It’s that time of the year again where the UK landscape photography community eagerly await the crowning of the new landscape photographer of the year. A fantastic accolade for the lucky one who comes out on top of the competition. I paid my entry fee back in early July, and by the end of the month I found out that I had one image shortlisted. Quite an achievement in itself, as the shortlisting whittles the entrants down from 20,000+ to around 500.
With moving house I managed to forget about it for the most part, but sure enough as the expected day of emails came around I was impatiently waiting to find out my fate. Last year I heard from Take a View at around 10:45 on the Friday morning, so expected something similar, but not this year. I was kept waiting until almost 17:00 on the Saturday afternoon, I think I had refreshed my inbox around 1000 times!
Thankfully when the email arrived it was good news, I had been commended in the Classic View category, and would be printed in the awards book and printed in the exhibition.
The image I was successful with wasn’t one of my favourites, in fact I entered it as a filler shot to make up the 25 images in my entry. I took it back in May on a trip to Dartmoor to meet up with Richard Fox. I had wanted a photo of this place for a couple of years, and it finally lined up for me this year. I’m over the moon the judges decided to include it.
The location is Emsworthy Mire, and it is located in Dartmoor National Park in Devon.