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Pictures highlight beauty of Cornwall in the springtime

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: June 15, 2013

By Toby Meyjes

  • Dudley the happy springer spaniel jumps high for a winning photo on Grebe beach in Cornwall

  • A tranquil scene at Forder, near Saltash in Cornwall, which was entered in the Cornwall in the Spring photographic competition

  • From the top: Sue Rowlands' photographs of Padstow Harbour, Calstock Viaduct and Whitsand Bay

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Some of the most iconic images of Cornwall have been captured in a photography competition that aimed to capture the very essence of the Duchy in springtime.

More than 200 photographs were entered in to the Cornwall in the Spring competition run by jointly by Cornwall and Devon media and Cornwall Cameras across May.

The competition challenged entrants to take advantage of the longer days and more varied colours of the season to come up with the photo that best represented the county.

The winner, featured on page 1 today, was chosen as a picture of Dudley the springer spaniel jumping on Grebe beach near Durgan, taken by Zennor Dillon with the help of her mum, Nancy Sheppard.

But dozens of other photos were also highly recognised, including stunning shots of Whitsand Bay and Padstow Harbour by Sue Rowlands.

Martin Wonnacott, who owns Cornwall Cameras, which has offices in Truro and St Austell, said it would be the first of a quarterly series of competitions to document the county throughout the year.

"The whole idea was to get people out and looking at all the colours of the springtime," he said. "The photograph that won, of the springer spaniel jumping, was fantastic for its play on the theme of Cornwall in the Spring, as well as being a quality photograph. The springtime means more light in the morning and the evenings to get out and take a picture of all the different colours and nice foliages that you get at this time of year."

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