Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

One Summer's Day: Let's get snapping!

The Belfast Telegraph wants you to grab your camera and help us capture the spirit of Northern Ireland, writes Amanda Poole

Amy Stevenson (15) won the secondary school age category of the competition in 2012 with this quirky shot of her sisters jumping
Amy Stevenson (15) won the secondary school age category of the competition in 2012 with this quirky shot of her sisters jumping
FLASHBACK: Winners and entries from One Summer's Day in 2012
Dear Sir/Madam, I attach my photograph for the 'onesummersday' photographic competition. It is in the third, 'open for everyone' category. It's title is 'Simplicity'. It was taken in Correl Glen Nature Reserve, County Fermanagh. The idea behind the picture is that although rain often brings little cheer, we can't live without it. Rain is life. These rain drops induce wonder, stillness and silence. We can't reserve feelings of well-being for sunny days. Yours faithfully,Laurence Speight
Moonlite LoughinislandMy husband and I were returning home from a night out.  We stopped so that I could (attempt to) capture (on film) serenity and stillness of the moon, shining over the Loughinisland waters. Submitted by Frances WhiffenOpen Category
Please find attached my entry into the competition.This was taken on the Jubilee weekend as the sun went down over the White Rocks Beach...my brother Mark was home from Vancouver for the month and as he captured his own picture of the sun setting I was able to capture him doing so.Ruth Crampton (30)Newtownabbey
Violet Stockdale, Crossgar - third category 'Twins on the lookout' - these two pigs caught my eye on an early morning walk on the outskirts of Crossgar
Violet Stockdale, Crossgar - third category (61) 'Fairytale castle' - in Killyleag
WINNER: Luke Townsley Age: 6 Ballynahinch This is my dog Amber, she jumps for joy when she sees the sun come out!
For entry into the "everyone else" category. Please find attached photograph "Purple Rain" taken on 30 June 2012, late evening, on a very wet and cold quayside in Londonderry at the Derry - Londonderry Clipper Maritime Festival. In the photo is myself and my niece, Gillian Dunn and two unidentified stilt walkers. The photo was taken by my sister, Janet Dunn. Many thanksShirley Fulton
Name: South Isaiaj CuatrizAge:12 Years oldCategory:SecondaryIn this picture is the silhouette of my dad who is watching the colourful sky light up by the sunrise and enjoying the peacefulness of Whitehead in the morning.Whitehead is special to me because me and my family used to walk here on sunny days in summer. It also reminds me of the days where my dad taught me about taking photos.
Here is my photo taken on 30th June 2012. It is a picture of Stormont Estate (after the rain). Stephen Lam (aged:41) from Belfast
Kilkeel harbour. by Stephen Wilson
Kilkeel harbour. by Stephen Wilson
Kilkeel harbour. by Stephen Wilson
From Tim Geary age 63 This photograph was taken on 30th June 2012 At Browns Bay, Islandmagee. A small, relatively unknown bay, but one rich in wildlife and from which one can view the Glory of the Antrim coast in a wide variety of climactic Moods. The Mull of Kintyre is obscured by the rain squall in the centre of the horizon, but reappeared shortly thereafter. I have hundreds of photographs of Browns Bay and they are all different. Its what I love about this country.RegardsTim Geary
Dear Sir, Please find attached photograph take as requested on 30th June 2012 for entry to your competition. This is a typical summers day held throughout the UK as well as Northern Ireland played in goodspirit between teams and played regardless of weather conditions. Yours Tom MillarAdult Categorie
Belfast Castle,Tracy Hawthorne (over 21!) Belfast Castle is very special as it is where I got married.My 2 year old son adores the gardens,especially the cats and fountain and we had a lovely time exploring today and searching for bumblebees.Also the view across the city is phenomenol.
I refer to my email last night in submission of my onesummersday photographand omitted to confirm that the people, viewing the swans at Mount Stewart,were in full knowledge of the event, and agreeable that their images could beused should the photograph be published in the Belfast Telegraph, at any timein the future.Trevor MoffetOn Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 11:03 PM, Trevor Moffet wrote:Photograph taken on Saturday 30th June 2012, at Mount StewartGardens, Newtownards, and shows visitors appreciating the closeviewing of two adult mute swans, together with their seven week oldfamily of six cygnets, next to their nest on the bank of the round lake. Mother nature - fresh air - exercise - family involvement - no computers! 73 year old amateur photographer (hobby)
Photo taken at Castlerock beach, a very relaxing place! Stuart Letson
I love this part of Lough Neagh. It changes constantly, looking different in the evening from how it looked in the morning. In the depths of winter, to the height of summer, it is always beautiful. Laureen Fisher. category, general.
Category = adult Dear Sir/Madam I went along to the Land of Giants commemoration and it was bitter sweet. Sincerely,Miss Maureen Robinson
LURGAN PARK - between the showers!!!A place to escape for an hour or two, that is taken for granted, but is quite beautiful when the sun is shinning. Peter Soult
