15 Breathtaking ‘Landscape Photographer of the Year’ Winners

By Ash Davies
November 8, 2012 from Blog,Inspiration

This year’s competition did not run without controversy. The winning photo was disqualified for excessive photoshopping, with slightly eccentric blog posts uncovering obscurities within the photos clouds and lighting.

As always though, the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition has presented some incredible photographs. We’ve delved through the finalists to bring you the best of the best.

The Original Winner

David Byrne’s photo won the competition outright before being disqualified for excessive use of Photoshop. Whilst the competition does allow for basic touch-ups, David’s photo was highly manipulated. He accepted the disqualification, noting that it was a misunderstanding of vague terms.

The New Winner

Simon Butterworth was awarded the top prize for his photograph ‘Condemned’.
Yes, it is an ironic choice of title.

Young Photographer of the Year Winner

Man in the Fog by Stephen Colbrook.

Living the View Winner

Fishermen on Loch Ard by Paul Bundle taken in Trossachs, Scotland.

Your View Winner

The New Forest by David Baker taken in Hampshire, England.

Classic View Winner

Delamere Forest by David Byrne taken in Cheshire, England.

Classic View Runner-Up & Judge John langley’s Choice

The Wave by Simon Park taken in Douglas, Isle of Man.

Living the View Runner Up

Colin the Shepherd at Milton Abbot by Les Bennett taken in Devon, England.

Classic View Commendations

Evening Storm over Ashey by Jamie Russell taken in Isle of Wight, England.

Bluebell Dawn by Louis Neville taken in Micheldever Wood, Hampshire, England.

Derbyshire in the Snow by Ian Lewry taken in Derbyshire, England.

Rainbow by David Mould taken in Rannoch Moor, Argyll, Scotland.

‘This Is Britain’ Winner and Living the View Commendation

London when it Snows: Big Ben and Lovers by Kayode Okeyode taken in London, England.

Your View Commendations

London City, Looking West by Howard Kingsnorth taken in London, England.

The Fairy Ring by Stephen Emerson taken in Newry, Northern Ireland.