Belfast Telegraph

Friday 26 December 2014

Get in focus! Capture that moment and be a winner in the Belfast Telegraph's One Summer's Day photographic competition

St Colmcille on top of Binevenagh as he beckons to the sun near the end of a beautiful day. Jennifer McClelland, Age 61.
St Colmcille on top of Binevenagh as he beckons to the sun near the end of a beautiful day. Jennifer McClelland, Age 61.
Saturday the 29th of June, my wife flew to England early, the kids and were going to spend some special time together, all we had to do was wait for the dishwasher repair guy to come and the day was ours. When he didnt turn up till 17:30 the kids were climbing the walls with unspent energy. By the time he left it was coming up to what is normally bedtime. So what I thought, its daddy rules today, we packed them into the car and headed to the beach at Crawfordsburn country park. They started to run along the beach exploring the rocks and shallows pointing out shells and crabs and pulling seaweed and pretending to be sea monsters. The sun was just starting to set and they happened to see a bunch of seagulls on the rocks in the shallows. For the next 45 minutes they proceeded to chase after them every time they landed and i got a few pictures. Rob Gardiner (37)
I love the way the summer light comes through the window on my daughter's face. She is 2 yrs old. She loves summer as she sees it as an excuse to avoid bed time, "If it's not dark it's not bed time daddy." Richard McLean
Stephanie Rodgers, age 14, Secondary School. This photograph is very special to me... My little brother, the field, the sheep... This is what Northern Ireland means to me, even if the rest of the world is modernising and changing.
I am one of the Herring Pond 'swimmers' who venture into this rock pool in Portstewart every day (weather, waves and tides permitting)at 8 30 in the morning and sometimes a couple more times during the day . There is a great camaraderie there amongst the locals who meet there, some of them (not me) who go in throughout the winter too. It is a great meeting place and we all get on very well with each other. Submitted by Evelyn McCullough.
I am one of the Herring Pond 'swimmers' who venture into this rock pool in Portstewart every day (weather, waves and tides permitting)at 8 30 in the morning and sometimes a couple more times during the day . There is a great camaraderie there amongst the locals who meet there, some of them (not me) who go in throughout the winter too. It is a great meeting place and we all get on very well with each other. Our star swimmer is a lady in her mid-eighties and I hope to get a shot of her in the pool on Saturday as she really is one of life's characters. I think if I got a good shot of her she would be a great inspiration to other pensioners! Submitted by Evelyn McCullough.
Photo entry for section three for everyone else. Peter Niblock, 34. Gilnahirk Hills. Photo 7370 is a picture of Ballydorn light ship a few minutes walk from the sleepy small village of Whiterock, Killinchy, Co. Down. It was a very peaceful and calm evening with a beautiful reflection and the sun shining on the red ship.
Attached is a photograph taken at Titanic Quarter on Saturday 29 June 2013. I wanted to show an alternative view of this tourist area and thought a visit by Dr Who characters would be different. Submitted by Margaret Cooke.
Bella looks at the camera. By Andrew Thompson.
Mellow evening light on the river Bann, after a very dull day. That's Irish weather for you, unpredictable, and often disappointing. But then when the sun does come out, the wonderful colours of our Irish countryside are revealed in Mother Nature's most beautiful patchwork. Submitted by Evelyn McCullough, Portstewart.
Despite the dull weather, people getting into the swing of summer at the funfair in front of Bangor's iconic Royal Hotel. Barbara Groves, Bangor
Enjoying the pretty bazaar in front of the marina at Bangor. Barbara Groves, Bangor
A lovely colourful flag at the bazaar at Bangor's marina. Can we have more flags like this, please? Barbara Groves, Bangor
A lovely trip to Rathlin Island and stunning views at the bird sanctuary. Ronnie McClelland, Age 66.
Another stunning view of the Antrim coast at Downhill as the evening train approaches the tunnel. Ronnie McClelland, Age 66.
St Colmcille surveying the beautiful view from the top of Binevenagh mountain. Jennifer McClelland, Age 61.
This bunch of music makers having a great time on main street, Cooktown. Submitted by Jeff Mullen
Its amazing what you see in Cookstown on a summers day. Submitted by Jeff Mullen.
Tempo, County Fermanagh. Photograph features my pet dog Mitch relaxing on the grass during one of the few days of good weather. It really does prove that when there is the slightest bit of sunshine everyone including our pets are quick to take advantage. Submitted by Jason Gallagher.
Taken at Mountstewart. A beautiful place that I love to visit on a summer's day. Submitted by Janet Wallace.
Sunset at Dunluce Castle a very beautiful part of the North Coast. Submitted by Jason Conlon.
My two nephews Joel Tate 13 and his wee brother Devyn Tate-Ritchie age 1. This photo epitomises a perfect summers day to me. Two brothers cuddling in the sunshine in their Nanny's back garden. It makes me smile every time I look at it. I hope you like it too! Submitted by Isobel Magill.
Tthe Artist's Pods in Bangor where my friend has a beautiful temporary studio. Such a brilliant idea for a derelict area. Submitted by Linda Hutchinson.
Work I did today in the garden - such a wonderful way to spend time in Northern Ireland. A wee trip out and still time to spend at home. Submitted by Linda Hutchinson.
Work I did today in the garden - such a wonderful way to spend time in Northern Ireland. A wee trip out and still time to spend at home. Submitted by Linda Hutchinson.
Once I had processed and studied this peaceful photograph of Portaferry, it dawned on me as being a symbolic picture. This little Hamlet is one of the many beautiful jewels in Northern Ireland,s crown and for me represents the desire that we all want to be ferried from the strife and bitterness of the past to a time when we will all live in peace ,tranquility and harmony. Submitted by Ian Carr.
Summer sailing school Carrickfergus. Carrickfergus has it all history, tourism with easy access by bus and train. You dont need sunshine to enjoy yourself. What makes this special for me is the thought of what I could have achieved as a sailor if they had had schools like this when I was young. Submitted by Henry Cooper.