I think this photo sums up our summer!It was taken on the Saturday of the Irish open and captures The rain, The Northern Ireland 2012 logo and Rory McIlroyBruce Deyermond 14 - Ballyclare (High School)
Waiting to play (bus stop in Castlerock) Frank Sellar
Surfs Up at Castlerock 30 June 2012by Ian Garner
Hi,My wife and I live in Suffolk in England and were in Northern Ireland for the weekend of my birthday, 30th June (I am now 61yrs old). I took some pictures on the stormy day, and have attached a couple of them.The Strangford Lough picture represents our impressions of Northern Ireland from that weekend - beautiful views over water, green fields and stormy skies. The Mount Stewart picture captures something of the mysterious, exotic and lovely gardens that we enjoyed on the day in question.Thanks,Richard Williams
By Richard Williams
Miss Kimberley Rowlinson, ages 45. Find enclosed my Pic taken on 30th June 2012. I live in Belfast and constantly walk by this Clock.... especially on Saturdays.... so it made sense to take photo on Sat 30th June.... I have constantly been aware to look up at buildings and sky after taking a photography course years ago... Hope others can enjoy. 
_____________________________________________________________________Roger Smyth, adult entry, taken in Antrim castle grounds, special because it is where me and my future wife are having our wedding pictures taken in august. Taken just before The rain by me and my son lucas on an early morning walk.
HiPlease find attached my photo, taken this afternoon. It is a picture of the HNLMS Freisland (P842) which is currently docked in Derry as part of the Clipper celebrations. I wanted to take a picture that would speak to the Naval history of the city, so I concentrated on the naval vessels rather than the clippers themselves. I used a longer exposure to create "ghosts" from the crowds viewing the ship. This was to hopefully make people think of the "ghosts" of all the sailors and navy personnel who have served here in years gone by. By happy accident I also capture a young fella who seemed captivated by the ship and didnt move during the shot. This made me think that perhaps he could grow up to join the navy himself, so joining the past to the future in the photo!I only took up photography as a hobby recently, and this is the first time I have tried doing this technique. I was pretty happy with the result!Im 30 years old, and so will go on the "everyone else" category. ThanksRory Dunne
Rosemary Bird - Picture of my daughter Samantha holding Milly her favourite horse at Ballyknock stables near Lisburn.
category 03 : everyone elseAge : 30Name : Haruka MatsumotoPlace : BelfastThe pictures content : The bloom of a hydrangea on a rainy day in Belfast makes me reminisce of happy times in my youth during the rainy seasons of June and July in Japan. Their large beautiful blooms never fail to make me smile.
Jumping For Joy In Annacloy - School's Out!My two sons having fun on the trampoline with summer holidays just beginning. Submitted by Frances WhiffenOpen Category
Melanie Thompson - these were taken at Groomsport harbour (1) and the others at Portavoe reservoirat Orlock;- a damselfly, a heron and swans with their cygnets.
Happy golfers enjoy this green on one of the most scenic locations of theLough Erne Golf Resort in County Fermanagh in between the heavy showers! From Michael Leslie (Category 3, age 42)Your message is ready to be sent with the following file or linkattachments:lough erne golf 005
Caption: Tree growing in middle of Duncans Dam Lisburn Muriel Hughes Lisburn
Hello,The picture was taken on the 30th June on Portstewart Strand, it shows the dividing posts in the sand with the light reflecting of the sea, showing the sea's waves at their best. I took the picture in Black and White to give a more dynamic fell to the picture. This picture is special to me because it shows the beauty of this small area of Portstewart Strand and the vast sea behind it, which every year tourists in Northern Ireland flock to see the brilliant views, so i tried to take a small area of natural beauty which is special to me and special to everybody.Category: 2nd Category (Secondary School Children)Age:15 Neil Houston
Hi.My name is Neill Russel I am 47, this pic was taken on the summit of Slieve Binnian looking down onto Silent Valley in the mournes for me one summers day is the out doors a picnic with the family dog included.
Name and location: John Armstrong. BallygallyCaption: Stay away from the edge!Your email: jja108@hotmail.co.uk
John Armstrong, Ballygall Here's looking at you.
John Armstrong, Ballygall the Maidens lighthouse,
Name and location: M.Hughes LisburnCaption: Duck Pond Wallace Park Lisburn
Hi , this is my entry for on summer`s day 30th june 2012 .my shot was taken down at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club jetty in Cultra which they have decked out with flags and banners for the week ahead , where they`re holding Edinburgh Cup . i was just drawn to the way the sun was lighting up the flags against the dark background of the storm clouds that where gathering as the stenaline boat made it`s way up Belfast lough .Thanks ...Rodney Harrison
This is taken in Ardboe,County Tyrone of my nephew Ronan who loves exploring and looking for birds and insects,the meadow looked lovely with the buttercups.I would like to be entered in the Adult section (over 21)
