We’re thrilled that four brilliant robertharding photographers were featured in this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year contest (LPOTY). Yorkshire-based photographer David Speight was commended in the ‘Classic View’ category for two beautiful pictures taken in the stunning Scottish Highlands: Kilchurn Castle at Sunrise, Loch Awe; and Ben Nevis and Loch Linnhe at Corpach. As well as taking photos, David also runs a busy programme of landscape photography based workshops and tuition from various UK locations.
Lizzie Shepherd, another amazing Yorkshire-based shooter, won commended in the ‘Classic View’ category for: Pathway to the Clouds, Guisecliff, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, England, as well as being commended in the ‘Your View’ category for her amazing abstract photo: Lochan Fish, Isle of Harris, Scotland. Lizzie hopes that, as well as showcasing classic views, her photographs reveal a little bit of the less obvious, hidden scenes – things that people might otherwise just walk by. ‘Lochan Fish’ is a perfect example of this.
Nature photographer Matthew Cattell was commended in the ‘Your View’ category for this wonderful image of Puffins on Skomer Island, off Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales. Matthew considers it his mission to promote an appreciation of the natural world by capturing the behaviour of the wildlife on our doorstep.
Digital screens displayed winning photographs from the 11th LPOTY competition on the balcony of London’s busiest station, Waterloo, with special guest, woodsman & television personality, Ray Mears presenting the awards. The exhibition continues until 4th of February 2018 on Waterloo Station, and later travels to other stations throughout Britain. See the LPOTY site, for the latest updates.