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Award presentation for the Take a View competition

Award presentation for the Take a View competition - This years Landscape Photographer of the Year 2008 Exhibition has opened and ePHOTOzine member Chris Shepherd went along for the event.

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Photograph by Chris Shepherd

Photograph by Chris Shepherd.

On Monday 17th November The Landscape Photographer of the Year 2008 Exhibition opened with a private viewing for Award winners, invited guests and the press. The exhibition consists of over 100 images. Most of these images are shown as large format prints which really allow you to appreciate the quality of the individual images. During the evening Valerie Singleton, who was also a judge in the competition, presented the overall winners - Gary Eastwood and Gabrielle Barnes, with their prizes. The complete list of winners is:

  • Overall Winner: Gary Eastwood - Barney on Hove Seafront
  • Winner - Classic View: Simon Butterworth - Loch Dochard
    Runner-up - Classic View: Gary Waidson - Tandlewood
  • Winner - Living the View: Jason Ingram - Gardening
    Runner-up - Living the View: Kevin Walsh - Grounded Ferry
  • Winner - Phone View: Andy McGregor - Nairn Beach
    Runner-up - Phone View: Kevin Lelland - Stirling
  • Winner - Your View: Peter Bridgewood - Hope Valley
    Runner-up - Your View: Howard Kingsnorth - Maunsell Forts

Youth Class (16 and Under)

  • Overall Winner: Gabrielle Barnes - Poppies
  • Winner - Classic View: Anatole Sloan - Lake District
  • Winner - Living the View: Connor Matheson - Lone Tree near Barnsley
  • Winner - Phone View: James Bambridge - Derbyshire
  • Winner - Your View: Jamie Russell - Holywood

The competition and exhibition are sponsored by the combined tourist boards of the United Kingdom and it works very well as an advert for the beauty of these isles.

There was a noticeable increase in the number of HDR images in this years exhibition, showing the way technology is progressing in this area.

Photograph by Chris Shepherd
 Photograph by Chris Shepherd.

For me the real show stealing image was Keita Yasukawa's panoramic image of the millennium bridge consisting of 15-10 minute exposures stitched into one seamless image.

We bumped into ePHOTOzine member Kate Barclay who's highly commended image graces the cover of the book and was the publishers choice to represent the entire exhibition. Kate said she was "really chuffed" to be in the exhibition for the second time, and who can blame her. Well done Katie and all the other ePHOTOzine members who have won a place in the exhibition.

Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year 2008 Exhibition Details.

Exhibition dates: November 18th 2008 to January 17th 2009

Times: Mon to Sat - 9.30am to 10.30pm, Sun 12 - 6pm (excluding Bank Holidays, 21st, 28th Dec - check for details)

Venue:  Lyttelton Foyer, National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX 
020 7452 3400

Seeing Landscapes - Charlie Waite talks: To tie in with the exhibition, renowned landscape photographer, Charlie Waite, will give four talks at 11.30am on the 8th & 9th December 2008 and the 5th & 6th January 2009. Tickets: £5.00 from the box office.

For more information visit The National Theatre's website.

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thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
19 Nov 2008 4:03PM
I have just been over to the exhibition, it goes without saying there are some tremendous photographs to view. I'm left in 2 minds whether to just give up, or strive for the same accolades ...... Sad

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alansdottir 9 60 7 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 10:58PM
Just been to the website - the images are just stunning, so why am I left with tears in my eyes?

Beauty has that effect, sometimes...

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