Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

One summer's day: Winning snaps in Belfast Telegraph photo contest

Truck driver's picture is the height of beauty

Up early before a trip to the north coast and I wasn't disappointed! David and Alison Flanagan

A PHOTOGRAPHIC spotlight on Northern Ireland, taken on the same day this summer, has served up a feast of talent – and a difficult task for judges.

Images depicting diverse slices of life from every county were submitted to the Belfast Telegraph's annual One Summer's Day photography competition.

Snappers offered iconic shots, landscapes and vistas and an impressive range of talent for the fourth contest run by the newspaper in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Saturday, June 9 was D-Day when people were encouraged to pick up a camera, or mobile phone, to take a photograph of somewhere important to them.

What was offered was a stunning array of life with each picture telling a particular story from an individual's personal perspective.

Entries were in three categories – primary school, secondary school and everyone else – and after a painstaking process, the winners have been unveiled.

Newmills man David Flanagan's mountain top vista, spliced through with an early morning chink of sunlight was captured on an early morning hike up Slieve Bernagh in the Mournes and took the adult category prize.

The 47-year-old truck driver and father of two said he regularly traverses the mountain for "invigorating" walks and "amateur" snaps.

Northern Ireland Tourist Board chief executive Alan Clarke said: "The quantity and quality of entries have been fantastic."

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