It’s the 10th year of Charlie Waite’s Take-A-View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition in 2016, a calendar event which I’ve supported and taken part in since 2011. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been shortlisted every year I’ve entered so far with my most successful year falling in 2014 when three of my photographs were Commended, Highly Commended and I also received a Judges Choice.

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 representative twelve images in the printed exhibition…

The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way

Although it’s been a couple of years since this photograph appeared in the competition and 8th Edition of the awards book, I’m very pleased indeed that it has been chosen to appear in this limited collection for the public. Of course, the best part is I’m a regular watcher and big fan of Countryfile so I get to go to a great event too. I’m hoping to land a kiss from Ellie Harrison while Mrs B isn’t looking, she grew up in the Cotswolds so hopefully I’ll be able to reel her in with a tenuous link to my image!

Would be great to see any of you there, an event planner and tickets can be obtained on the BBC Countryfile Live website here: https://www.countryfilelive.com/welcome