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The 2017 Lancashire Life photography competition - winners revealed

PUBLISHED: 00:00 27 November 2017

1st place - Isthmus Bay at Dawn by Ruth Burgess

1st place - Isthmus Bay at Dawn by Ruth Burgess


We reveal the winners of our photography competition sponsored by Wilkinson Cameras

2nd place - By the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Wheelton by Bernard Noblett2nd place - By the Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Wheelton by Bernard Noblett

For the fourth year running, judges have selected a shot of the Lake District as the winner of our annual readers’ photography competition which is sponsored by Wilkinson Cameras.

The beautiful image of Derwent Water on the previous page was taken by Ruth Burgess from Penwortham who started taking photographs six years ago when her daughter was born.

‘I was just taking family shots and candid pictures of my daughter and friends’ children and then a couple of years ago I went on a landscape photography workshop in the Lake District.

‘We go walking in the Lakes quite a lot and I take my camera and tripod with me and take pictures while my husband and daughter are waiting and asking “how long is this going to take?”’

3rd place - Dean Clough Reservoir and Pendle Hill by Karol Gajewski3rd place - Dean Clough Reservoir and Pendle Hill by Karol Gajewski

Her winning shot was taken early in the morning after an overnight stay.

‘We were hoping for a spectacular sunrise but there was a lot of cloud cover,’ she added. ‘The breeze picked up and the cloud lifted. I was pleased with the shot straight away – I’ve had it printed on canvas and it’s on my wall at home.’

For her 40th birthday last year, colleagues in the nuclear medicine department at Royal Preston Hospital bought her a new wide angle lens for her Sony Alpha A77 and she is delighted to have won a black Sony A6000 camera with an E16-50mm f3.6/5.6 PZ lens worth £549 and provided by competition sponsors Wilkinson Cameras.

Bernard Noblett won the second prize of a £150 Wilkinson Cameras gift voucher for his shot of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. A £75 Wilkinson Cameras gift voucher went to Karol Gajewski whose picture of Dean Clough reservoir was awarded third place.

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, where you’ll also find a list of store locations and opening times.

Be in the picture

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.

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