A wet Saturday afternoon on 29th June 2013. A cheerful and charmful flower even on a wet/dull afternoon. How many of us held them under our friends chin to see if they liked butter?! Submitted by Greg Kavanagh.
Here is a photo taken at Culmore near Derry/Londonderry on June 29th.I have been amazed by the display of buttercups in many fields across the countryside this summer. I was even more impressed by the sight of the horse grazing in the midst of the display. Submitted by Gerry O'Doherty.
My daughter Sarah Fair Photograph taken at the Ulster American Folk Park on Saturday 29th June 2013. The beauty of the Ulster American Folk and old time character of the buildings and guides make the folk park enchanting and beautiful. Its just a stone throw away from home, yet when you visit it takes you to another world! Submitted by Gillian Fair.
My name is Karen Cheung (49), from Belfast and i took this photo on Sat past. I believe this is special to me because since the opening of Victoria square it has created a great landmark/icon for Belfast. My family visit Victoria Square every week and we always enjoy the buzzing atmosphere from shoppers. This photo, I feel, is the icon of Victoria Square many people would know. Submitted by Karen Cheung.
Photo : South West Acute Hospital Enniskillen. Being able to spend time with my very ill mother in hospital is a blessing - tough times but I reckon the views are good for the soul. Submitted by Gareth Lee, Omagh.
Victoria Park, Sydenham. This particular scene in my opinion displays the characteristics of a pleasant, warming and natural attractiveness of our local beauty spots. Submitted by Gerry Ward (age 80) - amateur photographer.
This photo relates to Shaws Bridge in Belfast and epitomises to me the character of the area and the bridge layout in particular. Submitted by Gerry Ward.
One minute after this photograph was taken the donkey brayed so loudly that my daughter, Rebecca, and I jumped, and I nearly dropped the camera. Submitted by Susan Law, Newtownabbey.
My name is Eric, I live in Rostrevor and thought I'd submit my photo taken about an hour ago. This photo was taken at Kilbroney Park heading from the Cloughmor stone. Start of the month was exactly 5 years ago since I met my fiancée and one of our first dates was going to the Cloughmor. So in a way this town/area is special to me. The photo was taken when there was a break in the cloud and the sun was shining. Submitted by Eric Chung.
Silage. Dromore, Co. Tyrone. Submitted by Emma Gormley.
Submitted by Amanda Donnelly.
I'm 26 and I'm an amateur photographer from Portadown, Co Armagh. This is my photograph of the bridge in Portadown that joins Portadown town centre with Edenderry over the River Bann. I liked this and chose this photo as firstly I like the composition, the reflections, the smaller details like the man staring across the water. Also I feel its symbolic of the progressive Northern Ireland. These days with a lot of bridges having been made, being made and still to be made I feel the bridge is the ultimate symbol of Northern Ireland. Submitted by Duane Bryers.
Lazing around in the sun. By Andrew Thompson.
Lazing around in the sun. By Andrew Thompson.
Lazing around outside enjoying the sun. By Andrew Thompson.
Lazing around outside enjoying the sun. By Andrew Thompson.
Bella Sunbathing. By Andrew Thompson.
I love NI because it's full of history, beauty and surrounded by sea. This wee photo captures all those things and reminds me of a lovely day out with my husband and two children trying sailing for the first time thanks to Carrickfergus sailing club hosting a have a go day. I love the sailing club's community spirit offering this or free. I love that my children get to explore and grow up in such a beautiful place. Submitted by Diane Boyle.
As I work in the emergency services summer means busy days, rescuing those who get into difficulty on the sea or from the shore. Thankfully today this was a training exercise with Bangor lifeboat. Submitted by Dawn Petrie.
Bonamargy is just one of those places which delivers a special kind of 'peace' whether it's sunny, wet, warm or cold. The sun came out for the first time on 29th June - just when I decided I wanted to capture the picture!! Now that's special! Submitted by David McKeown.
My dog Chester in our garden, reminding me it is time for walkies. Submitted by Brian Mason, Richhill
I am attaching photo of Market Street Armagh. Great atmosphere on a Saturday for a stroll & in summer to purchase plants to brighten up your garden By Brian Mason, Richhill
View of Armagh taken from St Patrick's RC Cathedral looking over to St. Patrick's C of I Cathedral. Both Cathedrals are special places to visit with great history and amazing architecture, By Brian Mason, Richhill
Photo taken on saturday in Abbey Street, Armagh. These streets close to the two cathedrals are well worth visiting with many unique architectural gems in this special area of Armagh City. By Brian Mason, Richhill
I am attaching two photos taken last Saturday of the interior of the two cathedrals in Armagh City. Both are very special places to visit with stunning architecture and steeped in history. By Brian Mason, Richhill
I am attaching two photos taken last Saturday of the interior of the two cathedrals in Armagh City. Both are very special places to visit with stunning architecture and steeped in history. By Brian Mason, Richhill
This shot was taken in Clogher and is of there annual soap box race. The reason I like this shot is it shows great community spirt with the street full of people watching carts racing down the main street that the local businesses have build and supplied in all it was a great day and perfect for one summers day. Submitted by Brent Kinley.
I took this photo in our back garden while watching the robin feeding the thrush. Everyone need a friend. By Bill Hassard
I have chosen this photograph of Carrickfergus castle as I always loved the castle as a child, I imagined living in it and was fascinated by the history behind it. It's only recently again that I have been revisiting it and I love this image, as even though it was a cloudy day it still stands out as a landmark to be proud of along our shores. By Rebecca Martin.