Photograph for One Summer's Day competition, 30th June 2012Name: Karen PollockCategory: Everyone elseAge: Adult Content and location: The Round Tower at the Steeple in Antrim This photograph is a reminder of my school days when we were told legends about Vikings, monks and the Witches Stone at the tower's base.There are so few of these round towers still in existence and for anyone who appreciates local history, this monument adds to the historical character of Antrim town.
Here is my entry for the competition One Summer's Day.It is for the adults' category and it is a picture of the beautiful rural countryside so typical of N.Ireland.I took it outside Moira, where I live.Pauline Wilson
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia ParkBangor, Co. DownBT19 6XBThese photographs were taken all on the one afternoonat Groomsport! Very changing sky and weather - still waitingfor that perfect summer's day!
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia ParkBangor, Co. DownBT19 6XBThese photographs were taken all on the one afternoonat Groomsport! Very changing sky and weather - still waitingfor that perfect summer's day!
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia ParkBangor, Co. DownBT19 6XBThese photographs were taken all on the one afternoonat Groomsport! Very changing sky and weather - still waitingfor that perfect summer's day!
Photographs have been taken at Ballyholme beach and Ballymacormick Point.Have waited for weeks for "summer" to come, carry my camera every day,just in case the rain stops!!
Photographs have been taken at Ballyholme beach and Ballymacormick Point.Have waited for weeks for "summer" to come, carry my camera every day,just in case the rain stops!!
Photographs have been taken at Ballyholme beach and Ballymacormick Point.Have waited for weeks for "summer" to come, carry my camera every day,just in case the rain stops!!
Melanie Thompson; 14 Belgravia Park, Bangor, County Down. Taken at Portavoe reservoir at Orlock.
Melanie Thompson; 14 Belgravia Park, Bangor, County Down. Taken at Portavoe reservoir at Orlock.
Melanie Thompson; 14 Belgravia Park, Bangor, County Down. Taken at Portavoe reservoir at Orlock.
Melanie Thompson!4 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT19 6XBCo. Down Taken at Portavoe reservoir, at Orlock.
Melanie Thompson!4 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT19 6XBCo. Down Taken at Portavoe reservoir, at Orlock.
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia Park,Bangor BT19 6XBthese were taken at Groomsport harbour (1) and the others at Portavoe reservoirat Orlock;- a damselfly, a heron and swans with their cygnets.
Name and location: Diane Lowry, Belfast City Centre.Caption: my Australian nephew experiencing a Belfast summer dayYour email: mdlowry@hotmail.co.uk
Please find attached my photograph for the one summer's day competition. It shows the magnificent bird sanctuary on Rathlin which, although shrouded under the heavy rain of the day, was still hauntingly beautiful. I only wish I'd taken a visit there before and hopefully this snap will encourage others to so the same
Whatever the weather,We'll weather the weather,Whether we like it or not!!My daughter Ciara's 9th birthday party planned at home in the garden. Twenty-six children attending, but what if it rains?! "Let's have a water fight," says Ciara, "sure we're going to get wet anyway!!"The rains came, and so did the 26 water blasters!! A happy birthday.
Hi One Summers Day, This is my photo for the Secondary School Category. My name is Sophie Lam. I am 11 years old and I live in Belfast. I went to Cairnshill Primary school, but now about to start Victoria College in September. I was out with my family in Stormont on Saturday 30th June. My Dad takes us here every so often for a walk or to the playground. I took some photos with my Dad, Mum and sister. It was a cool, grey overcast day when we went to Stormont, and it had occasional heavy showers when we were there. I chose this picture of the large puddle, which looked like a pond or small lake, with the trees because you normally don't have these here. It demonstrates what the weather was like over the last few weeks, and what the start of summer could be like - all rain and floods. Best Wishes from,Sophie Lam (aged:11), Belfast.Secondary School category
Here is my photo which I took at one of the best evenings I ever had at the Land of Giants show at Titanic. Even the rain didn't spoil the event.Martina Taylor
Taken at the Clipper event in Derry, this girl from 'Gold Coast' crew was so high she made me dizzy looking at her.Michael Taylor__________________________
I took this photo leaving the Land of Giants show on Saturday night. During the show images and designs was cast onto the Titanic building as you can see from the colour of my photo.Michael Taylor
This is Culmore Church, Londonderry where I have played the organ for thirty one years!Marion Kee
Name : Mel BoyleAge : 40Category : Everyone Else Cock a Doodle Doo - Every Ulster Farm Yard wouldn't be complete without a Rooster.  With their striking plumage of long flowing tails and shiny, pointed feathers they make great photo subjects.  This Rooster was shot at the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh yesterday on the 30th June 2012.  The Rooster was marching around the farmyard of the Mellon Homestead, which is a typical farmstead that many Ulster people would have lived in 200 years ago.  
Melanie Thompson; 14 Belgravia Park, Bangor, County Down. Taken at Portavoe reservoir at Orlock.
