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Picture of the Week: May 7, 2010

PUBLISHED: 10:50 07 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:17 06 July 2010

Cold Comfort by Chris Smy

Cold Comfort by Chris Smy

AN eerie swan, meandering beneath a Polish pier has been selected as The Journal's Picture of the Week.

The unusual shot of the lonely swan was captured by Chris Smy, of London Road South, Lowestoft, when he visited Sopot on Poland's southern Baltic coast with his wife Dee earlier this year.

AN eerie swan, meandering beneath a Polish pier has been selected as The Journal's Picture of the Week.

The unusual shot of the lonely swan was captured by Chris Smy, of London Road South, Lowestoft, when he visited Sopot on Poland's southern Baltic coast with his wife Dee earlier this year.

“Although bathed in glorious sunshine, the beach was covered in snow. There were icicles hanging from the pier, which is the longest wooden one in Europe, and the sea was frozen in parts,” he said. “To our amazement the beach and sea was full of swans being hand fed by the locals. There were at least 75 - and not forgetting the ducks and seagulls.”

Chris will receive his photograph in a 12in x 10in frame, mounted and inscribed, worth more than £60, from Picture Studios, of London Road North, Lowestoft. The winning picture will also go forward to a six-monthly winners' final contest, when he will be in with a chance of claiming a 12in x 18in photo block worth £130.

We are accepting images for next week's competition. They can be of any subject, whether they are entertaining snapshots, luscious landscapes or a close-up brush with nature. They must be taken by amateur photographers, and we'd prefer digital pictures. We do accept prints, but they need to be copies as we cannot guarantee their return. Send your picture with your name, address and contact details to richard.wood@archant.co.uk marking your email Journal Photo Competition. Prints can be sent to Picture of the Week, The Journal, 147 London Road North, Lowestoft, NR32 1NB.

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