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My, my – there are some talented folk in the South West, that’s for sure! We recently ran a competition to find some of the best photos taken in and around the South West, and were inundated by gorgeous photos of Devon.
Whether that was animals out in their natural habitat, stunning sunsets over the sea or beautiful shots of countryside stretching up to the horizon – more than TWO THOUSAND images were sent our way, making our job of choosing a winner rather hard… 🙈
Nevertheless, we announced our winners – but felt there were too many amazing photos to just leave them alone!
So, without further ado, and in no particular order, here are 10 of our favourite photos taken in Devon, entered into our “The South West through a lens” Facebook competition…
Julie Thomas – The Highlander
Taken on Dartmoor last summer, we just loved Julie’s shot of this Highland cow – we can almost tell what he’s thinking… “Have you got any food for me?”.
Laurence Liddy – Woolacombe Nightscape
The runner-up in our competition, Laurence’s incredible photo shows the galactic core rising above Woolacombe Bay, looking from Mortehoe in North Devon, and was taken last September.
Robbie Capp – The Light Will Prevail
Taken at the start of this year, Robbie’s stunning shot of the sun peaking over Brentor on Dartmoor is simply amazing – and really makes you want to head out on a walk!
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Paul Boomsma – A Cold Early Morning
Taken in Newton Abbot last December, Paul’s eerie shot shows the natural beauty that can be found in and around our lovely county. It even looks like there are spiders surrounding the webs!
Tomm Child - Lundy From Afar
Taken from from Hartland Bay during the summer of 2018, this incredible photo really captures the natural and dramatic beauty of the North Devon coast - and makes us want to visit Lundy again!
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Dan Knight – Back In The Summer
Those colours are simply amazing! Dan said: “Remember when it was sunny AND warm? I took this photo of a ruined windmill up above Instow, North Devon.”
Simon Ward – Frosty Morning Reflections
With Dartmoor as its magnificent backdrop, it’s easy to enjoy such stunning scenery of rolling hills and valleys in Iddesleigh, the parish in Mid Devon where Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse was set.
Brian Tilley - A Cold Evening at Buckfastleigh Station
Snapped at the station on the South Devon Railway in 2017, this black and white image really nods to days gone by, giving a sense of nostalgia and history.
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Rob Chidgey – Pearly Waves
Taken in beautiful Sidmouth, Rod’s wonderful shot gives off a really calm feeling, making us feel as though we want to be on this beach right now, watching the waves crash against the rocks…
Chris Farris – North Devon in the Winter Sun
Is it us, or does the sea just always look better when the sun is blazing down on it? Chris said in a comment: “The light was amazing and the spray from the waves made it special.”
That’s the end of our Top 10 – but that’s not the end of the photos, by any means! Head over and join our Facebook group dedicated to the best photography taken in and around the South West to see more, and to post your own!
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