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia ParkBangor, Co. DownBT19 6XBThese photographs were taken all on the one afternoonat Groomsport! Very changing sky and weather - still waitingfor that perfect summer's day!
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT19 6XBA few shots taken in Belvoir forest park, a long time favourite. Unfortunately, few, if any red squirrelsleft but I felt lucky to get this grey one.The Lagan is high and flowing fast due to our "summer weather" and many areas flooded! Lock-keeper's Inn at the locks.
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT19 6XBA few shots taken in Belvoir forest park, a long time favourite. Unfortunately, few, if any red squirrelsleft but I felt lucky to get this grey one.The Lagan is high and flowing fast due to our "summer weather" and many areas flooded! Lock-keeper's Inn at the locks.
Powerful beauty of the sea on the North Antrim coastline where the fierce waves have always captivated me growing up, on summer holidays at The Cove, Ballintoy. Lara Magee (18), Belfast.
Hi I sent 3 photos one of which is the wrong one (bird pic 1) could you please use this one instead (bird pic 2)? Thanks Colette Callan
Sliddery ford Dolmen with the Mournes as a backdrop . Photo taken in a field of barley that was just starting to ripen and change colour . I live nearby in Dundrum and never tire of taking photos of this area as the colours and vistas keep changing throughout the year. I am an amateur photographer aged 69 ----- Wilfred Swain , 40 Dromara Road Dundrum Co. DownPic by Wilfred Swain.
Warrenpoint today from the marina. Warrenpoint is my home and no two days are the same here, the light constantly changes and with it the views. Taken by Willie Carville 15 Oak Grange Warrenpoint BT34 3TL.
Just left secondary school, aged 18 Loren McIntyre. FinalFarewell to friends! It's special because where would we be without friends! :)
Just left secondary school, aged 18 Loren McIntyreThis is my dog Jessie! This picture is special to me because it reminds me that sometimes life shouldn't be taken so seriously! You do live once so just go for it! Jessie certainly does this! :)
Just left secondary school, aged 18 Loren McIntyre I forgot to attach why I love this photo. This was also taken at seapark in hollywood. Love is truly a beautiful thing! :)
Loren McIntyre. Just left secondary school, aged 18 This one was also taken June 30th on my way home along the Portaferry Road. The reason I love this is because it transforms a long windy road in to a summer Sensation! :)
Loren McIntyre- Just left secondary school, aged 18 I took this picture at seapark Hollywood. Amongst all northern Ireland's scattered weather patterns, a little glimpse of sun can go a long way :)
Please find attached photograph taken at the Finale of the Land of Giants presentation at the Titanic Slipway on Saturday 30th June. The event represented the history of the city of Belfast reflecting on the achievements as well as the problems and it was a fitting tribute to all that has gone on to rejuvenate the area. In order to keep the file size of the image small I have reduced it down to just over 1 MB sould you wish to use the picture for publication then please contact me and I can arrange to have the full file submitted Ken Best
Hi this is of the firework display in Portrush during the Irish Open Golf Championship, i have always enjoyed Portrush since i was a child and this particular photo i thought was special this year as it celebrates such a big event taking place in the town. Regards Ken Cox
Here is my entry. Age 52 07793918371 Belfast docks and the Titanic Quarter, successfully hosted the Tall Ships, MTV Awards, Land of the Giants and on 30th June 2012 the Dragon Class Befast Harbour Race, the potential is phenomonal.
Picture of clipper arriving at Foyle marina. Age over 60! Kevin O'kane
Attached is my contribution. It was taken at the foyle Marina. I am over 60! Kevin O'Kane
Bangor marina could just imagine sailing off onto the sunset Rusty wells 28/08/1969 taken with iPhone
Taken by Rusty Wells DOB 28/08/69Sunset off the Copeland Island had been raining all day then cleared up late that evening to give a gorgeous sunset serene and calming
Adult category age 53. This is a picture taken at Ballymoran, near Killinchy showing a local farmer spraying his spring barley. I liked the view of Strangford Lough in the background and the wonderful colour of the barley as it rippens in the field. This shows what a wonderful place we live in and the people working hard on the land to provide us wiht good food. Alan McKibbin.
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, County DownBT19 6XBA walk at Ballywalter - still waiting for summer!
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, County DownBT19 6XBA walk at Ballywalter - still waiting for summer!
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, County DownBT19 6XBSummer walk at Scrabo (couldn't see it!) and walk at Killynether Park
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, County DownBT19 6XBSummer walk at Scrabo (couldn't see it!) and walk at Killynether Park
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, County DownBT19 6XBSummer walk at Scrabo (couldn't see it!) and walk at Killynether Park
Twins Lewis & Dylan Crooks with their big sister Zara on a Sunday school outing. Zara, Lewis & Dylan love playing in the park as these photo show. Photos taken at Wallace Park Lisburn. Photo taken by their Granny age 64. The photo appealed to me as it shows the simple things can make a child so happy even if the sun is not shinning
