West Sussex based garden designer Amanda Patton has shown her creativity reaches beyond gardens by having a photograph shortlisted in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards.
Amanda captured Woods near Wiggonholt on a frosty morning last November and says of it, “On this particular morning I could see before I left home that the light was special, with a dusting of frost and a little bit of mist, so I took my camera with me and spent an hour photographing before work. The light was quite stable so it allowed me time to explore different compositions and I particularly liked this view with the warm colours of the bracken and the cool of the frosted leaves in the foreground.”
This is the first time Amanda has entered the awards though not the first time her photography has been recognised, as she won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden Photograph of the Year in 2003.
The Landscape Photographer of the Year awards celebrate the beauty of the United Kingdom, with the competition attracting thousands of entries from all over the world. Founded in 2006 by Charlie Waite, one of today’s most respected landscape photographers, he describes the competition as “a wonderful platform for photographers to express their relishing of what the British landscape means to them and most especially what it meant to them at that most special of moments.”
Amanda’s entry has been shortlisted in the Classic View category; award winners in all categories will be announced on October 18th and a book showcasing the best of 2020’s entries will be published on October 19th. Like the others before it, this 13th edition will feature both classic shots of verdant rural countryside and stark urban landscapes capturing the beauty and diversity of Britain in the 21st century.