Photographer wows with artful landscape
FOR the second year running a photographer has been commended in one of the UK’s leading photography competitions – his third major achievement in 12 months.
Mark Helliwell, who lives in Tytherington, beat off tens of thousands of other entries from both amateur and professional photographers to have his photograph commended in the UK’s Landscape Photographer of The Year Competition, hosted by Take A View.
It has been quite a year for the retired communications manager, who achieved the same feat a year ago and was runner-up in the 2014 Amateur Photographer of the Year competition run by Amateur Photographer magazine.
His commended image, taken close to the Cat and Fiddle Road, will be exhibited alongside all the successful entries in London Waterloo Station from the end of November until February 7 next year.
The image will also feature in the ninth volume of Landscape Photographer of The Year, published by the AA, and for sale later this month.
Mark, who lives on Manor Crescent, was thrilled to have achieved this accolade.
He said: “There was an agonising three-month wait from being told I had been shortlisted to receiving the news that my entry had made it through to the final.
“And to top it all, I’ve just discovered that my image is printed full page at the beginning of the AA publication.”
Mark, a member of Macclesfield Camera Club, has a great track record, having won the Barnaby photography competition in 2013.
Since retiring from AstraZeneca in August, he spends his time offering workshops, tutorials and one-to-one tuition for beginners in landscape photography.
To view more of Mark’s work go to markhelliwell. com.
●● Mark Halliwell’s award winning landscape picture, taken close to the Cat and Fiddle. Inset: Mark, from Tytherington