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Award-winning photography at Sawley Cut, by staff member Steve Cole

Landscape photographer named in Flickr’s Top 25 photos of 2020

Staff member Steve Cole, who earlier this year was commended for his photo ‘Cool Power’ at the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards, has achieved further success by being named in Flickr’s Top 25 photos of 2020.

Flickr collates the top images based on how much engagement they have received in the form of comments, views and ‘faves’.

Despite only being uploaded on 20 October, Cool Power has been viewed over 136,000 times, with 325 comments and 2,345 faves.

The remarkable photo was taken at Sawley Cut, a diversionary waterway of the River Trent. The towers from the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station ‘loom over the peaceful water’ as if they are right next to it, when in fact they are located over two miles away.

Speaking about the announcement, Steve said: “With my image being chosen to be included in Flickr’s Top 25 photos of 2020, I feel quite humble especially considering over half a billion images are uploaded every year to Flickr. It’s wonderful recognition for my dedication to my art.”

Steve works as a receptionist and administrator at the Science and Enterprise Park. You can view more of his photography on his Flickr profile here.