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Tidal Thames sunset gets PLA thumbs-up for Thames Lens 2018

The winners of river-inspired photography competition Thames Lens 2018 have been announced - and include a remarkable tidal Thames sunset scene (pictured left).

Now in its 14th year, the themed annual event (supported by the PLA) sees non-professional snappers and Instagrammers capture images from the riverbank. This year’s entries include sunbathing seals, misty bridges and a leisurely cruise, among other things.

But the winner of Thames Lens 2018’s “PLA Highly Commended” is Greenwich Dusk by David Nicholls.

Alistair Gale, PLA director of corporate affairs said: “The quality of entries to the Thames Lens competition never ceases to amaze. This year was no exception and with over 250 entries, judging wasn’t a simple task. The winner of our prize though stood out. It shows people drawn to the river banks, perfectly capturing the essence of the Thames Vision and this year’s theme, River of Life.”

Adrian Evans, Thames Festival Trust director, said: “This year’s Thames Lens entries responded sensitively to the River of Life theme, and showcased some wonderful talent, with great winners in all categories. It was delightful to see so many entries in our new Under-18s category.”

The overall #ThamesLens 2018 winner, as chosen by PLA judges, alongside competition organisers Thames Festival Trust and photographer Henry Reichold, is Thames Seal and Thames Clipper by Bill Green. Take a look at this year’s stunning winners HERE.