THE work of some of the county’s best budding photographers is currently on display at Kielder Castle.

The best of some 600 pictures entered in the Discover our Land photography competition have formed an exhibition at the castle that is available to see throughout October.

Images entered in the competition, the winners of which were announced in April, ranged from historic Northumberland landmarks and unspoilt beaches to days out with the family.

Twenty five of the best are currently on display, including the winning photo taken by Coventry’s John Forrest; a moody winter scene of Bamburgh Castle.

Naturally, the Tyne Valley also features in the display, including John Haswell’s stunning shot of Hadrian’s Wall.

The winners were chosen by a panel of expert judges including professional photographer Neil Denham, Iain Robson from the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, and Duncan Wise from Northumberland National Park.

Neil said: “The standard of entries was phenomenal.

“It was great to see the wide range of photos from everyone including professional photographers and youngsters keen to develop their hobby.

“What really captured our imagination was the weather and the changing scenery within Northumberland, which was present in a lot of the entries.

“The best photos demonstrate the ever-changing mood and dramatic landscapes that make Northumberland such a much-visit destination.”

The competition was launched as part of Northumberland County Council’s Discover our Land campaign, which aims to promote Northumberland as a great place to live, work, visit and invest.