Friday, November 26, 2010

British Landscape Photographer of the Year

It's easy to see why this picture won:

But the runners-up were also stunning. You can see them here.

10 comments:

Martin H. said...

They are, simply, stunning.

christinelaennec said...

Thank you so much for that. Amazing!

sukipoet said...

breathtaking. thanks for sharing these. you all must have a lot of mist there?

Sam Jordison said...

I hate to disagree on my favourite blog, but I'm afraid, I don't realy like it. Looks like it's been meddled with far too much. All these colour re-balanced and photoshopped pictures - especially of landscapes - provoke the same reaction as CGI in me.

Steerforth said...

Maybe it has been touched-up, but I've seen winter sunrises like this.

Yes, Suki, we do get a lot of early morning mist in the countryside, at certain times of the year. One of my favourite memories is of standing in a field in Dorset at dawn, with mist swirling around me. It was completely silent, apart from the barely audible squeaking of field mice.

Mrs Jones said...

Oh, dagnabit! This competition was open to everyone and I was going to put in one or two of my photos - and I forgot!! Oh well, the selection they've put up are stunning, I doubt my little snaps would have come anywhere...

The Poet Laura-eate said...

I think the coastal one wins by a nose for me as this seems just a little over-photoshopped, appealing as it otherwise is.

In fact I'd like to see a ban on the photoshopping of competition photographs just as I don't want athletes to start being allowed to take performance-enhancing drugs.

Sam Jordison said...

I agree poet Laura-eate... especially pictures of landscapes. I find it infuriating. I'd much rather look at nature than someone else's (invariably lurid) interpretation of how nature should be... And the athlete analogy is a good one. I just don't trust what I'm seeing nowadays. So when a genuinely good photo comes along, I rarely beleive it...

Sam Jordison said...

I agree poet Laura-eate... especially pictures of landscapes. I find it infuriating. I'd much rather look at nature than someone else's (invariably lurid) interpretation of how nature should be... And the athlete analogy is a good one. I just don't trust what I'm seeing nowadays. So when a genuinely good photo comes along, I rarely beleive it...

Anonymous said...

I can see why you chose this one, in particular, Steerforth; it has a sort of Victorian water-colour look about it. At first glance I thought it was another lucky rescue from the skip... If it had been Victorian, though, there certainly would have been a sheep or two in there somewhere.
Anna C