York photo competition: from spring blossom to winter ice

17 Oct 2013 @ 3.04 pm
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An extract from 'Blossoming York' by Mary-Clare Newsham. For another of Mary's pictures, see below
An extract from ‘Blossoming York’ by Mary-Clare Newsham. For another of Mary’s pictures, see below

It’s about time we showcased some more of readers’ wonderful photographs, as submitted to our Spirit Of York competition.

This selection captures the city in autumn, winter and spring under water and refracted through ice.

Remember you have until January 6, 2014, to enter your own pictures of the city. You could be named York Photographer Of The Year and win £250.

To read the rules and enter, click here.

But before then, enjoy this beautiful selection of pictures.



This photograph by Mary-Clare Newsham of the river in Autumn has a timeless quality to it, and reminded us of a Constable painting.

Wheel at night


Gone now, but an important part of the cityscape for so long: the Yorkshire Wheel spins in Sue Turpin’s clever night time image.

Ice sculpture


Judy Smith’s photo of a Festival Of Angels ice sculpture from last December is a celebration of the sculptor’s art.

Stairway to…


Alan Gillott sent in some strikingly different views of York, including this one of the steps to nowhere as the city succumbs to the floodwaters again.

Shambles at night


Working in black and white, Rachel Grey manages to bring something new to an image of York’s most photographed street.

Funky and bright


Richard Harrison’s full title for this arresting photograph is: Funky and bright – don’t tell your mother. He adds:”As shot, no manipulation at all ~ a usually unseen but vital part of York’s past and future.”

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