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Over the last week, I’ve been announcing and sending out the results of the Natural Landscape Photography Awards, and I have to say it’s been a pleasure running it this year. The quality of images is getting better every year, and the variety of images is astounding. In this issue, I’ve compiled a few photographs from the competition into a gallery, including some personal favourites not seen on the results page, and I’ve talked a little bit about the psychology behind judging processes.
On social media, there has been a lot of conversation about the UK Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, with quite a few entrants being disappointed in how it’s been run over the last few years and this year in particular. There have also been some negative comments from winners of the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year award, which have put a few noses out of joint.
Running a photography competition is a tough balancing act and one where if you don’t get the right level of respect for your entrants and give them value for money, even if they don’t win, it can put people off competitions completely. This is quite disappointing as I feel that a well-run award/competition can provide a useful focal point for the development and recognition of photography in general and landscape photography in particular.
Before getting my head immersed in book design and production, I went for a walk up in the hills with Charlotte and revelled in the rich, post-autumnal colour of the mountains. They never fail to rejuvenate!
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If you have retained your child-like sense of wonder for snow, then it’s likely that you’ll be enthralled by Jorma’s landscapes from the far north of Finland, which are all the more remarkable for the fact that they are taken during the polar night. more
Picking a photo for Endframe was exquisite torture. There isn’t a photographer I revere above all others. (There are too many to choose from!) Or even one particular favourite ‘go-to’ photo. (Ditto!) And don’t get me started on locations; I could happily wile away an afternoon looking at great landscape images from anywhere on the planet. Thinking about it, I could happily wile away an afternoon looking at great photos on any subject, not just landscapes. Can you see how more
Our 4x4 feature is a set of four mini landscape photography portfolios submitted by: Jesibel A. Fernández, Hans Foks, Jan Erik Waider & Jerome Colombo more
The Natural Landscape Photography Awards 2023 finished its judging just over a week ago and I’m really happy with how everything went. <chatgpt: insert superlative about landscape photographs> Exquisitely captured, this stunning collection of landscape photographs transports viewers on an awe-inspiring journey through nature's most breathtaking vistas, evoking an unparalleled sense of wonder and serenity.</chatgpt> <chatgpt: insert sentence about how great the organisers and judges were> I am absolutely elated and overjoyed by the seamless and successful judging of the more
Throughout those 25 years and the transition from film to digital, I have found myself coming back again and again to a small reach upstream of the bridge to Shoregill, where the river tumbles over a short series of low, moss-covered, limestone rock steps. more
To me, the picture of the ants on the wild teasel forms a clear metaphor for climate change. I am afraid that the ants did not survive the flooding because the flowers were completely submerged at the height of the flood. more