ian Ashforth

Jane Doyle came in at third place with her photo of clouds in Ginoles (Aude).  She said, “This photo was taken from our back terrace. We were just starting dinner and we noticed the clouds forming.  It went dark very quickly and it was obvious a storm was coming, it was a bit frightening to be honest. I grabbed my camera and took a few shots as the thunder rolled around the mountains. The clouds were absolutely amazing, it was like Armageddon.”

Jane Doyle

In fourth place, and only just missing out on third place, was Denise Gilchrist‘s photo of salt crystals forming in Gruissan, Aude.

Denise Gilchrist

Thanks to all those who took part!

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