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Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year

Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year - EPZ member Jon Gibbs has been chosen from a selection of over 20,000 entrants to win landscape Photographer of the year.

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Scroby Sands Yarmouth by Jon Gibbs
Jon's winning image of an Offshore windfarm at Scroby Islands, Great Yarmouth.


Jon's entry, taken in his hometown of Great Yarmouth in August last year, was selected from over 20,000 landscape images winning the grand prize of £10,000. “I chose the image for the competition because it's a dramatic image with very nice light and i believed the placing of the lightning behind the turbines gave the image a feeling of energy whilst also highlighting two very differing forms of energy itself”

The competition, entitled Take A View, was organised by the AA and the Sunday Times and developed from an idea by landscape photographer Charlie Waite. With four categories including classic landscapes, landscapes with people in them, your view, and landscapes recorded on mobile phones, the competition made its debut this year, but is expected to become an annual event.

In addition to the prize money, the image will also be featured in a six week exhibition at London's South Bank and published in a full colour book. said John. “I was very shocked to start with but also very proud - there are some very good landscapers out there so it's nice to be picked out from so many marvellous entries.”

A gallery of winning images can be found at the Times website. To see more of Jon's work, please visit his profile.

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adamburton 14 627 11 United Kingdom
Well done Jon. Really pleased for you mate.

Thoroughly deserved!!!!


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Big congratulation Mate. You've worked bl@#dy hard and it's great that you've finally got the recognition you deserve!

User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
Congratulations Jon...

er! It's a seascape Smile
Great shot to submit to image libraries to illustrate power. Well done.
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
Big well done from all of us at ePHOTOzine. It's great to know it's one of our members who won this Smile
Well done Jon you deserve it.
A first rate result - well done

IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
Many, many congratulations, Jon. It's a fantastic achievement.

I've just been down to look at the exhibition at the National Theatre. It's absolutely mind-blowing! The prints are HUGE - and yours, Jon, is of course the hugest. The quality of the prints exceeds all expectations, while the lay-out makes the exhibition a real pleasure to view.

EPZ is well represented : Jon (of course!), Ian Cameron, Simon Butterworth, Adam Burton, to name but a few.

I've also just bought the book (now all I need is the T Shirt). Again, superb reproduction and, again, EPZ is well represented.

Once again, Jon, many congratulations. You make your "dad" proud. Wink
Chris_H 14 1.5k 1
Congratulations Jon this is excellent news and well deserved, this has always been my favourite image of yours.

Congratulations Jon.

Well done Jon, this is excellent work - you deserve to be very proud.
mattw 14 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
Cool - Well done Jon, an amazing achievement!

I'm going down to the exhibition on Wednesday, and I'm really looking forward to it now!
More info on the exhibition can be found here.
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
Congratulations Jon, very well deserved win.

wowow stunning image and congrats on the Win
A huge congratulations - a worthy win, I love that shot.
Well done john great image
Congratulations Jon. Fantastic image.

Happy spending!!

Fantastic Jon I had one of my shots Highly Commended and I am delighted you must be over the moon,Well Done.

Regards Andy
Well done that man are THE BEERS ON YOU??

jken 12 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
Well done jon, really well deserved mate.

awesome image, awesome achievement - I hope this may lead to great things for you - well done.
Yes, it is an awesome image and congratulations Jon!

Impressive result, you must be over the moon. Really is a captivating image and you so deserve all the accolades. Once again well done....

Davey P.

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