sussex in pictures

We love a good photo of one of Sussex’s beauty spots (who doesn’t?), from a warm West Pier sunset to the snow-topped South Downs, the Brighton hashtag on Instagram will have you swooning most days. If you’re looking for a Monday morning perk-me-up, then keep scrolling, because we’ve got a first look at some of the incredible photographers included in this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 12.

In the twelfth edition of the stunning coffee-table book, you can expect to see some breathtaking full-colour prints of the winning and commended entries from the 2018 Take A View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. The book (and competition) showcase the country’s most beautiful and dramatic scenery through the nation’s best amateur and professional photographers, 11 of which were shortlisted for capturing Sussex so beautifully. Here are some of our favourites!

Belle Tout Lighthouse in a lightning Storm, Beachy Head, Eastbourne, East Sussex, by Peter Brooks (featured image above)

Lighthouse and the Sea Serpent, Newhaven harbour during Storm Brian, East Sussex, by Edward Hyde

A Beautiful Morning, Houghton, West Sussex, by Marie Davey

Field of Red, Houghton, West Sussex, by Marie Davey

Storm clouds over Birling Gap, East Sussex, by Edd Allen

Confluence, by Jenifer Bunnett

Collide, Birling Gap, East Sussex, England, by Edd Allen

Low cloud drifts across Beachy Head, East Sussex, Chris Gorman

Hard not to say wow at that little lot, don’t you think? If you fancy finding out the full story behind each of the pictures, you’ll have to get yourself a copy of the book (published today, Monday 15th October), as every image is accompanied by a first-hand account of just that. Get it on your Christmas list!

The book is available from 15th October, priced £25, available here. An exhibition of shortlisted and winning entries will premiere at London Waterloo station on the 20th November, showing until 4th February 2019 before touring the country. We’ll keep you updated on when it heads south!