Dersingham photographer focuses on prize

Gary Pearson, Burnham Overy Staithe ANL-140710-171932001
Gary Pearson, Burnham Overy Staithe ANL-140710-171932001
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A photographer from Dersingham has got two of his stunning pictures in the final of a competition aiming to show the beauty of Norfolk.

The success has been achieved by Gary Pearson in the Norfolk Trails’ Treasure photo competition – and now he wants your votes to make him a winner.

Matthew Dartford Norfolk Coast Path Hunstanton ANL-140710-165622001

Matthew Dartford Norfolk Coast Path Hunstanton ANL-140710-165622001

One picture shows Thornham Quay and the other Burnham Overy Staithe.

It joins another picture of West Norfolk in the final, one of Hunstanton cliffs at sunset taken by Matthew Dartford, from Norwich.

The competition, launched at the beginning of the summer holidays, saw photographers submit up to five pictures that encapsulate what it is they treasure when out exploring the Norfolk Trails – the 1,200 miles of walking, cycling and riding criss-crossing the county.

Whether it was a favourite view, a wildlife encounter or a historic church, there was plenty to discover on the 12 trails and abundance of short and circular walks that extend across the county.

gary pearson Thornham Quay ANL-140710-165856001

gary pearson Thornham Quay ANL-140710-165856001

With some breath-taking images captured everywhere from Paston Way on the coast to Angles Way on the edge of inland Norfolk, judges had a tough job choosing a final four to go through to the final.

The entries were presented anonymously, which resulted in Gary having two chosen.

Judge Brian Hannah, chairman of Norfolk County Council, said: “We’ve had some fantastically creative responses to the photo competition.

“The chosen finalists’ images have really captured the beauty of the county on the Norfolk Trails – it should make for a great final!”

All entries have been added to the official Norfolk Trails Treasure Flickr Group for everyone to enjoy, while the four finalists will now see their images go to a public vote for a chance to win treats including £100 to spend at Cotswolds Outdoor and the winning photo made into a canvas print.

First, second and third place are set to be crowned next Tuesday, when the Norfolk Trails will also be announcing the judges’ favourite under 13s entry.

To vote for your favourite, head to www.norfolktrails.co.uk.