Please find attached photo taken 29 06 13 at Articlave from backgarden in evening. HEADING HOME TO ROOST. A perfect end to a perfect day for me, anywhere up north. Regards Raymond Liggett Age 67
Middle earth comes to the north coast. You drive down this unsigned road to discover a wooden mirage opening up before you. The best surprises just happen! Submitted by David and Alison Flanagan.
Up early before a trip to the north coast and I wasn't disappointed! Submitted by David and Alison Flanagan.
This bee was sitting on our wall, chilled out and sunning himself. Submitted by Rebecca Flanagan.
The morning light just caught the fan window beautifully displaying the beauty and serenity that is St George's Market in Belfast. The venue is so bright and alive; the new belfast. Submitted by David and Alison Flanagan.
I took this photo as I wanted to show how much Belfast had changed in the past 100 years. As you can see in the photo the SS Nomadic has been fully restored after it had been left to rot since 1912 and is now open to the public. Behind it you can see the Titanic Belfast Centre which had been built to mark the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, beside that is the old Titanic House which was used to plan the Titanic. In the distance you can see the new Titanic Studios which opened last year and it brings more film/TV productions over to Belfast. Submitted by David Armstrong.
This photo was takenon 29 June at the end of a days hiking in the Mournes. This is always a special day with the people walking back to Meelmore Lodge for the legendary cup of tea! They have admired the changing scenes of Northern Ireland, hiking up Bernagh mountain, spotting the beautiful wild plants such as bog cotton - with just a few showers today. Added to this, there is the simple pleasures of friendship, craic and laughter always enjoyed from a day like this! Submitted by Audrey McKeown.
This is Oliver at Carnfunnock Country Park near Larne. Three and a half years old and he's just learned to climb the rope frame. By Anne Currell.
The picture was taken in Stormont Park. We were enjoying a family walk down the hill making the most of dry weather. By Aneta Palys.
This is a picture of Newtownards and Scrabo Hill with the sunshine over the town. It's a great view of my home town at night. Andrew McKee from Newtownards.
A lovely trip to Rathlin Island and stunning view at the bird sanctuary. Ronnie McClelland, Age 66.
A lovely trip to Rathlin Island and stunning view at the bird sanctuary. Ronnie McClelland, Age 66.
Daniel Place under an umbrella, not too happy with the first day of his summer holidays. Taken by Aidan Place (49).
Cloughfern Ranger Guides, from Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, did a mini-tour of Co Down on Saturday 29th June, as part of their weekend camp. Living in Co Antrim, many of the girls had never visited these attactions, so was a first for them. I myself had spent many childhood holidays in Millisle and Donaghadee, including trips to the Copeland Islands, and the swingboats on Millisle beach! These photographs show some of the places that we visited on 29th June - Scrabo Tower, Ballycopeland Windmill, Donaghadee, and Crawfordsburn beach, with the date in this photo duly marked on the sand. The girls enjoyed being part of this activity for the competition. Name: Gillian Webb
Cloughfern Ranger Guides, from Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, did a mini-tour of Co Down on Saturday 29th June, as part of their weekend camp. Living in Co Antrim, many of the girls had never visited these attactions, so was a first for them. I myself had spent many childhood holidays in Millisle and Donaghadee, including trips to the Copeland Islands, and the swingboats on Millisle beach! These photographs show some of the places that we visited on 29th June - Scrabo Tower, Ballycopeland Windmill, Donaghadee, and Crawfordsburn beach, with the date in this photo duly marked on the sand. The girls enjoyed being part of this activity for the competition. Name: Gillian Webb
Over 60 category Picture 059 - Killyleagh, Co Down in the late afternoon. A picturesque scene. Violet Stockdale (Crossgar)
Over 60 category Picture 090 - Millenium Stone- I was present when the stone was pulled into place on a cage by 1000 schoolchildren in the year 2000. Violet Stockdale (Crossgar)
MY HUSBAND HEADING UP TO THE HARE'S GAP IN THE MOURNES. VIV APSLEY
I submit a photograph to the Belfast Telegraph's One Summer's Day photo competition. It is titled 'Nature in Human Hands'. It was taken in the town land of Braade, County Fermanagh. The category is 'adult'. A hand is holding freshly picked gooseberries. The photograph is special because it illustrates in a simple yet attention grabbing way the fact that our fate as a species is dependent on the bounty of nature, and that nature's fate is dependent on us. I think the image would arouse an emotive response in people whatever their cultural background or climate zone. In this the photograph links Northern Ireland, which is highly dependent on the bounty of the soil, with the world. Yours faithfully, Laurence Speight
Please find attached my entry for the One Summer's Day competition. This photo was taken in Botanic Garden's on 29th June. Having lived in England for a while and experiencing the reputation that Northern Ireland has in some people's eyes, to me this photo represents how Northern Ireland still shines through as being a beautiful and brilliant place that I'm proud to call home. Julie McCullagh
Attached photograph was taken today at National Trust's Mount Stewart at Newtownards, which shows three visitors experiencing the still atmosphere and beauty of the lake bounded all round by multi coloured bush and tree canopies - and not forgetting the free range ducks! One should see the same scene in the Autumn with a wealth of colour all round - no need to travel to New England in The Fall ! Trevor Moffet
Belfast Lough at Cultra. There's always something interesting to see. On a murky Saturday afternoon, a cormorant keeps watch while a tanker slips past on its way to the docks. Paul Elliott. Age 58., Belfast.