Submitted by Lindsay O'Connor, adult categoryWe feel this is the most beautiful, unspoilt and clean beach in Northern Ireland. My Dad, Eric (74), and my son Rory (7) are part of the team of volunteers from the local community association who work hard to keep this beach perfectly clean and free of litter. It holds a very special place in our hearts.
hi there not sure if this arrived with you from webpage but didnt get to write my wee note so hope you dont mind this again if it did get to you......my name is Shirley Graham 49 from Bangor picture taken at Titanic Belfast Land of Giants eveningoops cant remember what i called it before, so ill go with Titanic Filming Belfast StyleSo the story behind this is, only remembered about one summers day comp last week when my mum showed me the Tele so was annoyed i missed out but after checking my computer i saw i had been out and about that day, so well pleased, now i know its not perfect but it captures a few things for me, a summers evening before the weather turned bad, our amazing Titanic Studios with the film crew wagons outside, just to think some famous faces have been in this very area, and then our lovely big yellow giant at Harland and Wolf so its a few stories in one hope you like itmany thanks shirley graham
This photo was taken at the beautiful Benone beach where the icecream man is always a first stop before beginning a brisk march towards downhill. Northern Ireland is so full of wonderful scenery and I am so lucky to have such a lovely beach on my doorstep. Lisa Smyth (age 43)
First bloom on a scrub I planted last year. Adult group, over 65. Janice Stewart
The attached phot was taken by Gareth Bryans age 11 years This picture was taken in our garden
The attached photograph was taken by Gareth Bryans age 11 years For Gareth the summer is all about playing sport outside regardless of the weather.
This photo was taken by me on the 30th June 2012. I left Belfast 22 years ago and have faithfully made the return journey home every year since. Each time I set eyes on the famous H & W Cranes My heart is filled with warm emotion because they say to me "Welcome Home" I truely believe these wonderful landmarks are representative of what made Belfast such an historic and beautiful place in the world and they reflect the strength and resilience of the People of Belfast. Mr Barry OwensAge 46(Everyone else)
Snap Happy - Scolban Road Dromore Telegraph June 2012A picture to show to the wonderful shades of green that the unpredictable sunshine and rain produce in our wonderful countryside. The photo was taken in County Down on Saturday evening of 30th June.Kind regardsJoy Davidson5 Glennor Crescent (east)CarryduffBT8 8JE
This picture was taken on Saturday 30th June in Dromore Co. Down close to where I live. As the weather was very changeable the horse who is called Storm seemed the ideal subject with the dark clouds of his weather-name-sake brewing in the sky.Joyce Griffin62 Scolban RoadDromoreBT25 1PAAdult entry:"Not all storms are unpleasant""Storms come in all disguises""Some storms you are glad to see"
"What Northern Ireland means to me...." The north coast of Ireland is the most exquisite place to live. It has beautiful scenery, in particular the beaches. With the golden sand and blue sea, anywhere on the north coast is a picturesque scene. I took this image on Downhill Beach. not only to show the scenery of the beach, but I choose to include an R.N.L.I Lifeguard at work patrolling the beach to keep the visitors safe. Downhill beach is one of my most favourite places to visit, it is relaxing and peaceful and always has great waves to bodyboard on.Julie MooreAge:20Category: 3
1.  I attach the photo I took on 30th June for this competition...I am in the adult category. 2.  The Searcher"  statue at Holywood Arches, East Belfast celebrates the locally born CS Lewis, author of  continuing international fame & reputation . It brings back to me my happy childhood memories of reading his "Narnia" stories. I like the way the opening door of the statue giving access to his magic world, is robustly paralleled by the Public Library door close by, which itself opens up a whole new world of knowledge & entertainment for all. June Jordan
Luke Townsley Age: 6 Ballynahinch This is my dog Amber, she jumps for joy when she sees the sun come out!
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I am submitting the attached photo for the Belfast Telegraph One Summers Day competition. Saturday 30th June was my sister's wedding day so when I saw the article about the competition in the Telegraph it seemed like fate! My partner took the photo on a Sony Nex - 5 camera on the day, during a walk around the streets nearby the venue before the reception in the Merchant Hotel. The photograph was taken on Commercial Court at the side of the Duke of York pub and really summed up the whole day. My Sister Deborah Salters and her new husband Andrew Mercer had a Belfast themed wedding having photographs taken around the city they grew up in. The reception was held in the Merchant Hotel which had hand-made table settings based on the Belfast Monopoly board commissioned by a local artist.When going through our photo's this photo really stood out as the perfect image to capture the feeling of the day, taken in a setting where everyone else was enjoying their Saturday afternoon drinks and my sister and her husband celebrating their marriage in a way that completely suited them.Look forward to hearing from you.Kind Regards,Gary Salters07979647814.
