Cheshire Life Reader Photos - November 2014

Stag in Lyme Park - Joe Mullin

Stag in Lyme Park - Joe Mullin - Credit: Archant

Cheshire Life picture editor John Cocks knows a good picture when he sees one – he’s been taking them for the magazine for more than 30 years after all – but choosing just three from the hundreds sent in for our annual competition is no easy task.

Sunset, Runcorn Bridge - Stephen Edwardson

Sunset, Runcorn Bridge - Stephen Edwardson - Credit: Archant

‘It’s very difficult indeed,’ he said in a break from sifting through the entries. ‘Some wonderful pictures will have to be left off the shortlist because the overall standard is so high. What is particularly pleasing this year is that there is a real variety of shots.

‘Readers have not just been all over the county with their cameras but they have obviously been thinking about how they can make their picture stand out from the rest and how they can find a different angle or make the best use of the light.’

John is joined on the judging panel by Cheshire Life editor Louise Taylor and David Parkinson from Wilkinson’s Cameras and the 12 shortlisted photographs they select will be considered for use in next year’s Cheshire Life calendar.

Once they have agreed on the shortlist, they will set about the even more difficult task of selecting a top three who will win wonderful prizes provided by competition sponsors Wilkinson’s Cameras.

Wheatfield, Warrington - Anthony Marsh

Wheatfield, Warrington - Anthony Marsh - Credit: Archant

The first prize winner will receive a Canon EOS 100D and EF-S 18-55 IS STM worth £479.99, second prize is a Canon Powershot S120 worth £399.99 and if your picture comes in third place you’ll win a Canon Powershot SX 510 worth £219.99 (all prices correct as of March 2014).

The pictures on these pages are a few of those under consideration for a place on the shortlist.

An Autumn Path in Dunham Park - Gillian Baker

An Autumn Path in Dunham Park - Gillian Baker - Credit: Archant

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Be in the picture

Although the Cheshire Life competition has now closed we’d still love to see your pictures from Cheshire, Manchester and North Wales.

To add your photos to our online gallery, simply go online to and click on the ‘Upload a Photo’ tab.

You will be asked to register, which is free and also allows you to comment on articles and photographs on the site and to take advantage of special offers.

The camera champions

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Wilkinson Camera stores are at: Preston, 27 Friargate Walk, St George’s Centre 01772 556250; Burnley, 95 St James’s Street 01282 424524, Bury, 61 The Rock, 0161 764 3402; Blackburn, 42 Northgate, 01254 581272; Kendal, Unit 19a, the Westmorland Centre, Stricklandgate, 01539 735055; Carlisle, 13 Grapes Lane, The Lanes Centre, 01228 538583; Lancaster, 6 James Street, 01524 380510; Southport, 38 Eastbank Street, 01704 534534; Warrington, 10 The Mall, Golden Square Shopping Centre, 01925 638290, Liverpool, 51 Lord Street, 0151 255 0345. Call 01772 252188 or go online to