DAVID Pethick has snapped up an award in the first photographic competition he has entered.
The Ascot resident won the People’s Choice Award in The Bell Tower Photographic Competition for his photo Wagstaff Timepiece Shadow Play.
“I went along to the Bell Tower and took hundreds of shots, hoping that one or two would be half decent,” he said.
“I was taking portrait and landscape shots and I decided to tilt the camera and saw an interesting shadow on the timepiece.
“I’m so happy to win in my first competition that I’ve entered and it’s built up my confidence.”
Mr Pethick said his love for photography was influenced by his father, who would show him photos of places overseas.
“I remember him showing me some really cool photos of places in Afghanistan, India, Europe and the Middle East,” he said.