MAKE A SCENE
Morag Bootland takes a look at Scotland through the lenses of some of Britain’s most talented landscape photographers
Fabulous images of Scotland from the Landscape Photographer of the Year Competition
With a first prize of £10,000, the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition is a hotbed of photographic talent. The judges are now poring over the 2018 entries and we’ve decided to take a look back at the best images of Scotland that emerged from the 2017 competition.
Landscape Photographer of the Year celebrates the best of the British landscape, inspiring visitors to come experience the joys of the country for themselves. Britain’s heritage is celebrated by people around the world and entries are welcome from everyone, whether resident in Britain or just visiting. Not surprisingly, a high proportion of entrants took pictures in Scotland. Our countryside is as always a glorious muse, but many of the entries that caught the judges attention have successfully captured the diverse beauty in our urban environments too.
With awards presented to adult and young Landscape Photographer of the Year, the winners also appear as part of an exhibition in central London and in a full colour book which is available to purchase at www.take-a-view.co.uk.
Left: Mirage of Ailsa Craig by Peter Ribbeck Firth of Clyde, Ayrshire, Scotland ‘The sunset was a real treat. The water was so calm and it was a pleasure to photograph the warm glow from the fading light. Ailsa Craig is a volcanic plug which sits in the Firth of Clyde on the west coast of Scotland. It is situated 31.5 miles away from my vantage point of Seamill beach, near West Kilbride.’