Bit late posting this but happy to say a few weeks ago I found out I'd won the Living the View category (people in the landscape) in this year's Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. I only processed the picture a few days before the competition deadline and although I liked it I didn't expect that good news.
I took the picture in September last year on a quick trip to the White Peak in Staffordshire. The forecast predicted morning mist lifting into a sunny day (usually good), and I'd wanted to capture a sunrise from Chrome Hill near Hollinsclough so I set an early alarm. It was a difficult drive from Lincoln to Hollinsclough in thick fog but finally made it and got up the hill just after 6am.
I enjoyed talking to some other photographers while the sun came up and the mist flowed. Eventually one of the others went back down the hill and it looked like he'd add some interest to the scene.
I was also lucky enough to have another photo commended in the Classic View category of the competition (capturing the variety or beauty of the UK landscape). That was taken near Benniworth Haven in the Lincolnshire Wolds on another misty morning in early summer this year. In case you didn't realise I like mist!
The photos are now on display at London Waterloo station until February and are also featured in the book Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 10.
The Benniworth image has now been voted as Campaign to Protect Rural England's favourite picture of the competition. They are a sponsor of the competition and wins a book and a year's membership. A nice bonus!