A short break of sunshine for a game at carrickfergus bowling club. What makes it special is the concentration for the love of the game at this pleasant setting. RegardsHenry Cooper10 Sequoia HeightsNewtownabbeyBT37 0QX
I think this photo sums up our summer!It was taken on the Saturday of the Irish open and captures The rain, The Northern Ireland 2012 logo and Rory McIlroyBruce Deyermond 14 - Ballyclare (High School)
Carlingford lough taken from Warrenpoint today. This is a special place for me as it produces an exciting canvas no matter the weather or season. Kathleen Carville, 15 Oak Grange Warrenpoint BT34 3TL age 62 years
This is a long exposure evening shot of Blackhead Lighthouse, near Whitehead in Co Antrim. I grew up in the East Antrim area and wanted to get a nice shot of a local landmark for entry to the competition. The weather on the day wasnt great, so I waited until late in the evening for a chance to take a nice shot like this under the gloomy grey sky. I enjoy photography, and love taking photos of the local area for everyone else to see and enjoy, even if it means crouching down on a cold windy beach at eleven oclock at night!!!From Ian McIlroy, age 36, from Larne, Co Antrim. For entry to the everyone else category
This picture is of my cat "Tipsy". I love this photograph as she is about to jump onto my shoulder and I just caught the picture, before she near knocked the camera out of my hand. Errin McElhinney15yrsCoolbuckLisbellawEnniskillenBT94 5BJ
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT19 6XBA few shots taken in Belvoir forest park, a long time favourite. Unfortunately, few, if any red squirrelsleft but I felt lucky to get this grey one.The Lagan is high and flowing fast due to our "summer weather" and many areas flooded! Lock-keeper's Inn at the locks.
The picture was taken at Carrybridge, Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh. I took the photograph because it shows the great countryside and boating area, but given the day (raining) it was a lonely sight seeing only one cruiser going down the Lough. Errin McElhinney15yrsCoolbuckLisbellawEnniskillenCo. FermanaghBT94 5BJ____________________________________
Please find attached photographs of our visit to Dundrum Castle, a special place for family picnics.33 Mourne Peaks40 Princesses in the Keep39 & 49 Castle Walls Regards,Craig Hutchinson
Please find attached photographs of our visit to Dundrum Castle, a special place for family picnics.33 Mourne Peaks40 Princesses in the Keep39 & 49 Castle Walls Regards,Craig Hutchinson
Please find attached photographs of our visit to Dundrum Castle, a special place for family picnics.33 Mourne Peaks40 Princesses in the Keep39 & 49 Castle Walls Regards,Craig Hutchinson
Twins Lewis & Dylan Crooks with their big sister Zara on a Sunday school outing. Zara, Lewis & Dylan love playing in the park as these photo show. Photos taken at Wallace Park Lisburn. Photo taken by their Granny age 64. The photo appealed to me as it shows the simple things can make a child so happy even if the sun is not shinning
Name and location: Jennifer McClelland - 60 - LondonderryCaption: Clipper Fest, River FoyleYour email: mcclelland322@btinternet.com
Name and location: Jennifer McClelland - 60 - LondonderryCaption: Clipper Fest, River FoyleYour email: mcclelland322@btinternet.com
Name and location: Jennifer McClelland - 60 - LondonderryCaption: Clipper Fest, River FoyleYour email: mcclelland322@btinternet.com
Name and location: Jennifer McClelland - 60 - LondonderryCaption: Clipper Fest, River FoyleYour email: mcclelland322@btinternet.com
Name and location: Jennifer McClelland - 60 - LondonderryCaption: Clipper Fest, River FoyleYour email: mcclelland322@btinternet.com
Name and location: Jennifer McClelland - 60 - LondonderryCaption: Clipper Fest, River FoyleYour email: mcclelland322@btinternet.com
Hi, my name is Gareth Greenfield (age 16 years old - category: Secondary School), this is my entry for 'One Summer's Day.'A friend of mine doing 'Parkour' stunt, back-flipping from a tree trunk, in Castle Gardens (Lisburn). Castle Gardens would be one of my favourite places to hang-out with my friends, and I saw him & his friends doing 'Parkour' stunts. I thought to myself, to be able to pull off stunts like they were must take a lot of discipline & determination. You can even see, in my photo that, he has no shoes on! Yes, I have focused on my friend, here, but the beautiful green Castle Gardens is hard to ignore. I think what makes my photo special is that, you don't see many people, my age, attempting to practice 'Parkour' stunts, on a daily basis in public parks. It also rules out the typical teen discrimination, that we are lazy & more are focused on our consoles!
This picture is taken in Ardboe,County Tyrone and is of my two nieces Mary-Ann and Caitlín in their grandfathers meadow.I like this photo as it is bright and sunny it makes me smile.Entered in category Adult (over 21)Regards Colette Callan
This is called 'Outside'. My daughter Rebecca, who loves outdoors wherever the place, whatever the weather. I love the way she caught the sunlight on her hair,Susan Law
Stormont estate Frank Sellar 19 Castlehill Road BT4 3GL
