Crisan’s lightning photo bolts him to top prize

Published 9:15 am Friday, September 21, 2012

NATURE’S FURY: Costica Crisan, of Jakin, Ga., used perfect timing to capture this photo of a lightning bolt, and earn first place in the Southwest Georgia Farm Credit’s 2012 photography contest.

Special to The Post-Searchlight

Costica Crisan said there was no special reason he braved the elements to take the mesmerizing photo he titled, “Lightning.” In fact, he said, when it comes to Mother Nature, he takes photographs of all kinds — wherever he sees something that catches his eye.

Crisan, of Jakin, Ga., earned “Best Overall” and $150 for his entry in the 2012 Southwest Georgia Farm Credit photo contest.

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“We continue to be awed and amazed by the quality and creativity in the photos submitted each year,” said Liz Nogowski, marketing and administrative officer at Southwest Georgia Farm Credit. “Our judges spend the time to review each and every one — and it’s a difficult decision to find the best among such high quality photographs. There’s no doubt that we have plenty of beauty — in nature and in our neighbors — right here in Southwest Georgia.”

Lacey Richardson of Miller County earned first place in the Kids & Nature category, with a photo she titled, “Bringin’ in the Harvest.”

Bruce Johnson of Mitchell County earned first place in Life on the Farm with his photo named “Water Break.”

In the At Home in the Country category, Lori Bearden Wurtz of Webster County took first place with “Old Chevy.”

And in the Rural Landscapes category, Lauren Turner of Decatur County took first place with “Water for the Thirsty.”

Visit Southwest Georgia Farm Credit on Facebook to see all of the winning photos.