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1st Place Light Through The Beech Trees By Richard Inwood
CREDIT: Richard Inwood

RPS Landscape Group Monthly Competition May 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 May 2023.


1st Place


Light Through the Beech Trees by Richard Inwood

A small group of us from Steyning CC and West Dean College made our annual pilgrimage to this Sussex bluebell wood in the hope of seeing something different this year; we did. For this image three shots were taken using the display touch shutter on a Nikon Z 7II, ISO 64, 1/10 sec and then focus stacked in Lightroom/Photoshop. The lens was a Nikkor Z 24-120mm F4 S at 76mm and I used a Benro tripod. Sunrise was at 0540 and this image was taken at 0640 so just towards the end of The Golden Hour. The golden hour effect has shown through in the beautiful colour of the sun streaming through the trees. The view shown in the image was over very quickly, changing to normal daylight, and thus, luck seems to have played a role in getting this shot (or was it getting up at 0300?). The adage “get there early and leave late” seems to have been successful on this occasion.

Finally, thank you to all those who voted.


2nd Place

Colours of Luskentyre by Nigel Puttick LRPS


3rd Place

Eilean Glass 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 the excellent book, 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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