Always a “red letter” date on my calendar- I’m Judging entries for Outdoor Photographer Of The Year today, the Outdoor Photography Magazine‘s annual photography contest attracts a large number of very high quality entries from some of the world’s best photographers.

Outdoor Photographer Of The Year

Note to blog: Judging Outdoor Photographer Of The Year 2011, great fun, but always involving some really challenging decisions.

The entries will be up to the usual fantastic standards.

I love seeing  what people have captured – the fleeting vision of each singular photographer shared with many. Each image a unique moment in time and space preserved for posterity, a precious testament of our love of the craft and of our subject matter.

As always there’ll be joyful triumph for some and disappointment for others, but I salute each entrant for rising to the challenge and entering your work for this year’s contest. You’re in fine company. In advance, I say well done, all of you!

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OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2011 CONTESTAndy Luck regularly contributes articles for Outdoor Photography and Black and White Photography Magazines
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