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Photograph collection captures stunning views of Jurassic Coast

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: June 13, 2013

  • Sea fishing at Seaton Bay by James Osmond, above, and Chance Encounter at Kimmeridge by Geoff Francis, left, were category winners in the Jurassic Coast Awards

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The very best of a stunning collection of photographs have gone on display, showing the many varied aspects of the Jurassic Coast.

More than 1,200 entries were submitted to the 2013 Jurassic Coast Award from hopefuls in Dorset and Devon, along with many from abroad, including Germany and Italy.

The competition aimed to find new photographs of the coast in celebration of the internationally recognised Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site.

Entrants took their cameras to the coast at all times of the day and night and in all weathers, organisers said.

"They went alone or with their children and dogs, they hunted for fossils or made their own sand and stone sculptures, they scuba-dived, took a boat onto the water or even took to the sky to capture the unique appeal of the coastline," a spokesman for the show said.

The winning entries and a selection of outstanding runners up are now on show at the visitor centre, in picturesque Lulworth Cove, until June 18.

The contest was split into in three categories – My Special Place, Point in Time and Close up Coast.

Overall winner was Paul Haynes, whose work Crepuscular and Cretaceous takes centre stage, after he "best summed up a new and different view of the coastline".

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