Reflections photo competition winner Phil Wood, of Hinckley, snaps up £100 prize
It's out with the old and in with the new as we crown the winner of our latest photography competition.
This alternative night scene of Hinckley has bagged amateur snapper Phil Wood first prize in our Reflections picture contest.
Now, we are launching the next in our series of competitions – Old and New.
We are asking budding photographers to get creative and find different ways to interpret the old and new theme, for the chance to be a winner like Phil.
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The IT manager, who lives in Hinckley, achieved this stunning shot by balancing a tripod in the passenger footwell of his car and setting a long shutter speed on his camera.
He used a remote control to start the camera, which automatically took a series of about 50 photographs as he drove.
The snap was taken as part of a project he set himself last year, to take a photograph every day. This was day 263.
"I knew people would send in pictures of rivers and windows, so I thought I would try something different," he said.
The father-of-two said he would put his prize of £100 Jessops vouchers towards new camera equipment.
Leicester Mercury chief photographer Andy Baker said: "I liked this photograph because it involved a slow shutter speed, at night, and created a photograph that is vibrant and full of energy. Phil gave his idea a go, and it worked."
Now, we are looking for our next winner.
Andy said: "We like to see pictures with people in them but this need not always be the case. The old and new elements should relate to each other in an interesting way."
The closing date for our latest competition is midnight on November 18. There are £100 of Jessops vouchers up for grabs for the winner.
Entrants are allowed to submit up to six photographs.
Include a short caption explaining each picture, along with your name, address and contact details.
Put "Old and New photo competition" in the subject box. Full terms and conditions are available online by visiting:
E-mail your pictures to: