Camera Club: Simon's monochrome marvel is our winner
THIS black and white beauty is the latest picture to be turned into a prize-winning canvas.
Not only that, the photographer who took it also scooped £100 worth of vouchers as part of the Grimsby Telegraph's Camera Club.
The image was taken by Simon Trott in a muddy Weelsby Woods when the sun was peeking through the trees.
The 44-year-old, of Roberts Street, Grimsby, said: "Taking pictures is my hobby, but I have wanted to turn it into my job for a while.
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"I have done a bit of work in that area before, such as wedding shoots and portraits, but I have never won anything in the past.
"With this photo I tried to frame the sun, but what I was actually doing was trying out my new camera.
"I use a Nikon D800 now and can get some great shots. This picture looks like something out of the film Sleepy Hollow.
"I also like to edit my photos and always ask my wife for her judgement.
"She really liked this one so I decided to enter it. Getting it printed out will be great and getting the money to spend will also go a long way. I will probably use it on some lens filters.
"This has been a great start to the new year."
Comley Cameras, in St Peter's Avenue, Cleethorpes, judges the photographs and chooses which one will be made into a canvas every month.
It is always a tough decision for the judges, with it likely to get harder as the new year gets under way and entries increase.
Judge Mark Comley said: "This woodland scene was a well-composed picture, nicely balanced and perfectly exposed.
"Woodlands look great in black and white, as shown here.
"It is now a new year and we are looking forward to another 12 months of stunning photographs.
"The judges will be looking out for winter scenes and moody skies in the coming months.
"We will also be giving away more gift vouchers as the year goes on."
Join the Grimsby Telegraph Camera Club by e-mailing your photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Local amateur photographers capture all sorts of images, and we feature them every day.
Once a month, a winner is announced. Don't forget to include your contact details and a caption.
And you're 16 or under, then why not enter our Junior Camera Club? Send your photos to the same address with your name, age and school on it.