Striking snapshot of Essex beach huts wins category at Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards

Stilts taken at Osea Leisure Park in Blackwater, Essex - the winner of the Your View category of the

Stilts taken at Osea Leisure Park in Blackwater, Essex - the winner of the Your View category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Picture: NEIL BURNELL/PRESS ASSOCIATION - Credit: PA

A tranquil snapshot of beach huts in Essex has topped its category in a national photography competition.

The winner of the Network Rail category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, The 08.52

The winner of the Network Rail category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, The 08.52 from Barmouth, Gwynedd, Wales, by Jon Martin, from Norwich. Picture: JON MARTIN/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

A tranquil snapshot of beach huts in Essex has topped its category in a national photography competition.

Neil Burnell captured his image, entered for the Landscape Photographer of the Year Award, at Osea Leisure Park on the banks of the River Blackwater.

Called Stilts, the photograph was shortlisted and made it to the top of the Your View category but was beaten to the overall prize by Benjamin Graham’s image of sand dunes. Fellow East Anglian photographer Jon Martin, from Norwich, scooped the Network Rail “lines in the landscape” award for his shot of a train crossing the Barmouth Viaduct over the picturesque River Mawddach in North Wales. Mr Graham beat thousands of entries to win £10,000 for his striking shot of dunes at low tide at West Wittering, West Sussex.

It is the third year running a photograph of the coastline has won the competition, which celebrates the UK landscape.

The winner of the Living the View category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Alone a

The winner of the Living the View category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards. Alone against the torrent, Elan Valley, Mid Wales, by Paul Fowles. Picture: Paul Fowles/PRESS ASSOCIATION - Credit: PA

The winner of the Living the View category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, Poppies

The winner of the Living the View category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, Poppies in a field of linseed, Hertfordshire/Cambridgeshire border, by Julian Eales. Picture: JULIAN EALES/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

The overall winner of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, Diminutive Dune, Sand forms at

The overall winner of the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, Diminutive Dune, Sand forms at low tide, West Wittering, West Sussex, England, by Benjamin Graham. Picture: BENJAMIN GRAHAM/PA WIRE - Credit: PA


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