Landscape Photographer of the Year 8

It has already been eight years since the publication of the first LPOTY book. Now the competition has published collection 8. The question is, is this book as good as previous versions? David Hay has the review

It is hard to imagine that it was eight years ago when Charlie Waite first introduced the LPOTY photography competition to provide a focus on traditional UK landscape photography. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, resulting in a successful annual exhibition and a very popular book of the winning images being produced each year. The format has since been extended to an LPOTY competition in the USA and a similar British Wildlife Photography Awards competition.

The standard of the images is very high. However, the overall winning image has been controversial in the past and this year is no exception. It is a picture of water running down a wet hillside in Glencoe by Mark Littlejohn, a hand-held shot taken in difficult weather conditions. It clearly impressed the judges as it was…

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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