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Weather Photographer Of The Year 2016 Competition Winners

Weather Photographer Of The Year 2016 Competition Winners  - The Royal Meteorological Society has announced the winners of its 2016 photography competition.

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Tornado on show

'Tornado on show' © Tim Moxon, Overall Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

 

The Royal Meteorological Society and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) have announced the winners of the Weather Photographer of the Year 2016 competition.

Tim Moxon's image 'Tornado on Show' secured him the title of Weather Photographer of the Year 2016 while Ben Cherry took 1st place in the over 16s category with ''Sprite lightning'. James Bailey one the 16 and under category with the image 'Hailstorm and rainbow over the seas of Covehithe' and 'Storms Cumbria' by Paul Kingston was named the Public's Favourite. 

 

Sprite lightning

'Sprite Lightning' © Ben Cherry, 1st Place over 16s Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

 

Commenting on why 'Tornado on show' won the Overall Weather  Photographer  of  the  Year  award,  Tim  Rudman, international  photographer  said:  "Tim Moxon’s  dramatic  photograph  fulfils  all  the  requested  criteria  supremely  well.  It  captures  in a moment, and at close quarters, an intensely dramatic weather event, showing both the formation and impact of the tornado. The inclusion of the storm chasers adds scale and a human element, which irresistibly engages the viewer. The exposure is spot on and the composition compelling.”

 

Hailstorm and rainbow over the seas of Covehithe

'Hailstorm and rainbow over the seas of Covehithe' © James Bailey, 1st Place16 and under Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

 

Tim Moxon said: "A classic severe weather setup in the high plains of Colorado near the town of Wray yielded one of the most photogenic tornadoes of the year. We were just ahead of the storm as the tornado started and tracked with it as it grew from a fine funnel to a sizeable cone tornado. At this moment the twister was at its most photogenic while it's parent supercell continued to be manageable. We were among a number of people, including those you see in the shot, nervously enjoying the epic display nature put on for us. Taken on a Canon 5DS-R with a Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS lens, 1/160, f/5.6, 24mm, ISO400, 4 May 2016."

Storms Cumbria

'Storms Cumbria' © Paul Kingston, The Public's Favourite Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

 

More than 800 photographs were submitted and entries ranged from weather phenomena such as clouds, lightning, rain, fog or snow through to the impact of weather on humans, cities and the natural landscape. 

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xGei8ht 8 68 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2016 10:29AM
Excellent photo's.

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