Sunrise, sunset – which photograph is best?

Sunday 26th June 2022 2:14 pm
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Competition judge Carlotta Luke

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Walking to the top of a hill such as Butser to see a beautiful sunrise or sunset is an age-old tradition going back millennia.

And with the weather warming up and the summer solstice on June 21 past, the South Downs National Park is set to enjoy several weeks of magical dawns and dusks with a kaleidoscope of colours.

Each year the national park holds a photo competition with a £250 first prize, and the theme for this year’s photo competition is Near and Far.

To enter, photographers are invited to capture far-off views that showcase the scale and majesty of the South Downs landscape.

With that in mind, people are being encouraged to get out and capture dramatic, expansive views of the national park.

But they can also enter breathtaking images that capture close-up views that reveal the beauty of nature in intricate detail.

Carlotta Luke, one of the judges for the photo competition, said: “If there was ever a place to capture an amazing sunrise or sunset, it’s the South Downs National Park.

“The way the sky radiates with hues of yellow, orange, and red and the light hits the landscape can make for an extraordinary image.

“Just after sunrise and before sunset is the golden hour of photography and it presents a golden opportunity for photographers to capture some amazing snaps.

“That feeling you get when you know you’ve got a great shot never gets old.”

The competition closes at midnight on October 31 and to download an entry form visit the website at www.southdowns.gov.uk/care-for/photocompetition202

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