The beauty of Grand Western Canal captured on camera
Posted on: 9 December 2015
The best entries in this year’s Grand Western Canal Photographic Competition have been picked.
The competition, which ran from February to November, was open to all amateur photographers and attracted 381 entries.
There were three categories – Canal Landscapes, Canal Wildlife and Canal Activities -– and a winner and runner-up were selected for each.
Tiverton’s Mark Gliddon won the Canal Landscapes Category with his stunning picture ‘Sunset from DWJ Bridge’.
In the Canal Wildlife Category the judges chose Tony Nixon’s ‘I’m shy’, depicting a Damselfly resting on a reed at dusk.
Nicky Cook won the Canal Activities Category with ‘Fishing at Snakes Wood’.
Mark Gliddon said: “I originally wanted to take a photo of the little chapel along the canal in Sampford Peverell.
“I went back a couple of times, but the sun was always in the wrong place.Then I saw the sunset along the canal.”
Tony Nixon said: “I knew the shot with the damselfly I wanted, so I waited in the garden for it to rest on a reed It came out exactly how I hoped it would, and I did not have to crop it and had to do very little editing.”
Councillor Roger Croad, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services said: “We are always keen to receive good photos of the canal, especially close –up ones of people enjoying activities at the canal – so please keep sending them in.”
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