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Belle France Photo Competition 2018 Finalists

Congratulations to our 10 brilliant finalists! 

We've looked through hundreds of great entries but we think these photos really sum up the 'Authentically French' theme. Thank you too all who submitted photos to us and look out for your image in future blogs and publications!

The below images were judged by our team of France experts and the winner is...


Winner 2018
Book Stall in Paris by Mervyn Mitchell

Book Stall, Paris by Mervyn Mitchell
Book Stall, Paris by Mervyn Mitchell
Mervyn Mitchell - Winner 2018 Belle France Photography Competition
Mervyn Mitchell - Winner 2018 Belle France Photography Competition

About Mervyn

Mervyn Mitchell is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and he has an MA in Photography. He tutors photography to marginalised communities in Nottingham, having founded the Nottingham Photographers' Hub in 2011.

"I'm not a premeditative photographer, I use the digital negatives as a starting point to create images which are aesthetically pleasing to me and hopefully to the viewer."

"Paris is my favourite city in Europe and I have been visiting it with my wife at least once a year since 2007. The shot of the bookstall was taken using a Nikon D700 camera with a Sigma 50mm f2.8 lens after leaving our favourite café ‘Louis Philippe’ near the bridge of the same name. The image reminds me of one of the unique sights you see whilst strolling along the banks of the river Seine, the range of books is always a surprise!"


2018 Finalists

Roussillon, Provence by Annette Edgar
Roussillon, Provence by Annette Edgar
Eiffel Tower during the blue hour by Tim Shields
Eiffel Tower during the blue hour by Tim Shields
Cassis Harbour by Colin Page
Cassis Harbour by Colin Page
Moulin Rouge at night by Gareth Goldthorpe
Moulin Rouge at night by Gareth Goldthorpe
Galeries Lafayette by Stephen Lynch
Galeries Lafayette by Stephen Lynch
The Abbey, Sénanque by Tim Shields
The Abbey, Sénanque by Tim Shields
Beautiful Bridges of the Seine by Lorraine Pool
Beautiful Bridges of the Seine by Lorraine Pool
Gold Light by Gianluca Federighi
Gold Light by Gianluca Federighi
Bergerac by Diane Wargnier
Bergerac by Diane Wargnier

For more information, including information about the prize and terms & conditions, please visit our Photography Competition page.

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