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.

  • Chris Hight

    he is nolonger the LPOTY 2012 having ben disqualified

  • Gary

    Oh dear. No he hasn’t.

  • John Cartlidge

    Well done David great image with loads of impact.
    Yet more winning pictures from members of Cannock PS keep up the good work.

  • John Cartlidge

    Well worth a look at and Davids winning print will be on show at Chasewater at the Forest of Mercia site near Brownhills just off the A5 from Wednesday as its with the other top class prints from Cannock Photographic Societys 2012 exhibition open 10.00 till 16.00 everyday till 24th November 2012.Chasewater Innovation Centre Pool Road Brownhills Staffordshire WS8 7NL Tel No 01543 370 73.7

  • JohnCartlidge

    Great winning print, congratulations David. If you want to see this print visit Cannock P S 2012 exhibition at Forest of Mercia Innovation Centre at Chasewater near Brownhills just of the A5.