Where does the time go? I've been so busy with photography commissions, writing articles and getting my range of greetings cards off the ground that it's been months (six to be precise) since I last wrote anything for my blog. So, after such a long absence, what has prompted me to put pen to paper (or whatever the digital equivalent of that particular idiom is)?
Well, it's nothing but vanity I'm afraid. The results of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have been announced and this year I'm delighted that two of my images have been commended, one of which has also been selected for the cover of the book (Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 10).
The image of the beach huts at Southwold was commended in the 'Classic View' category and was taken while running a workshop last December. I don't normally spend too much time shooting on these occasions but this was one of those times when the light was too good to miss.
There was an element of luck with the tulip image, which has been commended in the 'Your View' category. Having discovered on a Saturday that the tulips were in flower, I made a last minute decision to drive up to north west Norfolk on the Sunday morning which is when I took this photo. Just as well that I did as on Monday the flowers were all cut.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially Mathew Cattell, who was the overall winner with a stunning, original image of a well photographed subject.
My images will appear alongside all the other successful images in this year's book and in the exhibition to be held at Waterloo Station, London from 21st November 2016 until the 5th February 2017.