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Winner ‘Your View' Landscape Photographer of the Year

Dave Lyon

Ferry leaving Newhaven harbour in storm

Canon EOS 5D Mk II, 100-400mm lens, 1/2000sec @ f/11

Dave Lyon's fantastic shot is an HDR image combined from three versions of the original Raw file. Dave was battling through a storm at Newhaven harbour when he spotted the funnel of a ferry in the distance. ‘I struggled a further 100 yards on the shingle, placed my tripod and managed to get half a dozen shots before the ferry disappeared,' he says. Dave uses Canon's 5D series, having shot this image on the Mk II. ‘The full frame suits landscape photography, and with the later models the ability to shoot in low light at higher ISOs without too much picture degradation is a real plus,' he says. One item that caught his eye this year was Canon's new 200-400mm lens with the built-in 1.4x converter. ‘Although it's well out of reach price-wise!' he says.

About the Landscape photographer of the year 

You can see more winning images from Take a View's LPOTY competition at the exhibition running at London's National Theatre from 7 December to 8 February 2014, or in the book Landscape Photographer of the Year Collection 07, priced £25.