Stormont estate Frank Sellar 19 Castlehill Road BT4 3GL
Candyfloss in the rain! (photographed in Castlerock) Frank Sellar 19 Castlehill Road. BT4 3GL
My name is Chloe Brown, Im 15 years old. i captured this image on the morning of the 18th of june. It is the view from my house looking out to the rest of belfast.
I'm Chloe From Antrim And I'm 16.This picture is all the different kinds of boats in the harbor, this photo is special to me because every year we would always have this tradition where we would have to come down to Bangor every year and get an ice cream and watch the men come around in their boats turning into the harbor, its special because till this day we still do this and it means a lot to have a picture that captures so many memories to me.I would love to photograph the Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, its such a beautiful spot and is amazing because of the way the trees form such a spot which would make such different photos from all angles it inspires me to find spots like this because people don't pay enough attention when they drive threw places which form amazing photo's or mean a lot to people who understand how beautiful or plain a spot can make a photo.
Hi This is a photograph of Slemish Mountain through the trees, taken from the Knowehead Road in Broughshane, Ballymena. This evokes in me fond memories of when my children were young and carefree and the fun we had climbing Slemish on many a sunny Sunday afternoon.My name is Colette Walsh, I'm 65 years old and my entry is under the category for 'everyone else'.RegardsColette
This picture is of my cat "Tipsy". I love this photograph as she is about to jump onto my shoulder and I just caught the picture, before she near knocked the camera out of my hand. Errin McElhinney15yrsCoolbuckLisbellawEnniskillenBT94 5BJ
The Irish Open, Royal Portrush, 28 June to 1st July 2012. Photographs taken on Saturday 30th July 2012 with the permission of all concerned. Age 68, category everyone else. As NO cameras were allowed at the Open, these photographs were taken at the RED Car Park, before and after our 3rd visit to the Open.
Picture of bangor marina and belfast lough one may evening the pucture speaks for itself what beautiful surroundings we have in northern irelandRegardsDavid reidBangor co downSent from Samsung Galaxy on O2
Sunset over Dundonald, Ballyregan Road. I hear people talking about the beautiful sunsets they see on their travels around the world.We have some of the most beautiful sunsets here if people would just take the time to stop and look. Category 3 - Age: 44Deirdre O'Hare
The Human Side of Politics.Waiting for the Olympic Torch on the Comber Road, Dundonald. An often divided community comes together to watch the Olympic Flame on its journey across the globe. Passing through the hands of thousands of people irrespective of religion, creed or race. Category 3 - Age: 44Deirdre O'Hare
Name and location: Donna WrightCaption: PastelsYour email: dlcw77@gmail.com
Hello my name is Liz Russell I love the Mournes and Newcastle where else to go on a summers day how many view the hills from Newcastle but how many view Newcastle from the Mournes.I am 44.
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, County DownBT19 6XBA walk at Ballywalter - still waiting for summer!
Melanie Thompson!4 Belgravia parkBangor, BT19 6XBTaken at Portavoe reservoir, Orlock
What more could you say about this photo Northern Irelands two true icons the Dunmurry made DeLorean Stainless-Steel Dream car, the Harland & Wolfe Cranes.Sent from Samsung Galaxy on O2 ____________________________
Darren, Jack and Adam RobbPic by Angela Robb
The view of Co Antrim which I look out on everyday.I am over 65 years and I entry this in the adult section. Janice Stewart
Melanie Thompson14 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT19 6XBA few shots taken in Belvoir forest park, a long time favourite. Unfortunately, few, if any red squirrelsleft but I felt lucky to get this grey one.The Lagan is high and flowing fast due to our "summer weather" and many areas flooded! Lock-keeper's Inn at the locks.
Melanie Thompson!4 Belgravia parkBangor, BT19 6XBTaken at Portavoe reservoir, Orlock
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT196XBCo. DownTaken on the same day at "The Commons" - sky and the impendingrain were magnificent! All taken at Donaghadee.
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT196XBCo. DownTaken on the same day at "The Commons" - sky and the impendingrain were magnificent! All taken at Donaghadee.
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT196XBCo. DownTaken on the same day at "The Commons" - sky and the impendingrain were magnificent! All taken at Donaghadee.
Melanie Thompson (adult)14 Belgravia ParkBangor, BT19 6XBCo. Down At "The Commons" today & met this very kind lady and her rescue pet parrot called Rio and she was happyto let me get a few photographs of them together. It was a littlenervous around me, so had to "snap" quickly. He is 25 and unable to fly, so his owner brought him to the grassy area, to let him "stretch his wings"!
I wish I could entry the attached photograph into one summer's day competition.I wish to enter to the category 2 (secondary school). I'm 15 years old.The attached photograph was taken in the Armed forces day. As you can see, there's an old man holding a violin on his left hand and a bow on his right hand.This photograph is special because It's not my culture, I'm catalan. Also because of the grey, in one hand 'cause it tries to show how old is the man and how old is the music he plays, but on the other hand how he plays the violin and his face expression and feelings are comfy, it make me feel great.Paula Santos
