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B&W Photo of the Year

By LesF  
Black and White Magazine Photographer of the Year 2011

At the annual Black and White Photographer of the year awards last night my above entry won the technology category sponsored by Nik Software, so pretty chuffed at present. Looked impressive seeing it displayed as a very large print and it was quite a special moment.
For anyone in the London area all the winning images are on display at The Print Space Gallery till the end of October plus they are in this month’s edition of Black and White Photography magazine.

The image was shot on a Keith Henson Northscape workshop back in May at the NYMR, huge thanks to Keith for getting me access to shoot this.

Thanks as always for looking


Tags: Photo journalism General Transport Black and white Grosmont Nymr

Voters: sut68, PhillipMinnis, FlashBangPicture and 108 more

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sut68 16 2.0k 76 England
7 Oct 2011 9:10AM
Belter mate and huge congrats too ... stunning work!!!

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PhillipMinnis 9 94 4 Australia
7 Oct 2011 9:15AM
Hi Les

Congratulations! I'm not surprised!

Wonderful tones, fascinating composition.......just excellent!


BillyGoatGruff 12 191 199 England
7 Oct 2011 9:19AM
What Paul said! Top notch image, Les!

Many congratulations indeed, sir Smile
newy17 14 273 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 9:22AM
Congrats Les a very worthy winner Wink stunning work.
Rob66 10 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 9:26AM
Great picture - well done.
katieb 15 255 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 9:27AM
Recognise this got my B&W mag a few days ago - congrats Les a fantastic image. Fitted the brief beautifully.
7 Oct 2011 9:28AM
Hey Les that's awesome, you must be feeling so so good!
Well done and well deserved!

Tim Munsey
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 9:28AM
Thanks Paul, Phil, Bill and Ian it was a good night only a few beers downed, first one must have been off, got bit off a headache this morning.

MarkT 15 119 2 England
7 Oct 2011 9:29AM
Well Done Les Smile

cdm36 16 391 7 England
7 Oct 2011 9:32AM
Congrats Les. thoroughly deserved. Smile
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 9:32AM
Must type faster, huge thanks for the GEA Katie, a good start to the day and got my copy last night along with some other goodies.

Thanks Tim appreciate your comments

Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 11 Wales
7 Oct 2011 9:33AM
Well done Les,chuffed this has done so well for you.A cracker.
Techno Plus
11 4.5k 8 England
7 Oct 2011 9:35AM
Superb piece of work, congratulations.Smile
DaveU 13 1.4k 125 England
7 Oct 2011 9:36AM
Well done Les .... it is a damned fine image.
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 9:42AM
Congratulations Les.. very well deserved
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 10:00AM
WOW! Can you get through doorways now ....
A big congratulations.
A well deserved win
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 10:03AM
LOL Barabara yes but only just

Thanks Marks, Chris, Tom, Mal, Mr U, Jeanie and Barabara

Coleslaw 14 13.4k 28 Wales
7 Oct 2011 10:11AM
Well done mate!!!! That is one huge achievement!!! One of many for sure.....Smile
MikeH 15 217 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 10:11AM
Well done Les, its different and a cracking image, you deserve the accolades,
Hoffy 15 262 16 England
7 Oct 2011 10:12AM
Well done Les for your great award. Worth it for this image.
mex 12 27 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 10:13AM
congrats les, cracking b&w.
cheers phil.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
7 Oct 2011 10:21AM
Well deserved. Superb image.

keithh 16 25.6k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Oct 2011 10:22AM
Huge Congrats, Les.

Large mug of station cafe tea is in order.
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 10:36AM
Steady Keith you said large you know not small, pushing the boat out aren't we, nearly as good a reward as winning getting a large mug of station tea.

Cheers Cole, Mike, Paul, Phil , Dave and of course Mr H

ringyneck 13 315 18 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 10:46AM the details.

Richsr 12 91 223 England
7 Oct 2011 10:51AM
Many congrats Les
Regards Richard
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
7 Oct 2011 11:41AM
Congratulations, I can see why it won. Interesting subject matter and beautifully toned.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
7 Oct 2011 11:45AM
My congrat's too Les, superb mono and a very worthy winner!

SArah *
oll1e 12 57 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 1:14PM
Couldn't happen to a better man ,congrats Les .Real classy mateWink
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 1:26PM
Thank you Ollie and to Sarah, Joline, Richard and Keith for your time and comments

seanslevin 15 9 Ireland
7 Oct 2011 1:27PM
Wonderful shot Les , Very well done on B&W photo of the year , congratulations .

Sean .
jinstone Plus
13 5 1 England
7 Oct 2011 2:36PM
Congratulations and a superb picture.
Nick_w 12 4.3k 99 England
7 Oct 2011 2:49PM
Sensational Les well worth the accolades
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 3:18PM
Excellent work and well done.
phil62 9 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 3:29PM
Congratulations Smile

Fletcher8 11 10 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 3:32PM
Great detail and tones! Apart from being a photographer, were you the Fireman or Driver of this train once you had taken this image!
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 3:49PM
No Gareth just allowed 5 minutes on the footplate to get this shot, cheers mate.

Thanks also to Phil, Andrew, Nick, Jinstone and Sean for your time
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
7 Oct 2011 3:50PM
Congratulations Les, deserving image with a difference. I entered but no success, still always next yearSmile
Platchet 13 5 8 Wales
7 Oct 2011 4:23PM
Congratulations, would love to see the print and I'm in London next weekend so might try and find it!
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
7 Oct 2011 4:27PM
Congratulations.............very well deserved..........lovely image.Tongue
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 4:28PM
Very well done!
Niknut Plus
9 2.4k 82 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 4:33PM
Congrats Les !'s a stunner !!!!!!
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 4:35PM
Cheers Ron, shocked when I got the call, only entered a few days before the deadline as you say always next year, might even have another go myself next year.

