Side step: ‘and did those feet in ancient time, walk upon England’s mountains green…’

16 Nov

When I first heard of the Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition, I immediately visualised the Grand Canyon, the rice terraces in China, the sand dunes in Peru…and got a little carried away.

I read the first line of the blurb and realised it was an exhibition solely on landscapes in the UK. A little disappointing, was my initial reaction, but still worth a visit as my geographical knowledge of the region, particularly oop narth, is poor.

The recently-opened exhibition features over 100 photographs divided into four different categories such as ‘urban landscape’ and ‘my landscape’. They were taken by photographers hoping to win the overall title of Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012.

Some of the photos did look a tad like generic screen savers, or stereotypical shots of the UK (the Shard, a London bus etc.), but the majority were remarkable and showed off the beauty of the UK. They definitely made me realise you don’t have to travel far to stumble across stunning views.

To read more about the exhibition, click here.

The details:

Location: Lyttelton Exhibition, National Theatre, Southbank

Opening times: Mon – Sat: 9.30am – 11pm, some Sundays: 12 noon – 6pm

Here until 12th January 2013.

Free admission.

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