Name Sharon Y. Cuatriz Age 41Category Everyone ElseWalking and welcoming the sunrise in the colourful town of Whitehead, Northern Ireland with my son (in the picture) made 30th June 2012 very special to both of us.
Dropping into Carrickfergus on a Summer's DayTHIRD CATEGORY - "Dropping into Carrickfergus on a Summers Day"Photo taken on Saturday 30 June 2012 on Armed Forces Day in Carrickfergus.Carrickfergus is a favourite place of mine to visit and enjoy thelovely backdrop of the Castle.Kathleen Howard (69)7 The StraightBELFASTBT6 0EPTel: 028 9079 4831You have been sent 1 picture.
A break in the clouds over lough Erne.Please enter in the third category for everyone else. Regards Richard Finlay
Belfast Telegraph, Forwarded are several photos taken on the 3oth, June, 2012 for entry in your annual competition. Golfers on the horizon at Donaghadee Golf Club.Submitted by James Lavery, 75years.
Forwarded are several photos taken on the 3oth, June, 2012 for entry in your annual competition.Submitted by James Lavery, 75yearsGolfers on the horizon at Donaghadee Golf Club.
Forwarded are several photos taken on the 3oth, June, 2012 for entry in your annual competition. Copeland Island, with the Copeland Lighthouse , nearby. Submitted by James Lavery, 75years.
Submitted by James Lavery, 75years.Flowering weeds, adjacent to the shore at Belfast Lough, near Donaghadee, Co Down.
Name and location: Muriel Hughes LisburnCaption: Archie the dog with new friend in Wallace Park (note wrong date put on camera)Your email: murielhughes@hotmail.com
Age: 18Catergory: ThirdI would like to submit my photograph of Castlerock beach that I call "The end of the day."It shows the many footsteps on the vast stretch of the beach when everyone has left.In the distance, the beautiful Mussenden Temple and Donegal can be seen. The two birds soaring above are seeing off the last of the day trippersThank youAdam Letson
I wish to enter the attached photograph into the one summers day competition. I wish to enter category 3. The photograph captures the harbour scene at Carrickfergus with the castle in the background. The photo was taken during the Armed forces day celebrations.Content explainedIt never ceases to amaze me what beauty and colour is available in our wee country, scenes like this remind me why I love this place so much and what a special place it is to live in.Regards,Alan Scott20 Berwick viewMoiraCo ArmaghBT67 0SX
Alice Bradley - Open Category Shot of Lough Fea, outside Draperstown.A beautiful spot in the Sperrins where the weather can change 10 times a day! _
Luna the cocker Spaniel soaks up a few moments of sun while looking cool with her mini mowhawk.My Name is Amy Owens. I'm 13 and I would like to be entered into the secondary school category.
This photo is of my 6 year old rabbit called Missy. Despite the weather she came out to nibble on the grass anyway.My Name is Amy Owens. I'm 13 and I would like to be entered into the secondary school category.
name: Amy Stevensoncategory: secondaryage: 15reason why i chose these photos:1) cow and calf photo: This photo is special to me as it shows the reflection of the cow and its calf on the water; everything is calm and peaceful. It is a true reflection of farm life during summer!
name: Amy Stevensoncategory: secondaryage: 15reason why i chose these photos:1) cow and calf photo: This photo is special to me as it shows the reflection of the cow and its calf on the water; everything is calm and peaceful. It is a true reflection of farm life during summer!

Northern Ireland's biggest mass participation photographic event is back.

The Belfast Telegraph has teamed up with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) for the fourth annual One Summer's Day photography competition.

For your chance to win a 'staycation break' we're asking you to take a photograph that illustrates best what Northern Ireland means to you.

The unique aspect of this competition is that all photographs have to be taken on just one day this summer – Saturday, June 29.

Belfast Telegraph picture editor Gerry Fitzgerald said One Summer's Day has captured the "hearts and imaginations" of many people throughout Northern Ireland over the last three years.

"The idea behind the competition is that as many people as possible across the country go out on June 29 and take a photograph of somewhere in Northern Ireland that is important to them," he added.

"It may involve people or pets, it may be an action shot, or it may just be a beautiful scenic photograph.

"It's really up to the individual photographer."

As well as the chance to win a short break, the top 100 photographs will be included in a special commemorative supplement which will be produced and distributed inside the Belfast Telegraph in September.

Closing date for competition entries is Saturday, July 13, with winners to be announced in September.

In the run-up to One Summer's Day on June 29, the Telegraph and NITB are asking readers to tell us where in Northern Ireland you would like to photograph and why.

Send your answer with a photo of yourself in an email to one summersday@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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