The 2019 Lancashire Life photography competition - winners revealed
We reveal the winners of our photography competition sponsored by Wilkinson Cameras
This beautiful shot of a misty sunrise in the Langdale Valley has won our 2019 readers' photography competition.
It was taken by Ian Bolton, who has won a Canon EOS M50 camera with a 15-45mm lens, worth £649, provided by competition sponsors Wilkinson Cameras.
'Photography has always been a hobby but I've only ever entered one competition before - that was the Lancashire Life competition in 2010 and I was a runner-up,' he said.
'My mother-in-law encouraged me to send some in this year and when I looked there were only two or three days left before the deadline so I almost missed out. I was amazed when I heard I'd won.'
Ian, who works as a chartered engineer in the aerospace industry, took the picture on a Nikon D7000.
He said: 'I am a keen walker and mountain biker and I always have a camera with me. If you go out to take a certain picture you will be restricted by the light and the weather. But if you have the camera with you all the time you can get the photo.
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'This shot was taken near Skelwith Bridge,' he added. 'We have a lodge up there and the shot was taken about a 15 minute walk away from there early one morning.
'I've given prints to quite a few family members over the years as Christmas presents and I've used websites to make calendars to give as gifts as well. But I don't have to this year, I'll just tell them all to buy Lancashire Life!'
Ian's shot was voted into first place by our panel of judges - including editor Paul Mackenzie and David Parkinson from Wilkinson Cameras - who this year went for a Lake District top three.
A sunset image taken by Javier Rosado at Wastwater won the second prize of a £150 Wilkinson Cameras gift voucher, with John Cobham taking the £75 gift voucher third prize for his shot of Derwentwater.