It’s 5am, dark, I haven’t eaten, it’s zero on the temperature gauge, even though it’s the middle of April there’s plenty of snow underfoot, the equivalent of a small child is clinging to my back (my camera gear, not Greg), head torches are an essential requirement and for some reason I’m scrambling up the base of a ridiculously steep hill in Snowdonia asking myself for all the world what on earth I’m doing there.
I’m pleased to confirm that for the second year running I’ve been shortlisted in Outdoor Photographer Of The Year 2015 – a worldwide competition run by Outdoor Photography Magazine.
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.