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One summer's day: Awesome images caught on camera by Belfast Telegraph readers

The Belfast Telegraph’s popular photography competition One Summer’s Day returned again this year, and many readers jumped at the chance to impress the judges with their spectacular images.

Participants were asked to produce scenes capturing what summer means to them with pictures all taken on the same day.

Amateur photographers from all over Northern Ireland heeded the call, picked up their cameras and headed out to capture a winning image. Pictures ranging from stunning coastlines to family celebrations inundated the picture desk and our picture editor had a hard task to pick the winners.

In this second year of the competition the talent was evident.

The only requirement was that all of the photographs had to be taken on one particular day — Saturday, June 18. The Primary School section winner Aidan Kilmartin (8) said: “I decided to take a picture of my little sister Emer and called it ‘Making the most of it’.

The winning picture in the primary school age category of our One Summer’s Day competition was taken by eight-year-old Aidan Kilmartin from Belfast. Mum Nuala says Aidan

took the picutre of his three-year-old sister Emer on a day trip to Helen’s Bay beach in Co Down.

The arresting image below by Robert Henry from Belfast was the winner in the adult category of the competition. Taken from the summit of Black Mountain overlooking west Belfast,

Robert’s picture of two boys surveying the city beneath them has a wonderful timeless quality about it.

Robert explains: “I was showing some of my visiting relatives the lovely views from the top of Black Mountain and this photo opportunity just presented itself.

“The funny thing is the subjects are strangers, but I just could not resist taking the shot.”

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