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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

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sut68 Plus
14 2.0k 76 England
7 Oct 2011 9:10AM
Belter mate and huge congrats too ... stunning work!!!

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

Congratulations! I'm not surprised!

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


BillyGoatGruff Plus
10 191 199 England
7 Oct 2011 9:19AM
What Paul said! Top notch image, Les!

Many congratulations indeed, sir Smile
newy17 Plus
12 273 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 9:22AM
Congrats Les a very worthy winner Wink stunning work.
7 Oct 2011 9:26AM
Great picture - well done.
katieb Plus
13 255 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 Plus
11 182 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 Plus
13 119 2 England
7 Oct 2011 9:29AM
Well Done Les Smile

cdm36 Plus
14 391 7 England
7 Oct 2011 9:32AM
Congrats Les. thoroughly deserved. Smile
LesF Plus
11 182 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
11 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Oct 2011 9:33AM
Well done Les,chuffed this has done so well for you.A cracker.
Techno Plus
9 2.4k 8 England
7 Oct 2011 9:35AM
Superb piece of work, congratulations.Smile
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
7 Oct 2011 9:36AM
Well done Les .... it is a damned fine image.
jeanie Plus
13 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 9:42AM
Congratulations Les.. very well deserved
7 Oct 2011 10:00AM
WOW! Can you get through doorways now ....
A big congratulations.
A well deserved win
LesF Plus
11 182 9
7 Oct 2011 10:03AM
LOL Barabara yes but only just

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

Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
7 Oct 2011 10:11AM
Well done mate!!!! That is one huge achievement!!! One of many for sure.....Smile
MikeH Plus
13 217 4 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 10:11AM
Well done Les, its different and a cracking image, you deserve the accolades,
Hoffy Plus
13 262 16 England
7 Oct 2011 10:12AM
Well done Les for your great award. Worth it for this image.
mex Plus
10 27 3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 10:13AM
congrats les, cracking b&w.
cheers phil.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
7 Oct 2011 10:21AM
Well deserved. Superb image.

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Oct 2011 10:22AM
Huge Congrats, Les.

Large mug of station cafe tea is in order.
LesF Plus
11 182 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 Plus
11 315 18 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 10:46AM the details.

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
7 Oct 2011 10:51AM
Many congrats Les
Regards Richard
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
7 Oct 2011 11:41AM
Congratulations, I can see why it won. Interesting subject matter and beautifully toned.
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
7 Oct 2011 11:45AM
My congrat's too Les, superb mono and a very worthy winner!

SArah *
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 1:14PM
Couldn't happen to a better man ,congrats Les .Real classy mateWink
LesF Plus
11 182 9
7 Oct 2011 1:26PM
Thank you Ollie and to Sarah, Joline, Richard and Keith for your time and comments

Wonderful shot Les , Very well done on B&W photo of the year , congratulations .

Sean .
jinstone Plus
11 3 1 England
7 Oct 2011 2:36PM
Congratulations and a superb picture.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
7 Oct 2011 2:49PM
Sensational Les well worth the accolades
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 3:18PM
Excellent work and well done.
Congratulations Smile

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 Plus
11 182 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
14 8 8 England
7 Oct 2011 3:50PM
Congratulations Les, deserving image with a difference. I entered but no success, still always next yearSmile
Platchet Plus
11 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!
7 Oct 2011 4:27PM
Congratulations.............very well deserved..........lovely image.Tongue
AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 4:28PM
Very well done!
Niknut Plus
7 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 4:33PM
Congrats Les !'s a stunner !!!!!!
LesF Plus
11 182 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
9 7.2k 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 Plus
11 182 9
7 Oct 2011 4:37PM
Whoops still to slow at this typing lark, thanks Keith, Ann and Julia

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

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
7 Oct 2011 5:15PM
A stunning mono, Les, and congratulations on your well-deserved Award Wink
Trev Smile
RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
7 Oct 2011 5:37PM
Well done Les. A worthy winner.
AlleyCatz Plus
11 274 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 Plus
11 542 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 6:02PM
Well deserved Les, congratulations,
wolfy Plus
14 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 Plus
12 112 4 England
7 Oct 2011 6:24PM
Well done Les. A deserving image.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 6:46PM
Well done Les. Thats a fantastic achievement.
Philo Plus
7 99 83 England
7 Oct 2011 7:02PM
Awesome Les, well done. This is one seriously good image so awards are well deserved.
woodlark Plus
13 540 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:12PM
Congrats Les.

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

LesF Plus
11 182 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 Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:34PM
Congrats Les !

erm , what is it Wink
LesF Plus
11 182 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 Plus
11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:53PM
Coolio !

Ill get the mag then , sure is impressive , cheers Smile
RobD Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2011 7:59PM
Fantastic! Well done Les!
Very well done and congratulations, a richly deserved award. Stunning image.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
7 Oct 2011 11:17PM
Congrats on the HC Les. Thought it might of gone one better.
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 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 Plus
11 182 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 Plus
14 84 Sweden
8 Oct 2011 8:36AM

Ian-Munro Plus
10 200 15 Wales
8 Oct 2011 10:22PM
Dooooosh! get in!Grin
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
9 Oct 2011 12:46PM
Congratulations Les.
RobboB Plus
11 128 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 1:52PM
Congratulations Les and very well deserved
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
9 Oct 2011 4:23PM
What great news Les, congratulations Grin

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2011 4:45PM
Excellent work, Les!

chris-p Plus
12 66 England
9 Oct 2011 8:03PM
Congrats Les...
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 4:14PM
Marvellous shot, congratulations
LesF Plus
11 182 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 Plus
14 269 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.
12 Oct 2011 7:55PM
Well done.
12 Oct 2011 9:09PM
Congratulation Les a worthy winner
Cormy Plus
10 3 England
13 Oct 2011 9:42AM
Brilliant Achievement.Congratulations,Les.
Mynett Plus
9 142 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
12 317 8 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2011 11:49AM
Congrats Les ... a very worthy winner!!!

gill Grin
17 Oct 2011 9:09PM
well done and congratulations super picture , pat on the back from me...Wink
stevie Plus
14 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
12 395 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2011 7:22PM
Huge congrats Les
All the accolades thoroughly deserved .
Morgs Plus
9 20 62 Wales
26 Oct 2011 1:18PM
Many, many congratulations on this win Les. It's great to see such images rewarded.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
15 Jan 2012 10:09PM
Excellent! Great feel of the metal, grease and dirt!Grin

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