The winner of our first photography competition, with the theme of autumn, was Ralph Lombart. Congratulations to Ralph!

His reward is his winning photo featured as our website cover image and Facebook page header. Ralph’s photo combines an autumnal atmosphere with a striking composition, with the marshes framed by the railway arch. Unfortunately, the willow in the foreground no longer exists; a large bough was ripped off in a storm, and the council decided to remove the whole tree. (The bridge marks the boundary of Hambrook Marshes, so the willow was on council-owned land). Fortunately Ralph captured this lovely view before the tree was felled.

We’ll be running a winter-themed photo competition in December, so watch out for annoucements.