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They are images of yorkshire that vanished in the blink of an eye - but they have earned the two photographers for the yorkshire post who captured them commendations at an industry event regarded as the oscars of press photography.

Simon Hulme, whose portfolio included a striking image of the former Olympic diver Jane Cooke at Pond's Forge in Sheffield-was commended in both the Bloomberg Business Photography and Genesis Regional Photographer categories of the UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards, presented at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters in London.

He won the regional award last year and in 2005 and has been shortlisted six times.

His colleague, Bruce Rollinson, was Highly Commended in the regional section.

His portfolio included a stunning picture of St Mary's, a redundant Anglican chapel standing by itself in fields west of Saxton, near the site of the 1461 Battle of Towton during the Wars of the Roses.

Rollinson also submitted a moment frozen in time of last June's Ilkley Cycle Races, during a downpour on Riddings Road.

Ian Day, Deputy Editor of The Yorkshire Post and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, said: "Bruce and Simon have outstanding skill, talent and an exceptional eye for detail, and these commendations are richly deserved for their dedication in producing excellent images every day."

Matt Phelvin, of Rex Shutter-stock, who was on the judging panel, said: "In the age of camera phones and citizen journalism, the market is saturated with imagery, but this competition shows how the pros are on another level. You need a great eye for a picture and the technical ability to capture the moment under difficult circumstances."


IN THE FRAME: Top, St Mary's Chapel in fields west of Saxton, North Yorkshire; centre left, Steve Lampier takes a lead racing up Riddings Road in Ilkley during a downpour (pictures: Bruce Rollinson); centre right, lead brewer Adam Lyle in the brewhouse; above, former Olympic diver Jane Cooke, (pictures: Simon Hulme).

From memorable sporting moments to images which put a human face on the biggest news stories of the day - an eclectic range of pictures has secured the yorkshire post a hat-trick of nominations in the UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards.

Simon Hulme, whose portfolio included a striking image of former Olympic diver Jane Cooke and a picture of police threatening to arrest tea lady Jackie Brookes during an anti-fracking demonstration at Kirby Misperton, has been nominated for both Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year and Genesis Regional Press Photographer of the Year.

Bruce Rollinson has also been nominated in the latter category, thanks to a submission which featured Flying Scotsman crossing the Dent Head Viaduct to mark the re-opening of the Settle-Carlisle Railway.

The Yorkshire Post's picture editor, Gerard Binks, said: "I am very proud that our photographers Simon Hulme and Bruce Rollinson have been shortlisted for the 2017 Picture Editors' Guild Awards.

"It is the Oscars of the Press photography awards and highly regarded throughout the industry. Simon and Bruce have shown technical expertise, and an exceptional eye for detail when capturing their images.

"Simon won the regional award last year and in 2005 and has been shortlisted six times. It's Bruce's first time on the shortlist for Regional Photographer of the Year and we wish them both the best of luck."

The winners will be announced at the Honourable Artillery Company Headquarters in London on March 12.


PORTFOLIO: Diver Jane Cooke, main image, and left, Jackie Brookes facing arrest at the Kirby Misperton protest, both by Simon Hulme. Gareth Ellis and Danny McGuire at full time in the Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC Super League Semi Final, right, and above, Flying Scotsman crossing Dent Head Viaduct, both by Bruce Rollinson.

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