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The 2016 Lancashire Life photography competition - winners revealed

PUBLISHED: 10:31 28 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:31 28 November 2016

Skiddaw by Stanley Pearson

Skiddaw by Stanley Pearson

Copyright©2015 Stan Pearson

We reveal the winners of our annual photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

2nd place - Dawn over Derwent Water by Jon Clare 2nd place - Dawn over Derwent Water by Jon Clare

The Lake District has come out on top again in our annual hunt for Lancashire’s best amateur photographer. In the last two years shots of the Lakes have taken our top prize and this year the judges have selected a top three entirely made up of Lake District scenes.

This beautiful wintry picture of Skiddaw, taken by Stan Pearson of Preston has won the top prize, with shots of Derwent Water and Ullswater in second and third places.

Stan, a 75-year-old former service manager for British Aerospace, has won a Fuji Film X100T camera worth £796 provided by competition sponsors Wilkinson Cameras.

His picture was chosen from the hundreds uploaded to the Lancashire Life website since the competition was launched in the spring.

3rd place - Ullswater by Tommy Beattie 3rd place - Ullswater by Tommy Beattie

Stan, who is originally from Chorley, said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled. My children bought me a compact camera for my 70th birthday and I have enjoyed taking pictures. I joined Garstang Camera Club and have been reasonably successful in competitions there, but this is marvellous.’

His winning picture is now on the wall of Stan and Margaret’s living room at home in Woodplumpton and he added: ‘My wife, Margaret, and I holiday in two places – Llandudno and Keswick – and this shot was taken in the Lakes in March this year. I was up early one morning and walking near the river Derwent, it was all so still and peaceful and the reflection in the river was lovely. I normally use a tripod but I didn’t on this occasion, but it worked well all the same.’

The second prize of a Wilkinson Cameras voucher worth £150, went to Jon Clare from Southport for his shot of dawn over Derwent Water. Carlisle-based Tommy Beattie’s picture of Ullswater won him the £100 Wilkinson Cameras voucher third prize.

Be in the picture

We will launch our 2017 readers’ photography competition, sponsored by Wilkinson Cameras, in the spring. In the meantime, our website is still open for you to add your photos to our online gallery, simply go to the photo section and click on the ‘Upload a Photo’ tab.

You will be asked to register, which is free and also allows you to comment on articles and photographs on the site and to take advantage of special offers.

The camera champions

Wilkinson Cameras, is an award winning, independent photo retailer with 10 stores throughout the North West of England as well as an online store at wilkinson.co.uk, where you’ll also find a list of store locations and opening times.

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