Congratulations to Darren Cole: ‘Your Vision’ Award winner

As the UK’s leading professional print lab, we make it our business to continually champion the art of photography.

Photography is all about your vision and your images, the way you intend your images to be viewed. So, we found it only fitting to sponsor the brand new ‘Your Vision’ Award in The Scottish Landscape Photography of the Year competition, having also been appointed official print partner of the event.

Darren Cole… We love Your Vision!

We’re thrilled to congratulate Darren Cole, Darren Cole Photography, on winning the inaugural ‘Your Vision’ Award for his stunning image, ‘Luskentyre Sails’.

Darren’s impressive winning image, featuring a single sailboat just off Luskentyre Sands on the west coast of South Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, was chosen as the best in category.

Of the win, Darren said: “I’ve been shortlisted several times over the years for various competitions and so it was a great delight to learn that I had won the Loxley Colour ‘Your Vision’ award!”

‘Luskentyre Sails’

The image sees a solitary sailboat beneath imposing overcast clouds, and a break of sunlight illuminating the Luskentyre Sands on the island of Taransay.

Reflecting on how the image came about, David added: “While travelling back from a shoot on Scarista Beach on the Isle of Harris, my partner and I noticed a small yacht with a white sail passing close to the shores of Luskentyre.

“A shower cloud was also passing overhead with the sun streaming through it and with the mountains as a dramatic backdrop, a fantastic scene was quickly unfolding before us.

“It was a frantic scramble to get into position, change lenses and begin to compose the shot before the yacht moved out of position and the light through the shower cloud faded.

“I probably refer to paintings more than photographs for inspiration and I’d like to think that ‘Luskentyre Sails’ is one of the most painterly images I have ever created.”

View more of Darren’s work at the Hebscape Gallery >>

Darren, come on down!

With his stunning image chosen as the ‘Your Vision’ Award winner, Darren receives:

• £250 Loxley Colour lab credit
• A place in the annual Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year awards book
• His print featured in a major photography exhibition


Of his winning prize from Loxley Colour, Darren said: “I’ve always wanted to see what my work would look like on a metal print and as such, I’m looking forward to using the voucher for a Loxley Colour Alumini print.”

We’re also delighted to award the runner-up in the category, Neil Barr, £150 in Loxley Colour lab credit for his efforts with ‘Raasay & Rhonaigh’.

The ‘Highly Commended’ photographer, Andrew Tobin, scoops a Framed Print in any size up to 30×20”, with the ‘Commended’ photog, Graham Macfarlane, receiving a Framed Print of their choosing in any size up to 20×16”.

Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year goes to…

As official print partner of the competition, our congratulations also go to Nick Hanson for winning The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year award.

Nick, below, who is based in Skye, picked up the ‘Overall Winner’ prize after he saw off strong competition from thousands of entries with his magnificent winning portfolio of shots from the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Nick Hanson

The team at Loxley Colour congratulate you Nick on this incredible feat, with your portfolio featuring some of the most beautiful landscape shots we’ve ever seen.

View Nick’s work here >>

Award-winning images from The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year

Browse the gallery below to see more category winning images from The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

You can also read more about the competition on The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year website.

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