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Stunning views of Dartmoor in all her moods

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: October 10, 2012

  • Richard Taylor, of Newton Abbot, took this image of a hawthorn tree surrounded by bluebells at Holwell Lawn; right, Higher Tor by Neil Porter, of Newton Abbot, and below, Red Barn at Emsworthy by Phil Hemsley from Totnes

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Budding photographers turned their lenses on the rugged, rolling landscape of Dartmoor for an annual competition.

Almost 200 entries were submitted to the National Park Authority's Winning Landscapes contest this year.

The judges, landscape photographer Lee Pengelly, travel writer Tracey Elliot-Reep and Devon Life magazine editor Jane Fitzgerald – picked a simple shot of a red-roofed barn at Emsworthy as the worthy winner.

Phil Hemsley, from Totnes, won a full day landscape photography workshop with Lee Pengelly.

Second spot went to Neil Porter, from Newton Abbot, for his photo of Higher Tor, with third prize awarded to Richard Taylor, also of Newton Abbot, for an image of a hawthorn tree surrounded by bluebells at Holwell Lawn.

Organiser Jackie Ridley said the high standard of the submissions showed off the moor's "special qualities".

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