Chipping Norton snapper captures District’s good side

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Chipping Norton snapper captures District’s good side

A Chipping Norton resident scooped top prize in a photography competition that will see his winning print feature in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds Visitor Guide.

Kevin Goodey captured the essence of the District with his stunning picture of a footpath from Chipping Norton to Chalbury. This earned him first place in West Oxfordshire District Councils’ competition.

Residents were challenged to take a snapshot of life in the District with themes that ranged from wildlife to market towns, panoramic views of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds to thriving town centres.

As well as his photo being used in the District Council’s tourism publications, Kevin also received a beautiful canvas print of his image mounted on to 30 x 20 inch art canvas, courtesy of Blueprint Imaging Limited.

The 60-year-old accountant, who took up photography as a hobby five years ago, was overwhelmed by winning the competition, which received 170 entries.

Kevin said: “That picture was taken in early August when I was walking through the footpath and the light coming through made for an amazing shot. There is a limitless choice for pictures in the District as there are so many beautiful views to be appreciated. I couldn’t believe it when I was told I had won and even asked if I was the only entrant.”

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “This competition is a great opportunity for residents to be involved in the great work the tourism team carry out to promote the District as a tourist attraction. This year’s entries were of the usual high standard and the winning picture captures the beauty of our District in an innovative way.”

Posted : 08/06/2012 17:25:40

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