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Landscape Photography Competition

The ghost of an oak tree stands sentinel on former farmland now Porlock Marsh The ghost of an oak tree stands sentinel on former farmland now Porlock Marsh Sue Locke

Somerset's Changing Landscape - Photography Competition - here's our winner

 This year we teamed up with the County Gazette to run a photographic competition on the theme of Somerset's Changing Landscape.  The last 50 years have seen enormous changes in the way we all live our lives but we still cherish our unique and varied Somerset landscapes.  We have had some great entries and it is fascinating to see how your images explore and illustrate Somerset's Changing Landscape.  Some of our favoirites are below.

Photography competition

Bower Hinton Orchard
Ben Redward
Ashton Windmill
Alex Phillips
Carefree
Ben Redward
An Alternative, Hinkley Point
Jenny McCubbin
Quantocks Sunset
Shannon Warner
The electrification of the marshes
Jenny McCubbin
Grey jungle
Nicky King
Flower Power - Steart Marshes
Jenny McCubbin
Cannington after the snow
Shannon Warner
Rainbow
Shannon Warner
Deer Day
Kyle Hutchings
Blossom Time
Ben Redward
Terrifying machine harvesting miscanthus for biofuels
Geoffrey Hayes
This used to be grassland
Nicky King
Burnham Lighthouse
Alex Phillips
High tide at Porlock Marsh
William Locke
A jackdaw sits on trees killed by saltwater as Porlock Marsh was formed in 1996
Sue Locke
The ghost of an oak tree stands sentinel on former farmland now Porlock Marsh
Sue Locke
Hectic Beginnings - Lidl, Leggar, Bridgwater
Nicky King
 
 Our trio of judges - CPRE Somerset chairman Prof Chris Lewis, professional photographer Kit Houghton and County Gazette Editor, Paul Jones. all perused the pictures and awarded points to their favourites.  The overall winner,  who receives a prize of £100, is Sue Locke, for her entry  - The ghost of an oak tree stands sentinel on former farmland now Porlock Marsh - see top of webpage  
 
Meanwhile, readers of the County Gazette voted for their own favourite in September and the clear winner was Quantocks Sunset by Shannon Warner - she receives a prize of £50 from the County Gazette.
 
Many congratulations to Sue and Shannon and thanks to everyone who entered our competition.
 
 
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Somerset patchwork landscape