Award-winning images show sensational local scenes (Oct 2012)

Award-winning images show sensational local scenes (Oct 2012)

Over 100 stunning landscape images will be on display at Moors Valley Country Park from 20th October.

The photographs are the very best images chosen from thousands of entrants to the national Take a View – Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. This year they include three Hampshire-based category winners, alongside eight other local commended and highly commended images all capturing our sensational countryside.

Coastal scenes include Old Harry Rocks, Man O’War Bay and Kimmeridge Bay, whilst inland images take in a Wiltshire White Horse, Cranborne Poppies and the beech avenue at Kingston Lacy.

From Hampshire there are two winners in the Under 16’s categories. Jessica Nineham took Living the View with her black and white image of people on Hayling Island Beach, whilst Matt Woods won the Urban View category for a striking shot of Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower.

In the adult categories, Living the View was won by Lymington-based Baxter Bradford. Called ‘Round the Island, from Hurst Castle’, his evocative sailing seascape silhouettes a small yacht against a vast sepia-toned sky.

As the nights draw in the overall winner’s ‘Winter Field’ is a poignant reminder of weather still to come. Taken in Stirlingshire, the striking image of an isolated stand of frosted trees was taken by Cumberland-based photographer Robert Fulton. He is the fifth to hold the prestigious title of Landscape Photographer of the Year.

The Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition opens on 20th October and can be seen until 25th November from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free although parking charges do apply. For more information call 01425 470721 or visit


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Editors’ Notes:

A selection of high res images are available in the press release images albumn.
Please call 01725 512200 or email if you require more information.