Congratulations to the current winner of our Photo of the week competition, Lorraine Degraff, with this fabulously evocative sunset.  She wins a years subscription to Professional Photo Digital and the Samsung 128GB Micro SDXC Pro Endurance Card.

“This particular photo was taken on Saturday 21st November, just after the sun had set and I was on my way home after taking some pictures from Workington Shore.

The 3m cross/crucifixion  is built on the top of the Shore Hills in Workington and faces straight over the Solway Firth,  It was built without planning permission by a member of the public along with his friends one Sunday Morning in 2014 as a memorial to his late wife.  After initially receiving 6 objections about the cross, retrospective planning permission was given by the local council as over 1800 members of the public signed a petition in support of the structure remaining in situ.

As I was travelling up the road from the shore, I could see the sky changing and I knew the image I wanted to get.  The sky just looked like it was in fire, especially  around the cross. So I pulled into a layby opposite the hills and while being watched by some bemused security guards from a nearby factory I  took the pictures over the factory roof.

The picture itself was taken on a Canon EOS 200D camera using an 18-200mm lens at 200mm Aperture was F5.6, shutter speed 1/100, and ISO 100.”

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