We’re sure you’ll have heard about our On My Doorstep photo contest over the past month – you may have even entered some photos of your own. Now, after receiving a whopping 676 entries, it’s time for us to reveal the winning images. With the competition now closed, the CEWE UK team has selected five photos that perfectly embody the theme of lockdown photography.
With a clear brief to capture life in your location throughout and beyond lockdown, we set you the task of submitting your best images during August. As always, CEWE customers, fans and friends delivered by showcasing some stunning photography, creative perspectives and poignant moments. From the wonderful pool of images received, here are the five we selected as our winners, each receiving a £50 Wilkinson Cameras voucher.
Newborn in Lockdown – Sarah King
This incredible image is testament to the fact that life continues, even in lockdown, with the birth of a new baby. As a grandmother meets her 3-week-old grandchild for the first time through a window pane, we can’t imagine it was quite the introduction she had hoped for! With the moment captured on camera, the memory lives on and will serve as a moving reminder of the child’s birth during these unprecedented times.
Photo taken by Sarah King in Knutsford
Heaven on Earth – John Cuthbert
We’ve all experienced cancelled plans and holidays that never materialised this summer, leading to a surge in people taking staycations across Britain. This is precisely what John Cuthbert did, opting to take a tent and head up to Scotland for a much-needed break after lockdown restrictions eased. Taken on a Huawei smartphone, we were impressed with how this photo captures the natural lighting and teases a view out to the rugged coast. How many of us have swapped foreign getaways for British camping trips in 2020?
Photo taken by John Cuthbert in Falkirk
Empty Punts – Sally Jex
Worlds away from the usual hustle and bustle of the tourist season, these punts on the River Cam have sat unused throughout summer, only kept company by the cows in the field opposite! We were especially taken by the composition of the photo and the trees that frame the image. Are you ready to be a tourist again?
Photo taken by Sally Jex in Cambridge
Golden Fields – Dyfed Roberts
We really fell in love with this gorgeous golden image showing the split between two vibrant fields along the Menai Strait in Wales. Symbolic of the way many of us chose to take our daily exercise during lockdown, this photo depicts a beautiful sunny day in which Dyfed chose to take a countryside walk to have a break from lockdown at home.
Photo taken by Dyfed Roberts in Brynsiencyn
Lockdown Lunchtime Rush Hour – Poppy Roth
Again reflecting the contrast between daily life before and during lockdown, this photo was taken in Cambridge city centre. Whilst the area is usually full of workers, tourists and locals, the streets stood empty as people followed government guidance to stay at home, giving Poppy the opportunity to capture this one-of-a-kind shot. What’s more, it was also taken on an iPhone 11 Pro, paying a huge testament to the powers of smartphone photography!
Photo taken by Poppy Roth in Cambridge
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