National Trust Announce Smart Phone Photo Winner

Check out this amazing photo that was chosen by the National Trust as the winner of their ‘Your Space’ photographic competition. This stunning photo was taken by Laura Elliot from Northern Ireland, and she managed to capture it on nothing more than her trusty iPhone 4.

Now I also own one of these trusty Apple mobile devices, but I’ve never once managed to create anything nearly a good as this! The photo, called ‘Don’t Bee Choosy’, was taken in her parents back garden and went on to win both the smart phone and overall competition!

The photo was taken using the Instagram photo application which, unless you’ve been living under a rock, was purchased by Facebook for a whopping ONE BILLION DOLLARS! This super cool app lows users to take shots and then instantly add a selection of filters to change the light, colour and perspective of the photo. If you have an iphone, be sure it check it out, it’s great.

Laura Elliot said –

I was shocked to find out I’d won. I’m studying dentistry at university and photography is just my hobby. It was late in the afternoon so there was just enough light to capture the shot. I feel this photo represents my space, reflects my love for nature, photography, and captures the spirit of the competition.

Nearly 6,000 photos were entered across 4 categories, with a panel of experts chosen to select the winners that included Mary McCartney, Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite and National Trust Photographic Manager, Chris Lacey.

Charlie Waite said –

The standard of photography suggests to me that photographers are no longer seeing the camera as just a recording device but as a wonderfully creative tool to aid the individual in expressing their own particular response to their world around them.

Congratulations to all the winners across the four categories. It just goes to show you that as long as you’ve got your phone, you’ve got an amazing opportunity to capture some stunning images from what’s around you. Get snapping folks!

If you would like to support the National Trust, why not purchase a membership so you can take the opportunity to visit of Britain’s most iconic landmarks that they care for.

© Photograph by Laura Elliott/National Trust