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Ambleside schoolboy, 9, scoops top photo prize

wiining-picture[A]n Ambleside schoolboy has won a prize in a major photographic competition with a shot of his father climbing on a Scottish island.

Rowan Ashworth, aged 9, who is a member of Ambleside AC fellrunners, took the photo of his father Steve while on holiday at Huisnis on the island of Harris.

“Sunset Explorer” has been judged the best in the “living the view” category in the junior landscape photographer of the year contest in the prestigious  annual competition founded in 2006 by Charlie Waite, one of the world’s most respected landscape photographers, and  sponsored by Visit Britain.

Rowan’s photograph will be exhibited at London’s Waterloo – Britain’s busiest railway station – from November 21,  and he will be awarded a copy of a book containing all the winning entries.

Rowan Ashworth
Rowan Ashworth

Rowan, who is a pupil at Ambleside Primary School, used his father’s Nikon D750 camera to take the picture while the family was on holiday in Scotland in the summer. He puts some of his photos on his own blog http://fellbred.blogspot.co.uk/.

Landscape Photographer of the Year celebrates all that is great about the British landscape and showcases the work of many talented photographers, inspiring visitors to experience the joys of British landscapes at first hand.

The annual exhibition attracts many thousands of visitors. Held at the National Theatre for seven years, it became one of the venue’s most popular exhibitions before moving to London Waterloo in 2014. The first show of its kind to be held at the station, the exhibition has become a focal point for many of the quarter of a million visitors that pass through each day.

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