The images below are just some of the stunning images that have been compiled in a new book; Landscape Photographer Of The Year: Collection 6, which offers a magical tour around the British Isles through the viewfinders of some of the best landscape photographers in the world.
‘Take a view’, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, is the brainchild of Charlie Waite, one of today’s most respected landscape photographers. Together with AA Publishing, he created these prestigious awards for the best images of the British Isles.
The competition is open to entrants from all over the world, with an eight-week exhibition at the National Theatre. This book showcases the best pictures from amateur and professional photographers alike, from the sixth annual competition. Following publication, Take a View announced that the overall winner of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2012, David Byrne, had been disqualified due to the extent of the digital manipulation techniques used in his images.
The book was prepared by the publisher long before the winners were announced to the public and therefore the current version of the hardback book on sale contains the former winning image by David Byrne, while the newly announced winning image ‘Condemned’ by Simon Butterfield appears on page 127 of the current version of the book. The revised results of the other categories are as follows: Classic view winner – Simon Park ‘The Wave’, p32; Classic view runner-up – Craig Denford, ‘Beech Trees, pp40-41; Urban view winner – Bill Terrance ‘Light Rain in Edinburgh’, p128; Urban view runner-up – Giles McGarry, ‘Inauguration’, p133”
The winning image by Simon Butterworth after the disqualification of David Byrne’s Image (see bottom of page)
‘Derbyshire in the snow’ by Ian Lewry
This is Britain winner and living the view commendation: ‘Big Ben and lovers’ by Kayode Okeyode
‘Rainbow’ by David Mould
Young photographer of the year winner: ‘Man in fog’ by Stephen Colbrook
‘Bluebell dawn’ by Louis Neville
Heather management: A man burns heather on the North Yorkshire Moors.
A misty morning beside Loch Awe with views to Kilchurn Castle, Argyll & Bute in Scotland.
Classic view winner ‘Delamere Forest’ by David Byrne
Classic view runner-up ‘The Wave’ by Simon Park
The Summer Milky Way: An amazing array of stars in the sky above Selsey Bill, West Sussex
Floating in the clouds: The North Harris Hills in Scotland almost appear to be above the clouds in this image
Above the controversial photo of Lindisfarne castle where the photographer who won the prestigious prize has been stripped of his title and the £10,000 prize money – because of his use of Photoshop.