Monday 29 Oct 2012
ELY STATION PHOTOGRAPH COMMENDED IN NATIONAL COMPETITION
A stunning image of Ely train station on a misty day has been selected as a runner-up in a national photography competition. The photograph by Rohan Reilly was commended in the Network Rail Lines in the Landscape award as part of the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
Mr Reilly said: “This photo was taken at Ely station while changing trains on a misty day in December. The various lines and striking lamps leading into the thick fog captured my attention.”
Dave Ward, Network Rail route managing director for Anglia, said: “This photograph is a worthy runner-up as it captures what the Lines in the Landscape award is all about. The railway is an integral part of our landscape and our lives. Many congratulation to Rohan and to all those commended in this year’s competition.”
This is the third year that Network Rail has supported the competition where amateurs and professional photographers highlight the very best imagery of Britain’s rural and urban scenery. The best images will be displayed at a free exhibition at the National Theatre in London from 12 November. The stunning winning image by Graham Hobbs from Dorset was chosen by Charlie Waite, renowned landscape photographer and founder of the competition.
Another nine runners up for the Network Rail Lines in the Landscape Award, including images of railway arches in Birmingham, a train passing next to the rooftops of houses in Halifax and the memorable Jubilee pageant as a train crosses the River Thames, were also selected. These images will also be exhibited at the National Theatre and appear in a book of the very best of this year’s entries.
Details of all the category winners are available at www.take-a-view.co.uk
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