Gary it's at The Printspace, google it and it gives you directions, the print is large, I was really thrilled with how it looked, some other good one too on show

SlowSong Plus
11 8.6k 30 England
7 Oct 2011 4:37PM
Terrific achievement Les. Many congratulations. I'll try to get down to the gallery to have a look.
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 4:37PM
Whoops still to slow at this typing lark, thanks Keith, Ann and Julia

cassiecat 11 39 46 England
7 Oct 2011 4:53PM
The biggest congrats on your win, with what is a superb image.lesley
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 4:55PM
Thank you Lesley, Thank you Chris

TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
7 Oct 2011 5:15PM
A stunning mono, Les, and congratulations on your well-deserved Award Wink
Trev Smile
RogBrown 13 3.1k 10 England
7 Oct 2011 5:37PM
Well done Les. A worthy winner.
AlleyCatz 13 274 6 England
7 Oct 2011 5:57PM
A big congrats Les..and not a lightbulb to be seen! Tongue

Lay off that dodgy beer! Wink


P.S Excellent image btw Smile
Martin54 14 546 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 6:02PM
Well deserved Les, congratulations,
wolfy 16 36 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 6:11PM
Excellent image Les and fully deserves the award! Truly awesome shot! Well done and congrats and good luck for the future too Smile
Wooly 14 112 4 England
7 Oct 2011 6:24PM
Well done Les. A deserving image.
derekhansen 11 210 24 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 6:46PM
Well done Les. Thats a fantastic achievement.
Philo 9 99 83 England
7 Oct 2011 7:02PM
Awesome Les, well done. This is one seriously good image so awards are well deserved.
woodlark 16 545 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:12PM
Congrats Les.

Deserved it award .
I bet it looks impressive in a large print.
Georden 8 11 England
7 Oct 2011 7:14PM
Conratulations! I can certainly see why they chose this!

LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 7:16PM
Thanks once again to those who have recently left a comment, they are all very much appreciated.

Yes Karl the image looks great in the large print, best thing is I get the print as well once the exhibition finishes

No Alley not one light bulb, may be that's what swung it LOL

Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:34PM
Congrats Les !

erm , what is it Wink
LesF 13 182 9
7 Oct 2011 7:46PM

Quote:erm , what is it

LOL Dave it is shot on the footplate of a steam engine (train) and all the dials levers etc the driver uses to drive the train, oh plus a big fire at the bottom to generate the steam in a nutshell

Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:53PM
Coolio !

Ill get the mag then , sure is impressive , cheers Smile
RobDougall 13 25 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:59PM
Fantastic! Well done Les!
7 Oct 2011 9:11PM
Very well done and congratulations, a richly deserved award. Stunning image.
Nick_w 12 4.3k 99 England
7 Oct 2011 11:17PM
Congrats on the HC Les. Thought it might of gone one better.
chase Plus
14 1.4k 298 England
8 Oct 2011 7:50AM
Well done Les,many congrats !!

This don't mean you escape the Glimmer Twins on Sunday though Wink
LesF 13 182 9
8 Oct 2011 7:55AM
Thanks Rob and Tony plus of course MrB for the badge .

Nick it's no problem, think I've had enough attention with this and I know there is more to come

Janet thank you my dear and I wouldn't expect any less from the Glimmer Twins, must remember my ear defenders

jaktis 16 84 Sweden
8 Oct 2011 8:36AM

Ian-Munro 12 200 15 Wales
8 Oct 2011 10:22PM
Dooooosh! get in!Grin
9 Oct 2011 9:38AM
What a great thrill for you, and very justly deserved on a great black and white image - well deserved. Live for the moment and enjoy..Jo
geoffrey baker 15 501 1 Wales
9 Oct 2011 12:46PM
Congratulations Les.
RobboB Plus
13 133 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 1:52PM
Congratulations Les and very well deserved
dathersmith 12 564 12 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 4:23PM
What great news Les, congratulations Grin

RockArea 13 18 3 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 4:45PM
Excellent work, Les!

chris-p 14 72 England
9 Oct 2011 8:03PM
Congrats Les...
Mike_Young Plus
13 22 9 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 4:14PM
Marvellous shot, congratulations
LesF 13 182 9
10 Oct 2011 4:53PM
Big thanks Nick for your UA, know how much you're into the mono's so means a lot that badge

Thanks also for the comment over the past few days, really appreciate them

martinl 16 269 2 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2011 8:34PM
Well done Les on the awards, it's very well merited. Hope it helps you get your enthusiasm back as well.
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 7:55PM
Well done.
GlynnisFrith 13 23 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 9:09PM
Congratulation Les a worthy winner
Cormy 12 3 England
13 Oct 2011 9:42AM
Brilliant Achievement.Congratulations,Les.
Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2011 6:35PM
wow many congratulations on the winning image which I must say stands out as special from the thumb - to see is really large must be very special indeed

GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2011 11:49AM
Congrats Les ... a very worthy winner!!!

gill Grin
wyatturp 14 2 England
17 Oct 2011 9:09PM
well done and congratulations super picture , pat on the back from me...Wink
stevie 16 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2011 11:56AM
Only just came across this, Les - a superb shot that certainly deserves its prize. I've just stopped working in London once a week so very sorry I won't get a chance to see it exhibited. Steve
Chant57 Plus
14 395 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2011 7:22PM
Huge congrats Les
All the accolades thoroughly deserved .
Morgs 11 20 62 Wales
26 Oct 2011 1:18PM
Many, many congratulations on this win Les. It's great to see such images rewarded.

nonur 11 18 13 Turkey
15 Jan 2012 10:09PM
Excellent! Great feel of the metal, grease and dirt!Grin

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