Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 Winner Announcement

Midas PR is delighted to announce the overall winner of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 Award whose image is published in the stunning coffee table book, Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12 (AA publishing). This year’s winner is Peter Rowbottom with his striking shot taken in Glencoe, Scotland. He takes away a £10,000 prize and will be published with all other shortlisted and commended images in the awards book. The images will be displayed in a free exhibition at Waterloo Station. Opening on 19th November, the exhibition is hosted by Network Rail and will run for eleven weeks, closing on 3rd February 2019.

Peter Rowbottom said, “I’d visited this location many times before, in differing weather conditions each time. Forsaking the well-known show at the falls near here this morning, I had set out to shoot sunrise upriver and, with the freezing cold weather, I was hoping to find some frozen pools of ice with radiating lines that I could potentially use as foreground. The sunrise wasn’t the best, as low cloud had drifted in, but walking along the river there were a few icy sections which looked like possible shooting points. Then I saw this unusual and dramatic formation of ice around the rocks; right then I knew I had my spot. The problem was that when shooting from above on the tripod, the ice spikes, although visible, were getting lost in the scene. The only solution was to go low, very low; the same level as the ice. The main problem was my tripod, which wouldn’t go down that far, as I had forgotten to pack my small centre column. The solution turned out to be getting as many flat rocks as I could find to create a makeshift ‘tripod’ to rest the camera (and lens) on at ground level, while lying on the floor. I got very wet.”  

Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12 is out now by AA publishing

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