Special scene captured on Somerleyton stroll

John Williams of Squires Walk Gunton, winning Picture of the Week photo was captured in Somerleyton.

John Williams of Squires Walk Gunton, winning Picture of the Week photo was captured in Somerleyton. - Credit: Archant

A stroll through Somerleyton on a sunny afternoon led to this picture-perfect shot for a keen amateur photographer.

This stunning photo was captured by John Williams, of Squires Walk, Gunton – and it has been judged as our latest Picture of the Week winner.

A delighted Mr Williams said it was a 'wonderful surprise' to have been chosen as the winner of our popular competition for the first time.

He said: 'I have been interested in photography for many years, but more as an admirer of good works rather than a taker of pictures as when I was younger, the costs of equipment and development was inhibitive. I think that those years of studying format and composition stood me in good stead for the day digital photography became affordable.'

Speaking about his winning photo, Mr Williams said: 'My wife Julie and I were walking our border terrier Molly through Somerleyton village where we stopped to admire the pond and, seeing this lovely floral display, out came the camera. After a few shots I noticed the mallard and his mate swimming across the pond, so to get the best shot I got low to the ground and used the plants as foreground and the weeping willow as the background to frame the ducks on the sunlit pond. This came out pretty much perfectly as I wanted it, and I am very proud to have won.'

As our winner, Mr Williams receives a 12in x 10in framed version of his photo, worth more than £60, from Picture Studios, of London Road North, Lowestoft.

By progressing to our next six-monthly winners' final, he is also in with a shout of winning the top prize – a 12in x 18in photo block, worth £130. Entries can be of any subject, but they must be by amateur photographers and we prefer digital images. We also accept prints but we cannot guarantee their return. Email us your pictures, along with your details and daytime phone number (and mobile number too if possible) to: lowestoft.journal@archant.co.uk putting Picture of the Week in the subject box.

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