Vistas from around the district

Wakefield city centre skyline by Grant Osborne
Wakefield city centre skyline by Grant Osborne

A photographer who learnt his trade online has captured these majestic shots of the district.

Grant Osborne, 41, chronicled the city skyline, the facade of Nostell Priory, Haw Hill Park in Normanton and a lonesome poppy.

Lonesome poppy by  Grant Osborne

Lonesome poppy by Grant Osborne

Mr Osborne, 41, of Altofts, said: “I started my love for photography 26 years ago while taking GCSE Art at School.”

But last year he gained a Certified Advanced Diploma in Photography, and more recently diploma’s in Photoshop, Lightroom and The Art of Wedding Photography via an online worldwide educator.

He said: “I don’t have a specific type of photography but enjoy taking landscapes, nature, sport and action.

“I am a member of a UK Photographic Society and submit photos for their quarterly competitions and for their yearly exhibition to be held in London later this year. Being part of this society allows me access to support from fellow photographers and various industry professionals.”

Nostell Priory Stables by Grant Osborne

Nostell Priory Stables by Grant Osborne

He has also written articles for the society’s quarterly magazine.

His favourite photo to date is of a UK Strongman pressing a 100kg dumbbell over his head. The image went on to be used in the strongman’s commercial campaigns.

Mr Osborne added: “To me photography is a passion and an extremely valuable piece of information, which shows and records realistic life events.”

To see more of Mr Osborne’s work visit grantosbornephotography.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/grantosbornephotography.

Ornate gates at Haw Hill Park, Normanton by  Grant Osborne.

Ornate gates at Haw Hill Park, Normanton by Grant Osborne.