A PHOTOGRAPHER from Sunderland discovered patience really is a virtue after a dramatic picture scooped him a top spot in a national competition.
Professional photographer David Webb spent the day waiting for the perfect conditions to capture his moody shot of Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland.
And as the clouds closed in on the sky in the late spring afternoon, David took his dramatic snap, creating a moody picture of the famous landmark.
The 52-year-old said: “It was late afternoon when the clouds suddenly became really dramatic and I knew that was the picture.
“I used a colour filter to enhance the picture and this was the result.
“Northumberland is a beautiful place to go and visit and I really did select the right time.”
Proud of his picture, David, of Swirral Edge, Albany, Washington, entered it into the prestigious Take A View landscape photographer of the year competition.
After fighting off fierce competition from thousands of entrants across the country, his stunning photograph has been highly commended.
It will appear in a book of landscape pictures as well as hang on the wall as part of a national exhibition in London.
He said: “I was ecstatic when I found out because it’s a really big competition.
“Obviously if I’d won it would have been unbelievable, but to get a judge’s commendation and for them to agree to put it in a book and the exhibition is amazing.
“There were thousands of people that entered and even more pictures as people could enter up to 25, so I’m really proud.
“When I entered I really was hopeful I would get selected.”
David’s entry will join other top photos in book Landscape Photographer of the Year – Collection 5, which will be released early next year. It will also appear at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank from December 5 to January 28
David, who runs David Web Photography, added: “I do a lot of landscape photography through my business, as well as wedding photography and portraits, and I really enjoy it.”