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1st Crummock Water Milky Way And Lyrid Meteors By Mark Hetherington
CREDIT: Mark Hetherington

RPS Landscape Group Monthly Competition April 2023

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 April 2023.


1st Place


Crummock Water Milky Way and Lyrid Meteors by Mark Hetherington

I love photographing the night sky and especially the Milky Way, I live near The Lake District, which has lots of Dark Sky areas, and I always have a few locations planned, one of them being the subject of this image Crummock Water in Buttermere. With clear skies forecast combined with Milky Way Core visibility, I headed to Crummock Water and what a night the 19th/20th of April turned out to be under a galaxy of stars. I had to wait in the cold until 2.30 am in the morning to capture the Milky Way core rising on the right of Grasmoor and I was really pleased to capture a couple of Lyrid Meteors as a bonus, which made enduring the cold well worth it and the winds receded as the Milky Way core came up so I could also capture the reflections of the mountains in Crummock Water.Camera Details: Sony A7iv Sony 14mm F1.8 GMCamera Settings: F2 ISO 1600 15secondsThis is a Panorama made up of nine portrait images stitched and edited in Lightroom to bring out the details of the Milky Way.

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2nd Place

A winter Sunshine by Steve Baldwin LRPS


3rd Place

Collieston Harbour is Empty by Dave Lynch





How To Enter

RPS Landscape Group members may submit one jpg image, per month.  Before submitting, please resize your image to no more than 2000px wide

Members are able to add their own image on the monthly competition page by clicking on the 'Add Photo'.  After loading the image please add the title and your name and do include your RPS distinction.  

Winners and runners up will have their images displayed on RPS Landscape website, Facebook the Newsletter and Instagram

All Landscape Group members will be invited to vote and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed winners will be announced on the RPS Landscape Group website and RPS Landscape Group's Social Media on the 1st of the month.

Open for entries 1st to 23rd.

Voting takes place 24th to 28th.

The Prize Your choice from one of fotovue's outdoor photography books with high-quality location information showing from where to take the best photographs or Britain's Best Landscapes and How to Photograph Them by Robert Harvey.


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




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