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There are eleven days to go until the submissions for the Natural Landscape Photographer of the Year close and, so far, it’s been a success beyond our expectations. So much so that we’ve reached our major goal of being able to publish an awards book at the end of the competition.
In fact, as you may have read previously, the book was one of our primary goals with the competition but needed a lot of money to achieve. Our plan was to have the book as a virtual exhibition of the photographs that the judges compile during their assessment. We really hope the book will demonstrate the massive range of excellent photography that is achievable while working in the ‘eyewitness tradition’.
We also wanted the book to be more than just an exhibition catalogue of the winners and, as such, we plan to include essays and stories from the judges, entrants and guests on the ‘natural landscape’ theme. If you have entered or plan to enter the competition, please accept a massive thank you from me and the team ... and if not, I thank you for bearing with the repeated conversations about it!
I also wanted to add that we really want to get more Youth entrants and so if you know anybody who has taken some great photographs, and who is 17 or younger, please tell them that entering the competition is free and there are about £750 of prizes for the Youth winner and not a lot of entries so far. We’re happy to help with the entry process if anybody has problems.
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To me, his photography encompasses an absolute mastery of the technical side of the medium with a strong sense of emotion more
Everyone loves the long hot summer days, the short, warm nights, the bright greens of summer…everyone it seems, except grumpy old landscape photographers! more
Man's influence on the landscape here is obvious and almost unavoidable photographically. I decided to embrace this and to make the transformation of the land and man's influence on it the subject of the photographs. more
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The reason that I’ve approached the photograph in this way is that it reminds me so much of one of the masterpieces of German Romanticism, Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer over the Sea of Fog (1818 more