Monday 25 October 2010, 14:45
A young Welsh photographer from Cardiff has picked up the Take a view - Young Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010 award.
Breakfast view, Cardiff by Taliesin Coombes. Image courtesy of the artist
Sixteen year old Taliesin Coombes - a pupil at Howell's School in Cardiff - won the award for his image of a steam train approaching Cardiff Station as seen from a cafe window.
Coombes has been taking photographs since he was 11, and has a special interest in steam trains. Another of his images depicting a steam engine, entitled Travelling, Machynlleth, won a commendation in the youth class.
The Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards were set up by Charlie Waite, one of Britain's best-loved landscape photographers, to provide an ongoing platform for capturing images that best symbolise our land and our times, which will stand as a record for the future.
Other Welsh images gained commendations in the awards, including Graham Colling's image of Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan in Snowdonia; Krzysztof Ligeza's 'Ants', Brecon Beacons; Graham Eaton's shot Penmon dawn, Anglesey and Paul Robinson's photograph Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fach, Snowdonia.
Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan, Snowdonia by Graham Colling. Image courtesy of the artist
Castell y Gwynt, Glyder Fach, Snowdonia by Paul Robinson. Image courtesy of the artist
Over 100 of the winning and commended images will be on show at the National Theatre in London from 22 November until 16 January 2011.
For more information visit the Take a view - Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards website.
In a separate competition, another Cardiff-based photographer has also won a prestigious award. Andy Rouse won the Gerald Durrell award for Endangered Wildlife in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 award for his picture of a tigress stalking her prey in India moments before she charged a herd of deer.
Rouse beat more than 40,000 entries in the competition run by BBC Wildlife Magazine and London's Natural History Museum. Read more on the story on the the BBC Wales News website.