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Tuesday, 07 July 2015

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A shore thing - photographers capture Copeland's coast

COPELAND’S dramatic coastline has been captured by amateur photographers in a landscape competition.

Launched by Copeland Council, four winners have now been chosen and six runners-up.

The brief was to come up with a photograph which celebrates the diversity of Copeland’s coastal landscape.

And the standard was high with a total of 50 entries being considered across four categories.

The Copeland residents (adult) section was won by Sarah Farquhar, of St Bees, with her entry – Dusk High Tide (runners-up: John Troll, of Millom, with Sunrise and Christine Curtin, of Whitehaven, with Boys, Bikes and Beaches).

The Copeland resident U16 category was scooped by Callum Atkinson, of Gosforth, with Down the Valley (runners-up: Sunset at St Bees, Ailsa Cowen, of Egremont and St Bees Sunset, George Cowen, of Egremont).

The visitor winner was St Bees Sunset by Maria Fleming, of Glasgow (runners-up: Haverigg Sunrise, Liz Piper, of Kirkby-in-Furness and Sea Fishing at Sunset, by Kirsty Pickles, of Broughton Moor).

The visitor U16 winner was Imogen Pickles, of Broughton Moor with Copeland’s Coast.

The winners receive £150 of vouchers for photographic equipment and all finalists have their work displayed in The Beacon museum – currently now on show.

Runners-up also have their picture displayed in The Beacon and a selection of entries will be put in an album alongside for visitors to enjoy.

Judges were Brian Holt (of Holt’s Art Shop), councillors Eileen Eastwood and John Bowman and Whitehaven News photographer Mike McKenzie.

Coun Eastwood said: “The competition produced an array of images which highlight just what a lovely coastline we have. We had around 50 entries, many of which were from non-residents, which is good to see.

“Hopefully they will tell their friends the beautiful photo opportunities they found here and our coast will be slightly less of a best kept secret! Well done to everyone.”

Have your say

Some great pics, and a lot by members of the Whitehaven Snappers. Why not join up and share your pics!

Posted by DaveW on 22 November 2012 at 09:18

Beautiful photographs of a magical place. No need to worry 'the brand' will be protected from Jamie Reed's Moorcide and Nukiller dump. .....
To really protect, just say no to nukiller.

Posted by Marianne on 16 November 2012 at 17:47

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