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Weston-super-Mare artist celebrated as award-winning aerial photographer

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The winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year for 2018 were announced in mid-October, and local photographer Alex Wolfe-Warman took home the prize for the Urban View award.

Now in its 12th year, the competition celebrates the great British landscape.

Wolfe-Warman, who specializes in urban photography, has recently published a book of images of his home town of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. For the urban view prize, Wolfe-Warman took to the skies in a hot air balloon ride over Bristol to capture the award-winning shot of terraced houses on a late July evening. From his birds-eye vantage point, he was able to compose a compelling arrangement which, with its parallel lines of houses and smatterings of parked cars, captures a snapshot of Bristol life.

Wolfe-Warman wins a share of the £20,000 prize money. Other prize-winning images in this year’s competition included a striking shot of the Milky Way over St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, a torrid image of a lighthouse lost at sea in a storm in Bridgend, and a magical encounter with an enchanted forest in the Peak District.

Taking home the £10,000 first prize was Pete Rowbottom’s winning shot of Glencoe in Scotland, which showcases a masterful composition of the mammoth peak foregrounded by the shards of an icy puddle at daybreak. The winning photographs are currently being exhibited at London’s Waterloo station.

If, like Wolfe-Warman, you want try your own hand at photography from the skies, we offer hot air balloon adventures in Bristol, Bath, South Wales and other parts of the South West.

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