Ok, it`s not technically a "win" but it sure beats the last time I won anything.
Bear with me, I`ll explain.
In my last year at primary school I bought the lucky ticket that got 3rd prize in the raffle.
I trudged home with a waterproof PVC coat that was meant to be used when riding your bike in the rain.
It covered not only the rider, the bike and a rucksack but also the ground beneath my wheels.
It was XXL and I was 12.
To add insult to injury it was fluorescent yellow.
Everything else you need to know about that experience is summed up in the following sentence.
As I laid it on the kitchen table, my Mum said "That`s great, it`ll come in really handy."
Mum got the coat.
I`ve waited a few years to better it.
So a commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2015 maybe not a win in the strictest sense of the word but knocks that coat into the long grass.
It`s not the easiest thing in the world to try and be a landscape photographer in London but there`s no harm in trying.