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New: Weather and landscape photo winners

“Trees & Fog” by Preston Stoll

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and who doesn’t love a great photography contest? New to Pied Type is the Weather Photographer of the Year contest, sponsored by the Royal Meteorological Society and AccuWeather.

Some 7,700 entries were submitted from around the world and winners have already been announced. The Guardian has a great presentation of the top photos and you can see the winners on the RMetS site

A finalist, “Trees & Fog” happens to be my favorite (I don’t care for the winning photo), and not because the photographer is local — although that is certainly a nice bonus. The photo was taken near Steamboat Springs, Colo., in December 2017.

Stoll explained:

I had basically called it a day and was heading back when I noticed that a group of trees I liked were now in front of the fog bank which really helped separate them from the background. I pulled over and found just the spot to center them in the frame. It was mostly a ‘right place, right time’ situation and the photo needed basically no editing or processing, it was one of easiest photos I’ve ever taken.

Sometimes nature does all the work for you.

The photo was taken with a Nikon D750 with a telephoto lens.

While you’re on The Guardian site, don’t miss the winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Again, the overall winner is not my favorite. There are several others I like better, including this one:

Roman Road, Dorset | Leigh Dorey | Classic View adult winner

Dorey described the photo:

As the title suggests this was once a Roman road, built around 43AD as a supply route to a local fortress. It travels through deciduous woodland from the A35 in Upton to Corfe Mullen in Poole, Dorset. It is an area that I have visited with my camera many times before but none as ethereal as this morning was.

I love great photography.


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