The House of the Seal, headquarters of the tourist office of the Diputación de Segovia, has received this morning the awards ceremony of the fifth edition of the Prodestur photo contest, which with more than thirty participating photographers and after a long and complicated The jury's deliberation crowned the image titled 'Night Rainbow over the hermitage of San Cebrián', by José Benito Trigo, as the best of those presented.
The snapshot, captured in panoramic format through several shots, was born, as explained this morning by the author, with the idea of "capturing the arch of the Milky Way that can be seen from the province." José Benito, who has said that it was the first time that he appeared in this contest, "encouraged by the insistence of friends and family," has apologized in the first place for the small controversy that arose in the first instance with the attribution of the hermitage of San Cebrián to another municipality, and with a smile he wanted to make it clear that the image was taken in Zarzuela del Pinar.
The winner has received from the president of the Diputación, Miguel Ángel de Vicente, and the deputy of Prodestur, Magdalena Rodríguez, his photograph printed in large format, in addition to the 700 euros with which the first prize is endowed. The president of the provincial institution wanted to emphasize that the call for this contest is also "a recognition of the work that many Segovians do for tourism promotion in the province" and has valued the "work carried out by Prodestur through his plan strategic to value characteristic elements of our province. " "One of the claims that Segovia has is the cleanliness of its sky, which allows the stars to be seen as another tourist resource," said Miguel Ángel de Vicente, before proceeding to the delivery of the second prize, endowed with 200 euros and received by another Segovian, Juan Carlos de la Fuente.
The photograph of De la Fuente, entitled 'Enamorados' and in which you can see the Tower of Santa Maria de Lovingos, was taken in a single photo with a telephoto lens during one of the night outings that the author's group of friends makes every time there is a full moon. "The idea was to get it out of the Tower, but due to the clouds we caught it a little more displaced and it was a cool frame," said the winner, who is not the first year to receive recognition in the Prodestur contest.
As Magdalena Rodríguez has advanced, the award-winning images, to which the prize of the hermitage of San Marcos de Narros de Cuéllar of Cuéllar del guipuzcoano is added in third place and with 100 euros Pablo Pérez de Urretxu, who has been forced to be absent from the awards ceremony, will be exhibited at the Internal Tourism Fair, INTUR 2019, and will also be used for next year's calendar.