The results are in and Jonathan Redfearn has been named the winner of the Urban Landscape round of Bridgestone’s ongoing landscape photography competition.
This third round of the inaugural five-round contest drew hundreds of amazing entries, but judges were draw to Jonathan’s rich and vibrant image of Newcastle’s city centre.
Jonathan, a Church Minister at Jesmond Parish Church in Newcastle, is an enthusiastic landscape photographer who’s passion is photographing his local region of Tyneside, Northumberland, and recently the Scottish Highlands.
“I am attempting to put together a photo book with text on the Scottish Highlands called ‘The Wonders of God’s Creation – Building on the Rock'” he says.
He took this image from the Tyne Bridge at 5.30am one morning in March. He says, “That morning the light on the Tyne was stunning, and strong light is so important in both urban and natural landscapes.”
Jonathan 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.
Runner-up this round was Martyn Chrystie, of Hampshire, who by day is an accountant. Judges say they loved his use of long exposure techniques to capture light trails from the passing cars in his urban landscape.
Introducing Round 4: Coastal Landscape
Bridgestone is now accepting entries for the fourth round of its competition. This month the theme is coastal landscapes.
As before, entries can be submitted via Bridgestone’s Facebook app before the closing date on 24 July.
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 24 July.