January 2019 – Photography Competition Results

07 Feb 2019

In January we had sunshine, rain, and a lovely sprinkling of snow! Winter was well and truly biting with temperatures dropping and the ground sparkling.

Our judge had an incredibly difficult decision to make, with 32 beautiful photographs to choose from from the subject A Winter’s Scene.

Coming in at first place was…FROZEN PASTURES (above) taken by CATHERINE INGHAM! Our judge explained why she chose this photo as the winner.

“It’s a wonderful representation of a winter scene. You’ve got the mist, the blue skies, the frozen grass, and little areas of orange showing the last signs of autumn.”

Second place was awarded to AMONGST THE FROST by EMMA SHARPLES!

“How lovely to see two deer in one photograph – add the frost and it’s a lovely winter image.”

Rounding out the top three this month was RISING FOG by ANDREW STANNARD. Our judge really enjoyed this shot, saying:

“A stunning photograph of our unique Visitor Village – the sepia colour pallet adds a cold, wintery feel while still providing the wonder of our floating reserve.”

Feel free to let us know what you think about the judge’s selections via either our Facebook or Twitter pages. FEBRUARY’s competition is currently open and has the theme of WINTER BIRDS; they’re all over the reserve, if you can’t see them you can definitely hear them!

The deadline for entries is midnight on 05/02/2019 and the only condition is that your photograph was taken on Brockholes nature reserve. To enter, just email tjolly@lancswt.org.uk (a maximum of three photos per person is permitted).  More information, including the full set of rules and Terms & Conditions, can be viewed here.

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