IT’S not long since I commended the photographic prowess of readers who submit the pictures we run each day on the Your Views pages, but forgive me as I return to the theme today to sing the praises of all those who entered our annual One Summer’s Day contest.
Sifting through the 100+ entries to decide a winner was no easy task, but I am sure that Mathew Orchard’s shot was a great example of how to capture the spirit of summer in a single snapshot.
It wasn’t the easiest of tasks for any of our readers, given that the weather was largely disappointing on Saturday July 16.
But Mathew’s photograph of the sun setting over a rain-drenched beach at Hayling undoubtedly had a warm summery glow about it.
And winning the contest probably leaves him feeling a bit better about getting his shoes drenched in order to capture the moment!
We feature his winning entry on page three today and there are more pictures to savour on pages 12 and 13.
We’ll continue to devote space in The News for the rest of this week to showcase many more of the photographs that we received from readers who answered the call to grab a camera on July 16 and record a evocative or amusing or just plain quirky summer scene.