Vistas from around the district

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

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 1:32 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd August 2016, 2:34 pm
Wakefield city centre skyline by Grant Osborne

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

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.

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Lonesome poppy by Grant Osborne

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.”

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.

Nostell Priory Stables by Grant Osborne

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

Ornate gates at Haw Hill Park, Normanton by Grant Osborne.
Lonesome poppy by Grant Osborne
Nostell Priory Stables by Grant Osborne
Ornate gates at Haw Hill Park, Normanton by Grant Osborne.