My name is Matthew Humphreys (age 39), from Glengormley, and I wish to enter the everyone else category of the One Summers Day Photography Competition 2013. The title of my photograph is The Road To Slemish Mountain. Tradition tells us that when enslaved as a youth, Saint Patrick worked on Slemish Mountain and the surrounding area as a shepherd between the ages of 16 and 22 and that it was during his time here that he found God. What makes this place so special for my fiancée and I, is that we make the annual pilgrimage by climbing the mountain along with hundreds of other people on the 17th of March each year. Its a big part of our heritage and culture and a big part of our country's history. About half an hour after taking this shot, the clouds moved in and covered the top of the mountain, so I was quite lucky to get this shot. I hope you all like my photograph. Please find attached my image, The Road To Slemish Mountain.
These beautiful Fox Gloves grow wild in the country side in Northern Ireland. Their bright colour shines through from a distance. This were taken near my home in Dromore, County Down. The soft texture and beautiful innocence of the flower is in contrast to the sharp grey barbed wire in the photo. Teresa Adams aged 47.
Roselick Cottage is the last-remaining of a clachan of a dozen similar homes in this rural area near the former Cromore Halt railway station on the approach road to Portstewart. Over the years all the others have been demolished. The cottage was lived in continuously until the 1960's and lies within the gardens of our home, Roselick Lodge. Stewart Moore (Adult Section. Age: 63)
Simon Webber A field between Ballygowan and Comber. It highlights the agriculture in the Mid-Down area as it shows different crops across the County Down drumlins with Scrabo Tower in the backdrop.
This is picture taken at Burr Point...most easterly part of N.Ire and shows olb boat that has seen one too many summers day and is now tied up in the small harbour there. from john Nolan. 50+re
I have entitled it Brotherly Love, psst! don't tell mummy. It is a candid shot of my two grandsons, Dylan and Matthew. I feel that it depicts the importance of brotherly and family relationships in Northern Ireland culture. I wish to enter it in the Adult Section. Sean Kelly
Hello i just took this picture of a single fishing boat approaching Kilkeel harbour on saturday. Its a beautiful and peaceful picture as the water is so calm against the skyline. Sean Holman 33, Kilkeel (everyone else category)
In this picture, the needle on St Annes Cathedral is reflected in the plinth for a sculpture in St Annes Square.. Nigel Henderson
This was taken on the Belfast Hills Partnership walk to look for wildflowers at Carrs Glen Park, on 29th June 2013. The buttercup meadow is magical. I lived at Carrs Glen, and spent my childhood exploring the Glen and Cavehill. You can see across Belfast to the Castlereagh Hills, where I now live. This is what makes the picture special for me. Sara Duncan
Sara Chick , age: 14 ,Victoria College Belfast , Category: Secondary School Children. This is a picture of the rolling hills of the Dromore country side where I live.
Sara Chick , age: 14 ,Victoria College Belfast , Category: Secondary School Children. This is a picture of a friendly pony that I see on my daily walk in Dromore. He is always very friendly and always likes to know what is going on. *** Local Caption *** Sara Chick , age: 14 ,Victoria College Belfast , Category: Secondary School Children. This is a picture of a friendly pony that I see on my daily walk in Dromore. He is always very friendly and always likes to know what is going on.
'Enzo enjoying his first day paddling in the sea at the beach in Groomsport' From: Mrs S Ellis
Category: Everyone else Name: Ryan Simpson Age: 21 Town: Warrenpoint I take a lot of photos in and around the Warrenpoint area, however June 29th proved to be a particularly beautiful evening to take the camera out. This shot is taken down at the Marina in the town, looking back towards the harbour and up over the Cooley Mountains. I love the explosion of colour in this picture and it begins to capture the outstanding natural beauty to be found in this wonderful corner of the country
This is a picture of my grandson Lucas age 10 enjoying himself at the new bmx stunt track in Castlewellan Forest Park. As this is new to him it was very special. From Angeline Lucas Age 63 Category adult
Sheil'as on the Promenade Portstewart there is always a colourful display of buckets,spades and windwheels. Sender;Robin Holmes
Whiterocks Beach, Portrush. The party shown are members of Ballyeaston Second Presbyterian Church on a day's outing to the seaside. Peter Glover
This photo was taken at the Hole Stone near Parkgate, Co. Antrim. It was a tradition for couples to join hands through the hole as part of the marriage ceremony. I visited it with my wife on our first wedding anniversary. Paul Muldoon
Name: Paul Leslie Age: 21 Northern Ireland has superb countryside, where else could you see beautifully sights like these. A cornfield, lit up by the summer sun and a sea of colourful flowers. The last photo is the famous "Balls on the Falls" in the more traditional "British Summer" i.e wind and rain.
Name: Paul Leslie Age: 21 Northern Ireland has superb countryside, where else could you see beautifully sights like these. A cornfield, lit up by the summer sun and a sea of colourful flowers. The last photo is the famous "Balls on the Falls" in the more traditional "British Summer" i.e wind and rain.
Please find attached my shot that I am entering in the adult section of one summers day! 'My fiancee Laura told me about the One Summers Day competition and I knew I had to enter! We drove down to 'The Eighteen Arches' in Newry to capture this! I got lucky with a beautiful evening, and really lucky when one of the many friendly cows walked into the frame!'
'My fiancee Laura told me about the One Summers Day competition and I knew I had to enter! We drove down to 'The Eighteen Arches' in Newry to capture this! I got lucky with a beautiful evening, and really lucky when one of the many friendly cows walked into the frame!' Paul Killeen.
A juggler in Coleraine at the 400th anniversary of the town's charter. By Paul Gallagher Adult
Irene and Shea Nolan, with their son Thomas, on vacation from San Francisco admire the Titanic Building. Photo taken by their son Patrick aged 7 years
I took this picture because I love the wide range of wildlife that live in Northern Ireland. John Corry, Belfast.
Taken early morning 29th June. The black arch Larne, Drains Bay also Larne. Adult category. Its Special as this is the gateway too the Glens. Norman Grey
