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Galloway Evening By Peter Stott LRPS
CREDIT: Peter Stott LRPS

RPS Landscape Group Monthly Competition June 2022

An online monthly Photography competition for RPS Landscape Group Members.

Winners Announcement

Landscape Group Members submitted another stunning collection of images to the Landscape Group competition during June 2022.


1st Place

Galloway Evening by Peter Stott LRPS

This picture was taken in Galloway, just north of Gatehouse of Fleet in the Galloway Forest Park, Scotland. The lowland area of Dumfries and Galloway lies between Cumbria to the south and the Scottish Lowlands to the north. There is arable farming along the coast and inland valleys, and cattle and sheep farming on the shallow soils of the more windswept and barren uplands. The northern area of Galloway (to the right in this picture) is an area of wild landscapes, reputed to be the last remaining wilderness in Britain south of the Highlands. To the south (left in this picture) lies more arable land descending to the coast and the Solway Firth. Galloway is largely undiscovered by tourists who pass it by on their way to the Highlands. This is exactly how the locals like it.

The picture was taken in April when a cold wind was blowing across the hills from the north, giving misty conditions in both the morning and evening; but in the late afternoon there were occasional shafts of bright sunlight. I had found this spot when we first arrived on vacation, noting the leading lines created by the stone wall, the focal point of the distant hillside and the opportunity which would be offered by strong sunlight from the east. I like this picture because it highlights the rapidly changing weather in this rural area and the effect that farming has had on the natural landscape.

Canon EOS 5D Mk4, Lens EF 24-70 @ 30mm, 1/125 sec f9, ISO 100

Comments made by RPS Landscape Members when voting for Peter's image

  • The light and highlights on the hill really stand out.
  • The transient light transforms an otherwise mundane scene. 
  • Arresting light and composition
  • Stunning use of the evening light
  • Advantage has been taken of light in the moment and adds to other factors to lead the eye into the shot
  • Beautiful light.
  • A lovely capture of beautiful light! 
  • Perfect lighting. Image evokes a deep sense of peace.
  • The atmosphere in the sky, the light on the land and composition with leading lines makes this image a very effective landscape photograph.  Liked it the best of the lot. Thanks
  • The image appears sharp, good thoughtful capture with colour and form that pulls me in for an amazing visual experience that touches my emotions.
  • Very dramatic and atmospheric light; a well composed image.
  • Great Light!
  • Lovely light.  There is a feeling of total peace with this image.
  • Lovely scene with great lighting
  • Is so atmospheric
  • Well executed nice composition 




2nd Place

Lambda by David Travis ARPS

Comments made by RPS Landscape Members when voting for David's image

  • A really striking monochrome. It was well seen and exposure is well done considering the dynamic range of the subject.
  • It is a very challenging image when you first look at it but once you recognise it is buildings the light is excellent both in the sky and on the buildings. Excellent
  • The light, the shapes, the cleanliness of the image, I love everything about it!
  • Clever and striking image, very well executed. 
  • Drama, composition, sharpness
  • Powerful structured black and white image.
  • Great use of leading lines, space, light and composition
  • A unique take and visually stunning.
  • It was close with yesterday’s industry but went for it because out of the 2 it’s the one I could put on a wall. Tough
  • Lovely minimal shot, great use of b&w
  • Drama at its best.



3rd Place

Misty Sunrise, Corfe Castle Contre Jour by Richard Broomfield LRPS 

Comments made by RPS Landscape Members when voting for Richards's image

  • Great composition with ideal weather conditions . Frosty foreground leading the viewer through a welcoming open gate to the misty image of the castle with the sunrise behind . Very evocative .
  • Because I love the atmosphere caused by the lighting.
  • Much photographed spot but the mist makes it.
  • Beautifully timed and crafted.
  • First: the atmospherics of the picture. Second: the Contre Jour works perfectly Third:  the mistiness in in the distance around the castle but the exquisite sharpness of the foreground.  Fourth: how those two parts of the photo make the eye go back and forth to take them both in Fifth: the dew or frost on the grass Finally: How the open gate makes you feel that you want to walk through it and walk in to the field



How the competition works

  • Landscape Members email their image.
  • Images are displayed on RPS Landscape group’s website.
  • On the 23rd-28th of each month, Members are sent a link to a voting form and invited to vote for their favourite 3 images.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners are announced on the 1st of the month and can be seen on the Landscape Group competition web page.
  • The Prize is a copy of Robert Harvey's book in hard cover, Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them.

Full instructions can be found on the RPS Landscape Group website.

Look out on the RPS Landscape Group Facebook page for updates.



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