Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year

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© Andy Farrer

Overall winner, 2015. Bat's Head, Dorset, England

© Mirek Galagus

Commended, Classic view 2015. Morning wave, Newhaven, East Sussex, England

© Chris Shepherd

Highly commended, Classic view. Old Man in the Trees, Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, England

© Ruth Grindrod

Commended, Classic view. Aird Jigsaw Pools, Aird, Sutherland, Scotland

© Ross Hoddinott

Commended, Classic view. Trebarwith Strand, late evening light and incoming tide, North Cornwall, UK. March 2014.

© Julian Elliott

'Countryside is GREAT' Award winner. Pont Fawr & River Conwy, Llanrwst, North Wales

© Bill Ward

Adobe Prize Winner. Rainbow Falls. Kisdon Force, Yorkshire Dales, England

Waterloo Station , Waterloo Until Sunday February 7 2016 Free

This annual exhibition of around 100 of the best entries from the Landscape Photographer of the Year award is returning to the Mezzanine in Waterloo for 2015. The dramatic, remarkable photographs are on display above the hustle and bustle of Britain's busiest station, and visitors can take a moment to soak up the images' serenity whenever the station is open – that's more than 1200 hours of access. This year's finalists and winners include images of light dappled water, mist-filled forests, and snow covered beaches.

Venue name: Waterloo Station
Transport: Tube: Waterloo
Price: Free
Event website: http://www.southbanklondon.com/landscape-photographer-of-the-year

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Stephen d

Exhibition extended until 28th Feb...  Some glorious images here, but have to agree with previous reviewers, the display of them does not do the justice.  The award winers are displayed on just four double sided stands, each about the size of a large domestic door. Those images have some narrative from the photographer on how the image was captured and some technical detail on equipment used.  

All other photos are displayed at pretty small scale on three or four other doors alongside with no explanation beyond the title, category entered, and the photographer's name. 

What a pity.  I'm glad we only travelled across town to see it and not from further afield. initially we thought we were just seeing the 'taster' boards and the main display must be elsewhere - when it was in the Southbank Centre / National Theatre it must have had ten times the wall space at least - but no, that was it.

Its not as if there isn't space at the venue, the mezzanine the four boards are on could probably hold 40, it just looks as if they did the whole exhibition for £1k

So, if you are killing time before catching a train at Waterloo, then definitely have a look, but if you're thinking of travelling to see it, perhaps buy the book instead - it's almost as big as the images on display and has more detail.

Hope next year they show the 2015 photographers' fantastic efforts to better effect.

Barbara M

What a pity that the fantastic pictures were so poorly displayed this year. Previous exhibitions have been so good at the National Theatre. This year the venue was cold & the pictures were so close together that there always seemed to be someone in the way when I was trying to look more closely at a picture. Even the labelling was sometimes unclear. A big disappointment. Please revert to the previous venue or something similar. An outdoor venue is not really ideal in December & January! . 

Robert M

We have seen this exhibition for the last 4 years at the National Theatre and it was superb. This year was such a terrible disappointment with the new venue at Waterloo stn. The photographs were dull and lifeless and poorly lit. I assume this was down to cost and the withdrawal of Epson as sponsor. I think if I was one of the contributors I would feel insulted that my work had been presented so poorly.


Thanks for timeout introducing this to us. I was glad that I went today as the last day. I enjoyed so much. It was so amazing. Very Spectacular.


amazing exhibition! this was my first time and I absolutely loved it! it's definitely a must-go.

Aurimas R

Very impressed with pictures taken. Was so difficult to choose the one and to vote for it!


Great exhibition for a weekend outing to catch up with friends - free, small enough to fit in to a busy day, and good for the soul. Go see,


The strength of mans brick against the strength of nature. You get a feeling of fear for the people who live in those houses. An incredible, captivating photograph.

Kathryn Ward

Looks awesome-reminds me of a humpback whale breaching out of the deep. Plan to visit the exhibition tomorrow and marvel at the power of nature and the amazing ability of people to capture the moment.


Went there on Sunday 23rd Dec, it was closed. We consulted timeout AND their own website and it did not say it would be closed. This is the second time this has happened.

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Absolutely beautiful! If you like photography this (with the Wildlife photographer of the year exhibition) is unmissable. I have been going to this for 4 years now. Love it!