'Mist and Reflections, Crummock Water, Cumbria' by Tony Bennett
A photograph of autumn mists drifting over Crummock Water in the English Lake District captivated the judges and wins top prize in this year’s search for the UK’s 'Landscape Photographer of the Year'.
Derbyshire-based photographer, Tony Bennett becomes the seventh person to win the overall title and the £10,000 prize. His picture was chosen by the judges from the thousands of entries that showcased the richly diverse landscape of the UK.
Charlie Waite, one of Britain’s best-loved landscape photographers and founder of Take a view said, "As each year passes, I am reminded of the great talent and commitment of those photographers who make supreme efforts to do justice to the UK’s stunning landscapes. Tony Bennett’s magical image evokes the spirit of the Lakes – a personal view that speaks to many."
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was given a runner up prize in the Adult Urban View category for her beautiful image 'City Twilight', showing the Thames barrier and London skyline at sunset.
The 2013 Awards are being held in association with Network Rail for the fourth year and their Special Award has proved a very popular part of the competition.
The Network Rail 'Lines in the Landscape' Award is for the picture that best shows the interaction of today’s rail network with the surrounding landscape and was won this year by David Cation, for his striking image of a steam train moving between the newly-painted girders of Scotland’s Forth Bridge.
Autumn views did particularly well this year and a vibrant image of woodland in Surrey, with colourful orange and yellow tones, has won Christopher Page the title of Young Photographer of the Year.
All successful entries can be seen in a free exhibition at the National Theatre in London from 7th December 2013. In addition, pictures from all four years of the Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Special Award can be seen together, for the first time, at the National Railway Museum in York from 23rd November.
The Awards book, Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 7, by AA Publishing, features over 150 winning and commended entries from this year’s competition and is published on 31 October 2013.
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