Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2018 - Network Rail 'Lines in the Landscape' - Highly commended

A train makes it's along Crimple Valley on a snowy day in Harrogate

This year I was honoured to have had one of my photos Highly commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year- Network Rail ‘Lines in the Landscape’ Award. The image will feature in the Collection 12 awards book and will be in print at the London exhibition from 19 November until 3 February.

It was captured a couple of days before new year. Around Harrogate the weather had drawn in. It was still, misty and the snow was constant. I had decided it best to head out on foot to photograph my local area rather than go further afield and risk getting stuck among snow bound traffic. After a few hours exploring I was on my way home and reached a little bridge over a tranquil section of the Harrogate to Leeds line as it makes its way through Crimple Valley. I paused there for a moment hoping that I might see a train come past. Through the quiet, I heard the approaching sound of the 12.06 from Knaresborough as it made it’s way towards Leeds through the cold winters day.