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Picturing life in West Oxfordshire

Picturing life in West Oxfordshire Budding photographers are being urged to take a snapshot of life in West Oxfordshire as part of a photography competition.

The competition, run by the District Council’s Tourism team, is hoping to attract portraits that capture life in West Oxfordshire.

This could cover a variety of themes, from wildlife to market towns, the panoramic views in the Cotswolds to a snapshot of the bustling Witney town centre.

The winning contestant will receive a beautiful canvas print of the successful image mounted onto a 30 x 20 inch art canvas (created by Blueprint Imaging Limited) and could be used in West Oxfordshire District Council’s tourism publications promoting the District to tourists and visitors worldwide.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Tourists who visit the area not only enjoy the stunning views and backdrop but also comment on the welcome they get from the locals.

“We are interested in what aspects of local life residents see as captivating, as it can only be beneficial in encouraging tourists to visit.

Last year the competition attracted over 117 entries and the winning entry was from Peter Young of Long Hanborough.

His picture of the lake and grand bridge at Blenheim featured in the 2012 Oxfordshire Cotswolds Visitor Guide.

Peter said: “I was unusually drawn to visit Blenheim on this particular day. I was taken by the brilliance of the light, and the clarity and perfection of the autumn colours.

“Walking around the lake the picture literally framed itself. I only use a simple point-and-shoot camera, and as anyone in the family will tell you, most pictures are taken on family holidays. So as you can imagine, this was rather special.”

Posted : 23/01/2012 11:50:34

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