After missing out last year, I'm delighted to say that one of my images has been commended in this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
The image came about when I was taking photos along the cliff top path at Dunwich Heath last year. I noticed that as the early morning sun began melting the frost, the russet colours of the bracken appeared to almost be glowing as if it was the warmth of the colour that was melting the frost.
Delighted or not, I'm not going to congratulate myself too much as after several years of entering I still haven't the faintest idea what the judges consider to be a good landscape, so every time I have been successful must owe a great deal to chance. Ultimately it just comes down to opinions and tastes so rather than try and understand the choices I'm just going to enjoy them.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially Andy Farrer, the overall winner. I can't wait to see all the images as they should be viewed - in print.
My image will appear alongside all the other successful images in this year's book (Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 9) and in the exhibition to be held at Waterloo Station, London from 23rd November 2015 until the 7th February 2016.