City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh-Based Medical Student Wins National Photographic Commission Worth £3,000

By Editor - Posted on 13 November 2008



An Edinburgh-based medical student training to become a military
doctor has scooped a professional commission from Insight Guides worth £3,000
in its annual travel photography competition.  Now in his last year, David
Hall, the 25-year old photography lover doesn't see any problem arranging
a couple of weeks in civvies to take up his first prize to contribute to Insight
Guides' photo-rich guide books.  Of the win, David said,
"I've been into photography since travelling around India
on my gap year and this award will allow me to spend time doing something I
really enjoy, while also giving me the opportunity of seeing my work

The competition invited both professional and amateur photographers to
submit three images that capture the essence of a destination, using
‘water' as the theme, with the entries judged by an expert panel
made up of the picture editors of both the Independent on Sunday and Insight
Guides, and a former Trustee of the Royal Photographic Society.

Kevin Jones of Insight Guides said, "The standard of entries this
year was the highest it has ever been and it was great to see three such strong
and varied images from David Hall."  The winning pictures (shown here)
were as follows: a red truck in the Salar de
Uyuni, a high-altitude salt-desert in south-western Bolivia;
women in the paddy field taken in Si Phan Don, Laos;
and boy on the beach in Cox's Bazaar,
Bangladesh - a
town and fishing port known for having the longest natural sandy sea beach.

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