Love relaxing in the garden watching the birds (a male bullfinch on this occasion)and enjoying the flowers. Name Noeni Bryars
While sitting in a bird hide at Crom, Upper Lough Erne, waiting for some wild life I noticed this grass composition. Noel Maitland (everyone else category)
Musical brass band recitals are always popular in summertime. This photo was taken while waiting for the members of the brass band to take up position in their allotted place at the Mayor's Show, Ballymoney yesterday. Photo by Noel Graham
Name nickie fell Age 38 Subject: my red-headed beauty at the foot of the sand dunes in Castlerock - Northern Ireland is bright, beautiful and full of happiness - just like Ruby in this photo. Thanks, Nickie
By Nickie Fell Age 38 Subject: wild poppies in Castlerock. Beautiful and untamed.
From Nickie fell Age 38 Special times as big sister introduces little brother to the sea on the north coast for the first time ever!
Whilst out walking with my girlfriend along the Lagan towpath at Shaw's Bridge. It was a beautiful summers evening and the water was very still - producing this amazing reflection of the bridge and trees. Neal Finlay
Ballykelly Presbyterian built by James Turnbull 1827 at a cost of £4000 Neo Classical style Grade A listed presented to the congregation of 900 by the Fishmongers Company 4th March 1828 My favourite building in my village and also the family church of the famous aviator Samuel Kinkead. Norman B Thorpe DOB 3/7/48
Sent in for adult section by Muriel Hughes Muriel Hughes
Adult section Father and sone enjoying an ice cream in Wallace Park Lisburn Sent in by Muriel Hughes
For entry in adult section. Perfumed rose Sent in by Muriel Hughes Lisburn
Dear Sir/Madam, I attach my photograph for the 'onesummersday' photographic competition. Being over 21 i would like to be entered in the, 'open for everyone' category. The photograph "Leap of Faith" was taken at the Dame Mary Peters arena where i met these lads who had traveled up from Dublin to try out the new BMX track. Mervyn McBride.
Mark Weir 28 Newry. A shot of the sun going down on Newry this evening.
Name: Mark Hawthorne Age: 26 Category: Everyone else Photo Title: I liked it, so I put a ring on it! The 29th June was a special day for my family as it was my sister's wedding. I chose this picture as I think it captures the joy and spirit of the occasion, as well as the quirky character of the couple, Laura and Austin. The two of them are, as we in NI say, 'a hoot'!
we are sending our photo for the One Summers Day competition. The shot was taken in the evening, June 29, in Minnowburn. When we go for an everyday walk with our dog Angie, always discover some lovely places along the river Lagan. We are so grateful for having such a beautiful parks, where we can relax and enjoy ourselves. This time we had a fun with these curious cows, in Minnowburn, near Shaws bridge. Regards Anna & family
This photo is of a joint celebration, my friends Judith and Richard celebrating my 50th birthday and also my wife Pamela and I celebrating the engagement of their daughter Jodie who will marry July 4th 2014. Mark Davison Category - Adult
Please find attached my photo for your photographic competition 2013. Saturday 29th June 2013: A day when my sister and I revisited our childhood. The photo was taken in a bog on Inishmore Island, Lough Erne; a magical place in our memories where we used to play together over half a century ago. Although overgrown and slightly menacing now a sunbeam unexpectedly filtered through the canopy of trees encompassing my sister in its light. The ethereal feeling it has created is what makes the photo special to me. Regards, Lynda Tavakoli
This photo was taken from Lough Erne Fermanagh while doing a bit of island hopping in boat. Which needs foreign holidays when we have the beauty of this in our we country!!! Lyn Herron Age 35 Holywood
Lucy Fleming , 13, Category: Secondary school. This picture was taken at Ramore Head, Portrush. This is known locally as 'The Devils Washtub'. I live here and love the town and walk around here with my dogs rain, hail or shine. Address: 78 Ballywillan rd, Portrush, County Antrim. Phone no: 07974681206 (Jill Fleming , Mum.)
This is a photo of our new sculpture at the Roe Valley Country Park representing the Leap of the Dog (meaning of Limavady). It is a beautiful, tranquil spot for a walk and so close to my home. Lisa Smyth Age 44
My name is Lisa Schofield, age 50 and I'm from Millisle. This is for the Adult catagory. This photo was taken from behind the old gate of Carrowdore Castle and is of the sunset on 29 June. I think what makes this special is the way that the landscape is silhouetted against the colours of the sky and how the scene is framed by the arch of the gateway.
This photo was taken during a short moment of sunshine at the Rinka in Islandmagee on 29 July. My parents used to take my brother, sister and me there for ice cream and perhaps a bucket and spade before heading to Browns Bay for a day of building sandcastle and splashing in the sea. Now I do the same thing with my boys, Alec (3) and Leo (8), and they love the Rinka ice cream as much as I did when I was their age. It's just a special thing I do with my children and one day they'll maybe do the same with theirs. Kind regards Linda McGibbon
This is my husband Trevor in a rather drafty B&B in Glarryford Co Antrim. Trevor was in a rock band called Taxi in the late sixties and now enjoys nothing more than playing his mandolin outside on a summer's day. I am 60 years old and would like to take photos from the top of Slemish mountain as I am afraid of heights and the climb would be a challenge with spectacular views as a reward. Linda Erwin
