Our British Outdoors photo contest shortlist is complete! We are proud to present the judges’ favourite entries – now it’s over to you to vote for your winners!
Stewart Smith – Landscape photographer, most at home in the Scottish Highlands.
Mark Bridger – Passionate wildlife photographer, loves bugs and beasts.
Dale Reubin – Travel photographer, with clients such as FujiFilm and Lowepro.
Steve Deer – Art director at advertising agency McCann Worldgroup, shoots for fun.
“Do these really exist in Britain?… Several great captures that work very well together… one for the wall on Kodak Metallic.” – Steve Deer
“What a great shot and what great way to show them all off at once, love the way each one is a different size and colour, looks like a bookshelf at first, I would hang this on my wall.” - Mark Bridger
“My personal favourite. Powerful abstract qualities here… it just jumped out from the crowd for me… the slow shutter speed adds a wonderful sense of chaos to the scene.” – Steve Deer
“Great shot, the light is awesome the way it shines through the wings of the puffin as he does a little stretch and the out of focus golden grass at the front adds to an excellent and original image of a very photographed subject, one I would have loved to have taken myself.” – Mark Bridger
“Lovely shot of a young red fox nicely framed, shallow depth of field draws the eye to the fox, lovely eye contact before he disappears off into the evening.” – Mark Bridger
“I like the framing and symmetry and the ‘documentary wildlife’ style – the deer going about their business unaware or uninterested in the photographer – it would be a very different image if any of them were looking at the camera.” - Stewart Smith
“Stunning muted Autumn colours. Superb spatial awareness and great composition here.” - Steve Deer
“This is a great shot, it has a strong composition and it tells a story which I’d like to be a part of. It is inviting and beautiful to look at. It makes me smile how true it is at showing ‘Brits’ at the sea-side, and for that reason alone its included in my top 5.” – Dale Reubin
“A well seen street shot. I hope it wasn’t set up. The fast approaching shadow works well here.” – Steve Deer
“Great colour and layers, and compositionally a simple expression of what I assume could have been a cluttered scene, yet not so simple that it doesn’t engage the eye for some time.” – Stewart Smith
“This image leaves me feeling that only part of the story has been told. There is a beautifully mysterious and rugged quality to this image and I feel that Chris has a really strong vision and good understanding of light.” – Dale Reubin
“Love this picture, so much going on, the way that everybody is just chatting away on this raft of dinghies like its something they do every day and then right at the bottom there is a chap just about to launch an inflatable ball into the middle of it all…” – Mark Bridger
“If the British outdoors can be beautiful yet bleak at times, then this photograph is a great expression of that. Nice lines and textures and captured the mood and conditions perfectly.” – Stewart Smith
“I absolutely love the sense of separation between the two people standing back-to-back as if mad at each other, yet one of them is flying a kite, a symbol of joy, youth and innocence.” – Dale Reubin
“Use of the pinhole gives it a timeless feel, a certain air of mystery, yet there’s just enough sense of place to suggest that this is Britain.” – Stewart Smith
“This is a great portrait that deserves credit as it leaves you slightly confused as to where he’s come from and where he’s going. It seems as though he has been walking for ages, possibly years. It almost feels as though he’s trying to escape and it’s that sense of mystery that drew me to vote for it.” – Dale Reubin
“Long exposure works really well for this image. The way the the clouds follow the line of the bridge leading the eye to the last slither of sunlight, the exposure is really well handled bringing out excellent colour.” – Mark Bridger
“Simple, graphic and I like the space and emptiness. If there was a road sign depicting certain parts of the English countryside, it might look a bit like this.” – Stewart Smith
“A lovely, simple graphic capture of an approaching storm… a very powerful image.” – Steve Deer
“I love the colour palette and soft light. The image instantly hits you with a sense of curiosity and I can’t help but wonder what she is trying to figure out. I feel it stands out as the winner as it is the clearest in showcasing the photographers vision. A very well executed shot.” – Dale Reubin