A County Antrim funeral directors has run a photography competition to engage with Northern Irish communities while remaining cautious about social distancing as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.
To help raise environmental awareness, Mulhollands Funeral Directors in Carrickfergus and Larne asked people to send pictures of wildlife, nature and the environment to be in with the chance of winning £200-worth of photography equipment.
Regional development director Julian Hodgkinson and Peter Mulholland, business consultant at Mulhollands Funeral Directors, received what it called a number of “breathtaking entries” across Northern Ireland to judge, from Portaferry to Ballintoy.
It decided to award first place to Clive Harbinson, owner of Carrickfergus Street Photography, for his shot of a river running under a bridge in Tullymore Forest Park.
Harbinson said: “I went to the park to take a series of photos for Carrickfergus Street Photography and a strong wind suddenly picked up, swirling leaves all around the river that ran under the bridge.
“I set the camera’s exposure delay to 20 seconds which created a beautiful ripple effect of the leaves racing across the surface.”
Mulhollands Funeral Directors awarded Harbinson a £200 photography voucher for the winning shot, which he plans to spend on new camera filters.
He said: “Various filters can help smooth out and enhance scenery which, as a primarily landscape photographer, will help me secure more shots like this one.”