Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012
Newlands Valley, Cumbria, England
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The London picture with the snow is so beautiful, and seems like it could be an iconic picture in the future.
Fantastic pictures !! Wish I could take pictures like this. Can we buy them or are they not for sale?
You can take pictures like those Glenys. Not to take anything away from the photographers, as yes they are all amazing and inspiring shots. But if you want to take photos like them, the best thing to do is get out with your camera and take shots and keep taking shots at every opportunity you get. It's about spotting the opportunity when it's there. A bit of imagination, an appreciation and you don't have to be a professional or have an expensive camera. Just think about the angle, the framing. And don't hesitate. Take the shot as it might be the best one, but stick around for a while after. It might be even better under different lighting conditions. Especially with a Sunrise or Sunset. Clouds move in, shadows are cast, colour changes with lighting, etc. Think about the elements in the scene, what works, what contrasts, what is unusual. Sometimes it's the subtle, simple things. Reflections, strange angle, or just the moment... Like the couple on the bridge embracing in the snow. You take it for granted sometimes and can miss shots like that. But what a picture that is...
I just love this snow lane photo , you feel as if you could just walk straight into the photo very very good. reminds me so much of when i lived in the countryside in lincolnshire and believe me when the snow has fallen on the fields that is when you wish you were an artist. (or a superb photographer like this guy)
Yes wonderful shots, ..but made even more dramatic with a little judicious help from Photoshop don't forget...but these people know when to stop!
Thank you to the people who answered my question and also for advice on how to get best shots. Much appreciated.
Can't say I would have agreed with the judges as to the new winning shot but having said that a lot depends on what these images look like in the flesh as large prints; do they stand up to scrutiny or are they pixellated blurs like so much digital is when enlarged any bigger than A3 or even 4. Maybe the winning image is outstanding in that respect, will have to wait and see. For me the best are Kayoke Okeyode, Scott Wilson and Colin Mill. The other images are certainly lovely but in terms of originality few are outstanding.
the picture says it all....it is the perception of the artist to capture the statement, that some people walk by and don't think about...when we should think of our fellow man....
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