David Byrne annouced as Take a View's Landscape Photographer of the Year
The winner of the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012, in association with Network Rail, has been announced, with David Byrne’s image of fishing boats taking the crown.
A dramatic black and white image of brooding Lindisfarne castle with unusual fishing boat sheds in the foreground impressed the judges and won top prize in the search for the UK’s Landscape Photographer of the Year. Staffordshire based photographer, David Byrne becomes the sixth person to win the overall title and the £10,000 prize.
His picture was chosen from the thousands of entries that showcased the richly diverse landscape of the UK. On hearing the news, David said: “I had no expectations of winning; I took the picture because I love monochrome landscapes and Britain has some of the best landscapes you can find. Getting in the final was brilliant but to win was out of this world.”
Charlie Waite, British landscape photographer and founder of Take a view said, “This year’s entries have once again met the very high standard set when Landscape Photographer of the Year was launched in 2007. Over the last six years, photographers have taken their cameras and set off in pursuit of images that they have been determined to achieve. Whether through sheer tenacity, or that glorious and often seemingly magical chance moment, they have once again made images for us both to wonder at and, as importantly, to remind us of the wonderful country that we are so fortunate to live in.”
Over 100 of the very best images will premier in a free exhibition at the National Theatre in London from 12th November 2012 supported by Epson. The Awards’ book, Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 6, by AA Publishing, features over 170 winning & commended entries from this year’s competition and will be released 31 October 2012.
To find out more about the competition and its winners visit the Take a View website.
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