Landscape photographer of the Year awards 2015

I am pleased to announce one of my pictures has been commended in this years Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. 

Taken on the South Downs in West Sussex when I decided to go a little further east from my local Downland haunts. It was Saturday afternoon almost a year ago and it was nice to explore new landscape for a change. I was already content with a bout of exercise and lungs refilled with fresh air, so started to drive back home but before I reached the junction I could not help notice the 'light modelling' accentuated on the rolling hills from the lower sunlight and made a snap decision for a U turn. I had enough time to back track and after a couple of hills was presented with this view. Lens flair was an issue with the low sun rays almost directly hitting the lens and with wind vibration on the telephoto but just about pulled out the image. 

Instinct paid off on this occasion and good reason to venture again a little further along the South Downs. 

The exhibition will be held at London Waterloo from 23rd November 2015 until the 7th February 2016 and will also include a large digital display.  My picture will also be published in Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 9 book released today. 

 

Free Range - South Downs, West Sussex