Peristyle image takes top spot in 'The Spirit of City Park' photo contest _lowres

'Peristyle' by Dylan Barbier -- Best overall photo, City Park Photo contest, 2014.

Donaldsonville shutterbug Dylan Barbier’s keen eye and attention to detail helped him win the first place overall award in the Spirit of City Park photo contest.

He captured the photo of the Peristyle on his first visit to New Orleans City Park.

Barbier, a chemical plant operator, spends his days off roaming south Louisiana, cameras in hand. He enjoys shooting plantations, sunsets and Catholic churches.

The photo features dark clouds hanging over the park structure.

The contest — City Park’s first — pulled in more than 470 entries, park officials said. Photos shot in the park between April 1 and May 31 were eligible.

Categories were animals, people, trees, recreation/sports, art/architecture and flowers/plants.

The winning photographs will be exhibited at the park’s Morning Call cafe in July.