AN AMATEUR photographer has won the opportunity to display his work in the National Theatre in London.
Pete Clark from Ravensmoor works as a store assistant at John Lewis in Chester.
But the 22-year-old has a passion for photography and entered the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
It was the first time the former Malbank School and Reaseheath College student had entered any of his work, and to his amazement he won first prize with his photo, Rawhead, taken at Bickerton.
He won £1,000 and a signed copy of the awards book, and his winning picture will be exhibited along with the other winning and commended images in London until January 28 next year.
He told the Chronicle: “I was delighted when I found out I’d made it on to the shortlist but I didn’t think it would go any further.
“When I started out in photography, I never thought that I’d win one of the categories in the UK’s most prestigious landscape photography competition.
“I’m going to use my prize money to try to develop my photography business, and maybe take a trip to Norway to photograph the Northern Lights.”