Student wins travel photography contest with this stunning image of the starry sky over Cornwall

Matt Longworth's starry, starry night picture, taken in Cornwall

Matt Longworth's starry, starry night picture, taken in Cornwall

First published in News

THEY say a picture paints a thousand words, but for Bolton photography student Matt Longworth’s prize-winning image, you only need three — starry, starry night.

The 21-year-old University of Bolton student, from Manchester, finished runner-up in Wanderlust Travel Magazine’s international photography competition.

Out of hundreds of images from exotic and iconic locations around the world, such as Iceland, India, France and Kenya, Matt’s picture of a quiet night in Cornwall was selected as one of only 40 images for a special exhibition in Manchester and London.

From these 40 finalist images a further 12 were chosen as four winners, four runners-up and four special commendations.

Matt’s said: “I wanted to capture the beauty of Cornwall on a very clear, warm summer’s night.

“The photograph was taken in Sennen Cove, Cornwall which is right next to Land’s End.

“This was the first time I had attempted to capture the stars so I didn’t know what to expect.”

This was the first photography competition he has entered, and had to enter it as a requirement of his degree.

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9:57am Thu 20 Mar 14

underwater says...

What a great photo, deserved to win.
What a great photo, deserved to win. underwater
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