Lourensford Estate has announced the winners of the Summer category of its #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition, which features the beauty of the farm as it is transformed by the seasons. The competition is attracting enthusiastic support and there are still three seasons to shoot to win, with Autumn up next.
The winning public entry for Summer is by Nadia Williams, from Strand.
“I love the idea of photographing something so plain and simple that could draw a story behind it. I captured this image by laying flat on the ground and trying to capture the sunlight coming through the trees – how I chose to represent the summer season,” said Williams.
Lourensford has also teamed up with some of the country’s leading Instagram photographers and the Summer winner in this category is Clifford Wort.
“When I took this image, I just tried to capture the stunning beauty of the Proteas found on the Lourensford farmlands, as well as the majesty of the Helderberg,” said Wort. “The Helderberg Mountain is one of my favourites and shooting it from Lourensford was one of the first things I did when I become serious about photography. I love bringing to life scenes through photography and the beauty of the Western Cape makes it easy for me.”
Wort captured the image on a Canon 7D Mark II Camera, with a Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. The settings used were 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 100, 33mm.
“I am very happy to be part of the #SeasonsOfLourensford competition. I fell in love with the landscapes at Lourensford long ago and it has been an absolute honour and privilege to be able to be part of it. And now winning, is such a great surprise and I am so thankful to Lourensford for choosing my picture,” said Wort.
Both winners receive a Lourensford Estate Wine collection valued at R1 000. Their images are also eligible for the Grand Prize, which includes a one-night stay at Erinvale plus a Lourensford Estate experience valued at R5 000, to be announced at the opening of the inaugural #SeasonsOfLourensford exhibition in November 2017.
“We launched #SeasonsOfLourensford because we knew our gardens, natural Fynbos, orchards, vineyards and mountains would inspire photographers to capture the distinctive beauty of each season,” said Koos Jordaan, GM of Lourensford Wines. “The photography that has been uploaded to Instagram is of an incredibly high standard, and we agree wholeheartedly that these winning images best capture Summer-time at Lourensford.”
The public enter by uploading an image taken at Lourensford Estate to their personal Instagram feeds, ensuring they tag @Lourensford and use the hashtags #SeasonsOfLourensford and #LoveLourensford. Lourensford selects the best images for each season, reposts them on the @Lourensford Instagram feed and invites the public to comment on their favourite. The image that gets the most unique votes wins.
“We really look forward to seeing the images submitted for Autumn and welcome all Instagram users to capture the season before the 31 May deadline,” said Jordaan.
The #SeasonsOfLourensford competition deadlines:
- Autumn – 31 May 2017
- Winter – 31 August 2017
- Spring – 31 October 2017