FRESH from her success in a National Trust competition, local photographer Laura Elliott is at it again, this time winning a farm related photography competition.
The competition was run by a farm based in Leatherhead, Surrey and applicants were asked to submit a photograph to represent a particular season.
In only her second ever competition Laura again come out on top, with the winning snap showcasing winter on her Letterbreen farm.
“I took the photograph on my farm in Letterbreen. George McCutcheon owns 8 donkeys on our farm, Nellie, Minnie , May, Dolly, Lady, Dodo, Annie and Elizzie. I took this photograph of May and Dolly in the snow and entitled the photo ‘Snow Donkeys’.
“They really are such friendly animals to photograph. Any time I’m outside they always come running up to the gate to have a nosey and say hello.”
Laura was delighted to receive an email informing her that she had won, calling it a ‘nice surprise’ and ‘completely unexpected’.
“It is wonderful to get recognition for my photography because it is animals and the outdoors in particular that are my favourite subjects to photograph.”
The competition was open to anyone in the UK and the top prize was four tickets to visit the English farm in Surrey.
“The farm is a working family farm set in the country side of Surrey. As flights are not included I was thinking that I could possibly combine my two prizes, the prize from the National Trust competition which is a weekend break in a national trust cottage and the visit to the farm when I am over in England. You could say getting the best of both worlds.
“I think it would be a great photographic opportunity visiting the farm and I really look forward to it.”
Despite her photographic prowess Laura remains focused on her studies and is currently studying dentistry at Queens University, Belfast.