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Amateur Photographer

Derwentwater - 41pts, First place

Ricardo Alarcon, Gloucestershire Nikon D90, 18mm, 1/40sec at f/13 Ricardo spent last Christmas and New Year with his wife and son visiting his in-laws in the Lake District. After several days of freezing weather and poor visibility there was finally a clear day, so he went to Derwentwater looking for reflections to photograph. 'I was amazed by what I found and just had to take numerous shots, this one being my favourite,' he says. Judges say, 'The broken sheets of ice stacked up all along the shoreline lead us into the picture and take us to the mountains beyond, while converting the image to black and white has brought out the detail and edge definition of the ice. It's a striking image and it's our favourite, too.'

Derwentwater - 41pts, First place
Amateur Photographer, Apr 13, 2011