The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Inverness photographer Dr Kenny Muir, has been crowned winner of this year’s prestigious Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition.

Kenny Muir
Overall Winner – Seilbost Gneiss
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Bill Ward
Seascape Winner – Incoming Storm, Luskentyre
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David Queenan
Golden Pines
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Tony Higginson
4 Seasons Winner Autumn – Copper Beech sunset
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Andrew MacDougall
Weather Winner – Cuillin Haze
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The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year
more at slpoty

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Images to lift your spirits

Every Friday the team at the World Photography Organisation will be showcasing images to help uplift, entertain and – most importantly – inspire you to keep taking pictures. The next few months are going to be an uncertain and unsettling time for all of us, so we hope these feelgood Friday image round-ups will take the edge off, even if it’s just a little bit. For our first post, we’ve delved into the archives to share our favourite images recognised in the last three years of the Sony World Photography Awards.

Trung Pham Huy, Viet Nam, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Yonathan Kellerman, Canada, Shortlist, Open competition, Motion , 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Tobias Friedrich, Germany, Shortlist, Professional competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Mauro Battistelli, Italy, Shortlist, Professional competition, Landscape , 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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from: “That Friday feeling: nine spectacular images to lift your spirits”
more at World Photography Organisation

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The World’s Best Photos of #Nature2020 by Agora

Free-to-use Agora app shares the finalist shots from its #Nature2020 competition where amateur and professional photographers from all around the world have submitted 11,086 participations to win the $1,000 top prize. The voting phase is now open on Agora to choose the winning photo, results will be revealed on Wednesday 4th March.

‘Nature in darkness’ by @caro.rovira (Spain)
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‘Nipa palm forest’ by @anhtrungqng (Vietnam)
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‘Follow the tracks’ by @heisen22 (Italy)
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‘The land of sunsets’ by @someguybehindthecamera (Pakistan)
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‘Strike’ by @georock888 (Indonesia)
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The World’s Best Photos of #Nature2020 by Agora

more at agora

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An “otherworldly” misty sunrise wins South Downs National Park’s annual photo competition

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2019/2020 South Downs Photo Competition.
In total, more than 2800 people took part in the People’s Choice vote; the winner of which will be announced later in February.
Below is a collection of the winning and shortlisted images from the Photo Competition.

Winner of the 2019/20 South Downs Photo Competition: Into the Mistic by Andrew Gambling
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Winner of the ‘Wildlife’ category in the 2019/20 South Downs Photo Competition: Hare in wildflower margin by Adam Huttly
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Runner-up in the 2019/20 South Downs Photo Competition: Stedham Common Sunrise by Mark Couper
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Highly-commended in the 2019/20 South Downs Photo Competition: Pony heaven by Joe James
and People’s Choice Award
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more at South Downs

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Mountain Photography Masterpieces

Ever since humankind could stand, there has been a desire to conquer mountains. Their sheer majesty, not to mention their individual characters and microclimates, provide endless fodder for the adventurous photographer. Here are some superb mountainscapes to get your creative juices flowing.

Mount Trump by Torsten Richertz
Sony A7R, FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS at 33mm, 20 seconds at f/11, ISO 100
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Stormy Patagonia by MayMah
Nikon D800E, 30mm, 1/15sec at f/11, ISO 200
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First light by Christine Jacobson
Nikon D750, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 65mm, 30 seconds at f/22, ISO 100
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Karst sunrise by Cedar K
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, TS-E24mm f/3.5L II, 1/60sec at f/10, ISO 100
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El Capitan, Yosemite National Park by Dzung Tran
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Mountain Photography Masterpieces
more at photocrowd

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Through the Photographer’s Eye

A photographer often sees the world in a different way to everyone else, making the invisible visible.

Wistmans wood, Dartmoor
by Richard Limb
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Regression
by Richard Lingo
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Underneath
by Paul C
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Jan Shooting At Marilyn Pond In Infrared
by Mike Cunningham
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The dark Hedges from the south west
by Paul Nash
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Through the Photographer’s Eye
more at photocrowd

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