Staffordshire photographer David Byrne has been named Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012.

Picture credit: David Byrne

David Byrne’s b&w image of Lindisfarne Castle in Northumberland, with ‘fishing boat’ sheds in the foreground, triumphed over thousands of other entries.

‘I took the picture because I love monochrome landscapes, and Britain has some of the best landscapes you can find,’ said David.

It was a year in which b&w eclipsed colour, with a monochrome photo of an Oxford street clinching the Young Photographer of the Year title for Stephen Colbrook

More than 100 of the best entries will go on show in the Take a view – Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012 exhibition at the National Theatre in London from 12 November 2012-12 January 2013.

A feature article about this year’s competition will appear in Amateur Photographer‘s issue dated 10 November 2012, which goes on sale on Tuesday 6 November.