'They've shown our garden city at its best' - Henlow photographer's Greenway snap wins Colours of Letchworth contest

PUBLISHED: 15:15 07 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:15 07 November 2016

Winner: Ray Cordell's champion photo, taken near Roxley Manor, Willian, on the Greenway.

Winner: Ray Cordell's champion photo, taken near Roxley Manor, Willian, on the Greenway.

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Amateur and professional photographers have been snapping away as part of a contest to find the best views in Letchworth - and the top three have now been announced.

Runner-up: Becky Powell's photograph of Norton Common.Runner-up: Becky Powell's photograph of Norton Common.

The judging panel for the Colours of Letchworth contest, run by the Heritage Foundation, considered more than 70 entries before choosing the winning shot – taken from the Greenway by Henlow’s Ray Cordell.

Ray was out walking when he took the champion photo of harvested fields near Roxley Manor, Willian.

“I knew it was a good photo when I took it but it was still a surprise to win,” said Ray. “It’s a beautiful location and the autumnal colours and light really made it the perfect shot.”

Elizabeth Towler, who judged alongside Christian Trampenau and Brian Petty, said: “There were several things that made Ray’s photo stand out. We loved the colours and the overall composition, in particular the harvested field.

Runner-up: Helend Jidborg Alexander's photograph of Norton Common.Runner-up: Helend Jidborg Alexander's photograph of Norton Common.

“The beautiful weather has meant all the entrants have captured the colours of autumn perfectly. They’ve shown our garden city at its best.”

Ray wins a mini-hamper and VIP night for two at the Broadway Cinema. Runners-up Becky Powell and Helena Jidborg Alexander win Broadway tickets and a gift from the foundation’s arts and crafts range.

A gallery of entries can be seen at letchworth.com/node/2188.

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