Through the Lens competition winner announced

Last night’s Through the Lens photography competition awards ceremony highlighted the stunning variety of life and landscapes across the UK. Here’s a few of the winners.


The winning photo in the Millennium Hotels & Resorts Through the Lens photography competition came from the beautiful Northern Irish Mourne Mountains, as seen in HBO’s Game of Thrones. While photographer Brian McCready won a prize of £5,000 worth of photography equipment for his stunning shot, you can enjoy his winning image, as well a selection of the finalists.

Northern Ireland

Title: Mourne Light Photographer: Brian McCready

Photographer’s caption: “This was taken on the summit of Slieve Corragh just as the sun broke through the clouds and began illuminating the slopes around the Ben Crom Reservoir.”



Title: Misty Dawn Photographer: Tom Bown

Photographer’s caption: “The British seasons are a major cause for celebration as they provide an ever-changing interaction with our beautiful scenery. This section of the Thames (near Tadpole Bridge in Oxfordshire) is unlikely to appear on many holiday itineraries. However, on a frosty winter morning with the sun rising through the mist, there can be few more.”


Title: Mirror of Nature 
Photographer: Anuruddha Lokuhapaurachchi

Photogapher’s caption: “Early and harmonious morning with fog over the Lake Bala, Gwynedd, Wales.”



Title: Misty Mystery on the Thames Photographer: Malcolm Dawson

Photographer’s caption: “On a foggy but sunny morning on the way to work I had to stop to enjoy the mystery.”


East Midlands

Title: Leicester. Night Photographer: Dmitrijs Samsonovs

Judge’s Comments: “A powerful composition and a carefully controlled exposure, with such modest camera demonstrates an originality of a subject or place that random passers bye would hardly notice. Samsonovs brings the mundane to a compelling and beautiful conclusion which may make us consider the huge potential of the everywhere around us.”

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