Tim lives in Swannington and is a member of Swannington Heritage Trust.
His photograph was an immediate hit with judges Susan Bell, Chief
Executive of the National Forest Company, professional photographers
Christopher Beech and Robert Morris, and Annette McGrath, geologist
with the National Forest Company.
The sense of discovery in The Great Explorers
captured the imaginations of the judges. In golden dresses the four
explorers of Ashby Castle could be straight from the magical world of
Narnia. The magic here is that the experience is very real: they are
touching history and connecting with people far back in time.
Timeframe, which ran for the year leading up to 31 October 2005, was a
competition with a mission: to generate images showing local heritage
and the evidence of past lives and industries which can still be seen
today in South Derbyshire, North and West Leicestershire and East
"The response to
Timeframe has been fantastic
," said Lucy Ashworth,
Landshapes Community Officer. "The
quality and range of the images was outstanding, and now, as well as
the winners, we have a magnificent collection of pictures that record
many aspects of the landscape heritage of The National Forest.
66 people from within and beyond the Forest entered a total of 272
images. The photographs are now headed for a web-based archive on the
ambitious Landshapes website at www.landshapes.org , along with
selected images generated by over 60 people in photography workshops
across the Forest during 2005. These will available to view from the
All Timeframe winners will receive vouchers for photography equipment
at a prize giving in the New Year and winners and runners-up will be
invited to plant a tree in The National Forest in March 2006.
Winner: Stefan Bulbaczynskyj of Swannington, for Second
Cut taken in Swannington
Booth of Ashby for Dimminsdale Snowdrops
Buildings and Routeways
Winner: Sue Kendrick of Newbold, Coleorton, for Swannington
Runner up: Julian Price of Coalville, for New paved area for
Winner: Michael Booth of Ashby, for Moira in the
Runner up: Name withheld, Burton. Coors Maltings and
Drakelow Power Station
Winner: Catherine Illsley, Germany, for Patchwork
Runner-up: Sue Kendrick of Newbold, Coleorton for Plough the
Fields and Scatter, taken near Ashby.
The competition may be over but there is still time for amateur
photographers to see their own Forest images on the website. The
Landshapes team wants you to take a digital photo of a feature in the
Forest that has connections with the past. Please send your photo,
along with your name, address and telephone number to: Lucy Ashworth,
Landshapes Community Officer, The National Forest Company, Bath Lane,
Moira, Swadlincote, Derbys DE12 6BD or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact: 01283 551211