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Black Isle photographers could snap up award


By Hector MacKenzie


Eilan Dubh is up for an award - and readers can help determine the winner
Eilan Dubh is up for an award - and readers can help determine the winner

A TRIO of Black Isle photographers who produced a book of their own images of the area are in contention for a prestigious nature photography award.

Eilean Dubh, The Black Isle, by James A Moore, Andrew Dowsett and Russell Turner is one of six books shortlisted for the second Scottish Nature Photography Awards Book of the Year Title.

The photographers' work, which has been showcased on a

The trio of photographers pictured at a community market
The trio of photographers pictured at a community market

number of occasions in the Ross-shire Journal, has proved a hit around the world with a number of reprints prompted due to popular demand.

The book was self-published in March last year. A selection of the images has also appeared in an exhibition at Eden Court in Inverness.

Said Mr Turner: "It has been an amazing year - much better than we hoped for. We're on our fourth print run and the book has gone all over the world. To be in the running for this award really is the icing on the cake."

Urging well-wishers to cast an online vote for the book (details below), he said: "We hope that everyone who loves Eilean Dubh will vote for us. We'd be delighted to win but even better would be spreading the word about the beautiful Black Isle. It deserves to be much better known."

Voting is now open on the Scottish Nature Photography Awards website at www.scottishnaturephotographyawards.com

Voting will close at noon on Friday 31st August 2012 and the winning nature photography book and the prize draw winner will be announced on the website on Friday, September 21.



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