Water dripping off long streaks of grass: As I saunter casually through the back roads of the rural, authentic and natural Northern Irish countryside, the sun beams down, covering all of my body in a luscious, snug and positively mood capturing rays of heat I feel small points of me, beam with radiance as the sun attracts itself upon me. As I venture on through the narrow, baron and slightly bumpy rural roads I find myself within the occasional presence of small splotches of rain, reminding me of the brisk shower brought over from the atlantic approximately twenty five minutes ago. The further I trek on the more little discoveries I stumble upon intimidating me to whip out my smartphone and capture some inevitable and incomparable moments. Suddenly the sweet smell of freshly cut silage, captivate me completely, urging me with a great suspense to breath in and out ever so slowly permitting my lungs to appreciate the scent as much as I can. As I walk through the field with not a care in this bold, bad and devious world I capture some snaps onto my portable studio, that is my smartphone and it's that thought provoking moment I realise, this; this is it. My upbringing area is one of the most appreciated points of natural beauty that could possibly be know to man. This is it, Northern Ireland. It may not be two-thousand-and-twelve but 'our wee country' will always be booming whether we accept it or not because it's our time and it's our place which to me, personally is what makes Northern Ireland such a special day on 'One Summers Day' Kyle Frazer, Banbridge
Please find attached my entry for the "One Summer's Day" competition. I'm 30, so will be in the "everyone else" category! It was taken on Portstewart Strand on Saturday evening while having a barbeque with some great friends. I've always loved the way the sun comes through the clouds like this. There's something magical about the rays stretching out from the clouds. Hope you like it!! Katie Russell
I attach my photograph of The Crescent Arts Centre , 2-4 University Road, Belfast, which I took on the afternoon of the 29th June 2013. As I photographed it, a whole day dance workshop was taking place inside, a drumming class was about to begin, an Art exhibition was on view in the Art Gallery, Reception, with its ever changing multiplicity of cultural activity leaflets was being skilfully & pleasantly manned, & the cafe was trading very nicely too! In fact The Crescent was being Its usual happy self. The Crescent Arts Centre serves as a very warm and welcoming hub for a great variety of arts classes and performances, reaching a far wider mix of participants and audience than its Belfast location might suggest. I have attended classes there with people travelling specially for them from Downpatrick & Ballymena. So it holds a special place in the hearts of many. It is a very special place indeed for me, as its refurbished re-opening, coincided with my own approved early retirement from work, which released both time & energy for me to take part in drama, dance & singing workshops & classes in The Crescent, giving me a delightful opportunity, not only to brush up on the artistic interests of my youth, but to try new things leading on from these. Very satisfying indeed. The building's happy vibe, is consistently commented on by many, and the very pleasant cafe is open for members of the public to enjoy too, it is not just reserved for those taking classes or attending performances there.The cafe profits go to help a social enterprise project in Belfast. I am now a Crescent Arts Centre Volunteer - duties include, meet & greet, ticket collection, programme distribution, sitting in at an Art exhibition to answer questions, helping in the very wide range of activities undertaken by the annual Belfast Book Fair based in The Crescent, from asking the 1st question from the audience to set the ball rolling at a children's author event, through taking part
View from Islandmagee - Timeless Adult category Joyce Borland
Ballynoe Stone Circle Near Downpatrick County Down One Summers Day 2013 A shot taken at Sunset on the 29th June 2013 at Ballynoe Stone Circle Downpatrick County Down NI UK (high res shot available if needed) the day was not one for photography until after dinner and i spotted an opportunity when the sun came out and there was potential for a good sunset, unfortunately the sunset was ruined by incoming cloud before it got going. Ballynoe Stone Circle is a little known quiet site 3 miles south of Downpatrick managed by the NIEA which has a natural atmosphere especially early in the morning or evening. By Jon Lees (photograph of in second photo) for entry in the adult category Jon Lees
Portstewart Strand, Saturday 29th June 2013 Young Oísin Farrell, throws ball on his favourite location for his dog, Madison on Portstewart Strand. John Oakes
Chose this picture as it shows me I do not have to go far to be in the countryside, this is my son's home and these are two of the animals they have, they are inseparable from each other, and live at Magheramorne overlooking Islandmagee and it is a great place to chill out. Name Watson Kernohan
Cottage Hospital taken from Peoples Park, Ballymena Photos of one summers day taken by Gareth Bryans age 12 from Ballymena
Pet Cat Poppy in the garden Photos of one summers day taken by Gareth Bryans age 12 from Ballymena
Ducks relaxing at Peoples Park, Ballymena Photos of one summers day taken by Gareth Bryans age 12 from Ballymena
Taken 29 June at Comber Potato Festival by Bethan Hodgen, age 6. It's a potato caterpillar! Bethan loved the pop out eyes and the idea of a potato caterpillar!
Megan Ross Aged 7 My Rabbits
This is my favourite rabbit, thumper, sitting tall in the grass in our garden Megan Ross Aged 7
This is me peeping through the grass at my little sister at our favourite place, home. Cully backed Megan Ross (7)
Megan Ross age 7 My sister running to me at the top of our garden Cullybackey
Name: Jade McCarten Age: 16 Category: Secondary School Student I was on a walk on a Saturday by myself with my camera and tripod decided to visit my favourite place, Murlough Beach. It was such a beautiful day. The view from here is just outstanding. I wanted to try my first panorama shot and this is how it turned out! I've been here every year since I was a child and I'm in love with the view.
So my one summers day shot was taken in Bangor there was lots going on but I had a shift a DW gym so headed out early, got a few nice shots but this to me summed up Summer a wee bumble bee going about his business, and what a great location the community garden at Project 24 (the brightly coloured pods in Bangor) such a lovely tranquil place to chill and watch the world go by. Shirley Graham
Melanie Thompson - aged 54, amateur photographer. Photographs taken on this date 29/06/13, all in Island Magee & Whitehead. Had a family cottage there, where we spent our summers & very fond & happy memories. Great grandparents/ grandparents had the cottage from war time until early 1980s, when it was decided (sadly) to give it up.
Cooper the cat Taken by Nicola Gardiner, 17, from Donaghcloney, category: secondary school
