County’s seasonal changes captured for everyone to see

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LIFE in the East Riding as seen by its residents is the subject of a new photographic exhibition opening on Saturday.

More than 700 entries were submitted to the community photograph competition, and the best 100 are going on show at Beverley Art Gallery.

They include memorable pictures of the county in all seasons and reflect its diverse geography, from brooding skies over a desolate Spurn Point, to this picture by Alan Mullinger of a chalk stream at Harpham in the depths of winter.

It also shows the East Riding at work and play.

Hilary Saynor, chairman of the East Riding Cultural Partnership, which organised the competition, said: “Selecting the top 100 entries was a real challenge. I would like to recognise the efforts of all the photographers who took time to enter the competition and share their pictures with us.

“I encourage everyone to visit the Capturing the East Riding website and view all the entries to see how high the standard was.”

Amateur photographers were invited to take pictures between 2010 and 2011 and to try to capture what the East Riding means to them.

Councillor Jane Evison, East Riding Council portfolio holder for rural issues and cultural services, said she was delighted with the results.

“This exhibition gives us a glimpse of what the East Riding looked like in the past two years,” she said.

“The photos depict life in our towns and villages throughout the four seasons, showing us just how diverse our area is. It is a fascinating take on the East Riding and a showcase of our local talent.”

Capturing the East Riding: Community Photographs runs until March 24 and will then be shown at other venues.