Terry Jones of the Ladysmith Camera Club has won the wildlife category of the London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year Contest.
Jones’ winning photo titled “A Heavy Landing” is of a trumpeter swan landing on the water at Hemer Park in Cedar. Jones has been active in photography since the 1960s. His first camera was a Konica S2. He now shoots with a Cannon 77D.
“Digital is just so much more fun,” Jones said. “The image of the landing swan wouldn’t have happened with a film camera probably.”
This is the first time Jones has won an award for his photography. He won a $500 gift certificate to London Drugs. Jones hopes to buy a new printer with is prize money.
Although he was successful in the contest, Jones doesn’t take photos in hopes of winning awards, or selling his work. For him, photography is a great way to get him outdoors.
“I use it to get myself out of the house and do some hiking. I always carry my camera of course, and I end up hiking through the many great parks in the area,” Jones said.
The London Drugs Amateur Photographer of the Year Contest received more than 25,000 submissions in 2019. Submissions from all categories are available online.