Managed to capture these deer ,(well camouflaged), in the trees at Castle Archdale Country Park, Co .Fermanagh. This is a family favourite , peaceful location where we enjoy wandering around the many nature trails close to the shores of Lough Erne. Entered by Ivy Cowan (adult)
These wee duckling`s huddled together having a little nap. This is why we like coming here because it`s so peaceful and you get to see and hear all the wildlife. At Castle Archdale CO. Fermanagh picture was taken for my disabled sister Michelle Cowan (adult)
A little hidden gem...'Verner's Bridge' near Peatland's Park, Dungannon. They say this is the point where 'Tyrone meets Armagh'... 14 year old daughter took it today as we stopped for a spontaneous picnic. A beautiful, serene moment ...incorporating the calm water, a jet skier at play, and a father and son in harmony enjoying the untroubled relaxed tranquility...Helen Mitchell (mum)
Name - Faye Wallace Age - 15 Category- secondary school The photo is of a bee sleeping in a flower. This photo is special as it relates to what I think summer is about.
Joy of a Long Putt. The photo was taken at Mount Ober Golf Club during the weekly Saturday competition. Golfers enjoy the competition, exercise and comradeship and one of the great joys is when a long putt drops into the hole. On the other hand if you are not playing well you can enjoy the panoramic views over Belfast to Cave Hill and beyond, including Napoleons Nose and the Samson crane in the shipyard. Wesley McCamley
Here is my photo taken on 29th June 13.It is of the 2 most important things in my life-my dog and my husband(in that order!...only kidding!).Its the same meeting every morning and this morning on the 29th June was even more special as all the young birds were learning how to fly. Noreen Van der Velde
My name is Robert Bashford and I am a middle aged amateur photographer who spent the 29th June down in Bangor at a Car and Vehicle exhibition in the Castle Grounds. The Band of the Royal Air Force were in attendance and an exhibition of Sculpture were on show in the Walled Gardens. I've attached four images from the day for your consideration.
My name is Robert Bashford and I am a middle aged amateur photographer who spent the 29th June down in Bangor at a Car and Vehicle exhibition in the Castle Grounds. The Band of the Royal Air Force were in attendance and an exhibition of Sculpture were on show in the Walled Gardens. I've attached four images from the day for your consideration.
My name is Robert Bashford and I am a middle aged amateur photographer who spent the 29th June down in Bangor at a Car and Vehicle exhibition in the Castle Grounds. The Band of the Royal Air Force were in attendance and an exhibition of Sculpture were on show in the Walled Gardens. I've attached four images from the day for your consideration.
Please find attached photo taken 29 06 13 at Articlave from backgarden in evening. HEADING HOME TO ROOST. A perfect end to a perfect day for me, anywhere up north. Regards Raymond Liggett Age 67
Taken by Kate Reavill
JOEL ARCHBOLD AGE 12 ... WILDFLOWER MEADOW ON BALLYEARL RATH
I'm always on the look our for quirky little nuks and crannies when out and about in Northern Ireland & my little person Dan has inherited this trait! On this particular Summer's Day we were driving into the quaint little village of Aghalee when he spotted a rickety old barn with a shabby red door which in his world was a dinosaurs cave... Exploring the world of adventure and the magic of imagination as curiosity took over his fear is 'one summers day' well spent... (Check out pic 2 - not as an entry just to simply conclude the adventure - Who said dreams don't come true ;-) Sent from my iPhone
Mark McGimpsey, age 10, taken at the Bangor Seashore Festival
Mark McGimpsey, age 10, taken at the Bangor Seashore Festival
Mark McGimpsey, age 10, taken at the Bangor Seashore Festival
Melanie Thompson - aged 54, amateur photographer. All photographs are untouched/photoshopped. Taking photographs is my hobby, these were all taken last Saturday 29th June as requested, though as usual, the weather did us no favours! They were all taken in Antrim - Whitehead, Browns Bay & Port Muck in Island Magee, where we had a holiday cottage from war time until the early 1980s. An area of Northern Ireland largely untouched & one I hold close to my heart.
Melanie Thompson - aged 54, amateur photographer. All photographs are untouched/photoshopped. Taking photographs is my hobby, these were all taken last Saturday 29th June as requested, though as usual, the weather did us no favours! They were all taken in Antrim - Whitehead, Browns Bay & Port Muck in Island Magee, where we had a holiday cottage from war time until the early 1980s. An area of Northern Ireland largely untouched & one I hold close to my heart.
Melanie Thompson - aged 54, amateur photographer. Photographs taken on this date 29/06/13, all in Island Magee & Whitehead. Had a family cottage there, where we spent our summers & very fond & happy memories. Great grandparents/ grandparents had the cottage from war time until early 1980s, when it was decided (sadly) to give it up.
Melanie Thompson - aged 54, amateur photographer. Photographs taken on this date 29/06/13, all in Island Magee & Whitehead. Had a family cottage there, where we spent our summers & very fond & happy memories. Great grandparents/ grandparents had the cottage from war time until early 1980s, when it was decided (sadly) to give it up.
Amy Stevenson, 16 years old, secondary school category. -This fun photo shows my sisters' attitudes towards summer. Thank you! :)
This photograph was taken in Dromantine where I live nearby and have many happy memories. This image is special to me as the child whom is a close neighbour is wearing my childhood dress which I wore many summers ago. I wanted to capture and reflect relaxation time at the start of the child's long summer in which she has all the time in the world to dream. By Laura Jane Guiney, aged 32 (Adult entry).
'Wee Molly daydreams' This photograph was taken in Dromantine where I live nearby and have many happy memories. This image is special to me as the child whom is a close neighbour is wearing my childhood dress which I wore many summers ago. I wanted to capture and reflect relaxation time at the start of the child's long summer in which she has all the time in the world to daydream. By Laura Jane Guiney, aged 32 (Adult entry).

