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Photo Competition - August Results

Coastal erosion is a serious problem in many parts of the UK; when you live on an overcrowded island you really don't want it getting any smaller. The power of the sea battering the coast at Happisburgh in Norfolk is dramatically captured here by Stan Benton of Nazeing, Essex. He took the shot on his Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd bridge camera.

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If you want to get close to nature there are few better places to do so than Canada, they seem to have so much more of it than anywhere else. Better take some warm clothing though, if this amazing photo by Steven Crisp of Toronto is anything to go by. Steven says "Taken at Ashbridges Bay Park on the north shore of Lake Ontario in Toronto. The ice on the tree is created by the spray from waves crashing over large rocks protecting the shore. The tree survives this abuse a least once each winter." Steven is out second Casio EX-Z750 user this month, taking this shot at f/8 and 1/320th of a second.

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There's more ice and snow in this spectacular Alpine view captured by WeiLi Hur of London. Not everyone would take an expensive DSLR snowboarding, but the risk is clearly worth it when you can get results like this. WeiLi explains: "While snowboarding on Brévént mountain in Chamonix, I spotted the giant wave roaring down the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) in the distance. While taking my DSLR out of the backpack, this skier came into view. The skier definitely adds to the overall photo rather than distracts, and his red jacket contrasts nicely with the cold blue in the distance. Cropped to square, improved contrast and tone curve in post-processing. Taken with a Nikon D300, 17-55mm f2.8 lens, and brought my kit up to the slope with a Kata 3-N-1 20 bag. Taken at 55mm, ISO200, 1/400s at f16."

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