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Photocrowd Clouds Competition – Results

Photocrowd Clouds Competition – Results

The results for the Photocrowd Competition have been revealed with myself being the expert judge for the Clouds category! With 935 photos submitted and 139,068 votes cast by the public, this was a bigger competition that I first anticipated. I can’t express how difficult it was to pick a winner from such an array of wonderful photos.

From sunsets to stormy skies, there was such a variety of shots to choose from as so many talented photographers entered their photos. I was inspired by how creative everyone had become, showing that there is such diversity in clouds with their various shapes and forms.

First Place: Renato Granieri

This photo is beautifully and sensitively composed - the UFO cloud dominates the scene, but is positioned perfectly to one side of the frame and is well balanced by the mountain on the right.

Second Place: Paulo Rebelo

This image is a worthy 2nd place and was a whisker away from the 1st for me. It has been composed beautifully, allowing the sky, the tones and the clouds to hold the attention whilst balancing the exposure perfectly to give us this wonderful peaceful landscape below it.

Third Place: Dan Gindling

A stunning image rich in colour and contrast set in a beautiful South American landscape. The photographer has balanced the composition well and set off the clouds against this mountainous landscape.

I’d like to thank PhotoCrowd for letting me be a part of the competition and giving me the opportunity to judge such amazing photos. You can read the full reviews and see the rest of my expert choices on the Photocrowd website. The crowd winners are also available, being voted on by the general public.

Don’t worry if you've missed out on this competition, I'm holding my own Spring Competition that’s running right through until June!   Details will be posted soon.  This gives you plenty of time to prepare your best shots to be entered and be put up in the running for some amazing prizes. No matter what skill level you’re at, everyone is eligible to enter!

Congratulations to everyone that won.