The day has dawned. Capture your best image tomorrow - and only tomorrow - for chance to win a break in our photo competition.

It's time to get snap happy – we're just hours away from One Summer's Day.

For one day only – tomorrow – we want you to grab your camera and get clicking for our annual mass participation photography event.

Once again, the Belfast Telegraph has teamed up with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board to encourage photographers of all ages and abilities to capture an interesting image.

It could be spectacular landscape, a person or pet.

The main stipulation is that the photograph MUST be taken tomorrow.

The winner will walk away with a short staycation break, courtesy of NITB, and the best 100 photographs will be included in a special commemorative supplement, which will be produced and distributed in September.

Belfast Telegraph picture editor Peter Rainey said he wanted to see creativity and imagination in the entries.

"I'm looking forward to looking through this year's readers' snaps," he said.

"Let's hope the weather stays good and that entrants come up with some interesting, imaginative, creative pictures. Whatever summer means to you, that's what we want to see, whether it's a stunning landscape or a portrait or something more unusual."

In previous years the competition has attracted hundreds of entrants from across Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, Stephen Clements of Citybeat said the location he'd like to photograph held a special meaning for him.

"I would like to photograph the Wren's Eggs on the walk at Blackhead in Whitehead," he said. "One of my earliest childhood memories was mum and dad lifting my brother and me up to them and remember thinking we were on top of a mountain. Seeing them now, well they're not that big, but they continue to create memories.

"It's also where I proposed to my wife, and luckily she said yes."

And U105's Jerry Lang said he would love to capture the Mourne Mountains. "I've always had an interest in photography and one place I've always wanted to photograph and never had the opportunity is the area around and including the Mournes," he said. "I'd love to snap places like Murlough Bay and also the slightly more off-the-beaten track parts of the mountains, streams, forests, landscapes."

What you need to know

Photos are to be taken ONLY tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, 2014. Entries will be split into three categories – primary school, secondary school and adult. Entrants must mark clearly their age and category when submitting their entry. Send your entry via email to onesummersday@belfast telegraph.co.uk with a note explaining the content of the picture and what makes it so special. The closing date for entries is Saturday, August 16 with winners to be announced in September. Failure to comply with any of the above rules and regulations will result in disqualification. Take one photo on one day and you could win the biggest photographic competition in Northern Ireland.

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