Each year a great proportion of the landscape photographic community work themselves up into a lather about the annual competition run by Take a View. Set up by Charlie Waite, one of the UK's most established and recognised landscape photographers, the awards offer recognition to those who are chosen to be part of the 'book' and exhibition that accompanies the final selection and is often known as just the acronym LPOTY. This year the winning image was by Mark Littlejohn a photographer that I have known for quite some time. Mark had 4 entries into the book and his stunning winning image "A beginning and an end" from Glencoe is a worthy winner, particularly so when backed up with his portfolio.
I was delighted to come runner up in the Classic View category with "A Sense of Belonging - Crummock Water" and also commended in the Your View category with "Overflow - Thirlmere". Both appear in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 8 published by AA publishing.
My Classic View runner up image was chosen to appear in the Sunday Times as part of the exclusive first look at winning images.
Here's just some of the other media that have picked up coverage of the awards (click to open):
Daily Telegraph (Image #2 is Crummock Trees)
There is a list of all winners on the Take a view website here
The exhibition accompanying the awards will open on December 1st at the new mezzanine level of Waterloo station in London.