The votes have been tallied, and Duncan McNeill has been named the winner of the Spring Colour round of Bridgestone’s new landscape photography competition.
The opening round of the five-round contest drew hundreds of amazing entries, but judges felt Duncan’s breathtaking view of the English Lake District was the clear winner.
By day, Duncan, from Cumbria, runs a home maintenance service for older people and vulnerable adults, but in his spare time he uses his Nikon D3000 to photograph his children.
“This photograph was taken three quarters of the way up Dodd Wood in the English Lake District,” Duncan says. “My wife had decided to march me up there to burn off some winter weight. I’m glad she did as the Spring sunshine was just starting to melt the snow and I got an image of Spring chasing Winter away. I don’t usually do landscapes but this was too good an opportunity to miss!”
Runner-up this round was grid engineer Sean Wright, from Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Judges loved his use of long exposure to capture movement in the water.
Duncan will receive £50 in vouchers to spend at WEX, along with a bag of goodies from Bridgestone. He will also advance to the final pool of judging with a chance to be named the overall winner at the end the five rounds.
Introducing Round 2: Black & White
Bridgestone is now accepting entries for the second round of its competition. This month the theme is black and white landscapes.
As before, entries can be submitted via Bridgestone’s Facebook app before the closing date on 26 May.
The competition is open to UK-based photographers over age 18.
You may enter as many images as you like to each round.
To enter, simply visit Bridgestone’s dedicated competition gallery on its Facebook page and upload your image(s) before the closing date on 26 May.