As part of the 10th year celebrations, Landscape Photographer Of The Year will have a representative exhibition of only twelve large printed images which have been selected to be shown at the BBC Countryfile Live event, taking place at Blenheim Palace near Oxford between 4th & 7th August. I'm very pleased to say that my photograph The Cotswold Way has been selected by the team as one of the twelve in the printed exhibition...
Following on from my success in Landscape Photographer Of The Year, I received news today that I've also been short listed for Outdoor Photographer Of The Year 2014, in association with Outdoor Photography Magazine. Unlike Landscape Photographer Of The Year which is restricted to UK based photography, this is a global competition and attracts some of the best amateur and professional photographers (and scenery!) from all over the world. As such, being even considered for such an award is some nice recognition.
Only a few weeks ago I featured one of Mark Littlejohn's wonderful atmospheric photographs on this very blog, with his image Woodland Wanders. I've followed Mark's work for a very long time indeed and so it came as no surprise to me when he was announced as Take-A-View's choice as Landscape Photographer Of The Year for 2014 with what I think is a quite wonderful photograph, aptly titled A Beginning And An End...
It might seem like an odd thing to announce towards the end of 2014 but it only just came to my attention that I've previously been awarded five Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards 2012.
So, further to Part 1 of this piece and the elation of getting six images shortlisted in Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2014, many will probably think it fairly unforgivable of me to even consider writing a single word about the pain of rejection and deflation after achieving something like that. And I have to admit I agree to a point - it sits slightly awkwardly with me.
I'm very pleased to confirm that for the fourth year running I have been short listed for Take A View Landscape Photographer Of The Year. As always it's a contentious competition but many landscape photographers in the UK want to do well in it nonetheless, myself definitely included.
I've been fortunate enough to have been shortlisted for Landscape Photographer Of The Year in 2011, 2012 and now 2013 with Commended images appearing in the Awards Book and feature Print Exhibition at the National Theatre Gallery on London's Southbank for the last two years.