A bit late to the party with this blog post, but one I wanted to do none the less. I entered Landscape Photographer of the Year again this year, for the third time in a row, hoping to better my previous efforts. I entered in 2014 with no avail, and in 2015 I had one image shortlisted, but it failed to make the cut in the final judging. This year was finally my break, and I succeeded in having an image commended in LPOTY Collection 10.
The photo in question was from my outing to the Opium Poppy fields back in July with Stu Meech. I had entered both images and Charlie and the team were kind enough to reward my hard work with a photo in the book. I was also lucky enough to be picked to be in the first reveal, along with 10 other images in the Sunday Times Magazine, the day before the official announcement.
On the 21st of November I attended the opening night of the exhibition in London at Waterloo Station. A good number of images are printed on display, with the rest appearing on screen in a slideshow. It was a great event, and I really enjoyed meeting up with some new faces, as well as old friends and Twitter pals.
When I thought it was all finished for the year, I was lucky enough to receive an email letting me know my photo would be appearing in the 10 year anniversary book which is being released in Spring 2017. I also got this lovely limited edition print through from Charlie Waite as a well done, which is a lovely touch. It is nice to see his take on a local location to myself.
This really has made my 2016, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to top it off next year, but here’s hoping! Huge congratulations to everyone else who made it into the winners book this year.