Do you want to win a free week end in Chianti, Tuscany? Then come to Villa le Barone and take part in its yearly photo contest!
This year Andrew Hornig, UK, and Malin Mared, Sweden, won the 2 first prizes of the 2015 contest, and 10 other competitors won 1 bottle of Chianti Classico. Jury members were from all parts of the world!
Andrew Hornig, UK, won 2 free nights at Villa le Barone. The Jury members found his pictures technically superb, with lovely captures of architecture, nature, and people enjoying life in Chianti and Tuscany! Malin Mared, Sweden, won one night, with great panoramic shots of the Chianti and of Villa le Barone with perfect composition and lighting.
10 other guests in 2015 won a bottle of Chianti:
Carla Holloway captured very well the spirit of the Villa with shots of the interiors as well as the surroundings. Marie Nakasawa highlighted some of Villa le Barone and Tuscany’s vibrant and active wildlife. Melissa Goldsmith captured many different aspects of the Villa: a single flower, landscape, interiors. John Dempster highlighted small things contributing so much to the atmosphere of the place: an open door, a bottle of wine, a flickering candle. Barrie Duffield gave an ambience of magical Tuscany. Mary Bing brought out extremely well the charm of Chianti in autumn. Charlie Hargraves highlighted the links between manmade and the natural world: a vine snaking its way along the roof, a bench amidst the foliage, a wall bisecting a green field. Michelle Bunch had interesting shots of Tuscan life: scooters, doors, musician… Joe Galea with its “ smile in the dining room” , the best captured impromptu shot, the happiness of the surprised client who looks at the tarte with the birth day candle.., the friendliness of the staff… at the Restaurant in Le Barone, Andy Fitzjohn sent a beautiful picture of the butterfly and of the pool trough an olive tree. Sanvi and Gourang Agrawal sent pictures of superb sunsets.
Jury members were:
Angélique Droessaert, photographer, www.adartphoto.com, Blanche de Crepy , Directrice, Tectona, www.tectona.net, Isabelle de Tavernost , photographer, Justin and Christine Fields, winner of the 2014 competition, Robin Calderon , Painter, robincalderon.com.
The photo contest is also taking place in 2016!