The winning picture of Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes. Photo: David Felton

The winning picture of Blea Tarn and the Langdale Pikes. Photo: David Felton

A shot of Blea Tarn and Langdale has been judged a ‘worthy winner’ in an annual competition run by the Wainwright Society.

David Felton’s picture, Ice, beat 80 other entries in the contest, organised by aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright.

Accomplished photographer and film-maker Terry Abraham judged the competition which this year had a single open class.

Mr Abraham said: “Blea Tarn near Great Langdale has likely been captured on camera more times than there are stars in the night sky but there’s no doubting it’s an iconic view.

“Surprisingly, it’s quite a difficult place to convey through photography given where one’s eye wishes to gaze. That said, the rocks in the foreground perfectly balance and lead the eye around the frame towards a sun-kissed Langdale Pikes.

“This is a superb image that nails it for composition but also for atmosphere and goes to prove that in this case, dawn is the best time to appreciate this picture postcard Lakeland scene.

“A worthy winner and an image I’d be proud to have framed on my wall at home.”

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