Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

Following on from my success last year, I’m thrilled to announce that my image ‘Snowstorm Over The Dragon’s Back’ has been awarded 2nd place in the ‘Classic View’ category in Landscape Photographer of the Year. Winning me a place in the book, travelling exhibition and a cash prize. A second of my Peak District images titled ‘Twisted Old Trees’ was also commended in the same category and will appear in the book.

When I received the email I couldn’t have been more surprised, after the initial shortlisting process I hadn’t heard anything for a long time and had actually resigned myself to the fact that my entries hadn’t been successful. Just as I was about to enter one of the images into another competition though, I received an email to say that my entry had been awarded runner up in the ‘Classic View’ category, a great accolade!

Twisting Trees - Commended in LPOTY 2017

‘Twisted Old Trees’ – Commended LPOTY 2017

I would just like to add that competitions are in no way the be all and end all of photography, there are many very talented photographers earning a living from photography that don’t even get shortlisted. Photography is very subjective and it comes down to what the judges like on the day. That said, it is a great accolade and always very rewarding to get some appreciation for the images we create!

Finally I would like to congratulate the rest of this years commended and award winning photographers in Landscape Photographer of the Year. The standard of images is truly incredible and it really motivates me to keep improving and progressing with my own work.

You can see more of this years winners and highly commended entries on the LPOTY website, the Guardian and the Daily Mail.