First Place: Billie-Jo Miller, Spanaway, Washington, USA
What David had to say: This is a spectacular shot; reminiscent of the powerful oil paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries. I love the way the lightning has created a sharp, momentary flash of brightness that draws you into that dark, menacing cloud. Beautifully composed.
Second Place: Shelley Johnson
Title: “Dancing Inferno”
What David had to say: I love the raw energy of this shot and you can almost feel the heat coming off that flame. I also like the contrast of the complex, dancing patterns of the fire against the linearity of the background. A wonderful composition.