A STUNNING image taken at a Swindon business park was among the prize winners in a photography competition showcasing Wiltshire's finest scenery.

Chris Donahue's photo – entitled Reflection on the Past – was taken at Windmill Hill Business Park and was one of two runners-up in VisitWiltshire's annual contest for amateur photographers in the county, backed by the Adver's parent company Newsquest.

This year's winner is Pete Cornell, whose amazing shot of Bratton, near Westbury, earned him a £200 gift voucher from sponsors Castle Cameras of Salisbury.

Peter, from Staverton, near Trowbridge, has lived in Wiltshire for more than 40 years.

He said: “Wiltshire has so much to offer that I think I have countless amazing opportunities that everyone else is missing!

"Hence, every weekend I’ll be out there with my camera on the tripod, usually either before dawn or close to sunset to get the best light. With regards the winning picture, it was just before 7am in February, just before the sun came over the horizon – often called the 'blue hour'; it was a fantastic scene with some mist in the valley and the red sky gradually appearing – and so peaceful!”

Agnieszkia Kucinska, with an image of Barbury Castle, was Chris' fellow runner-up. The pair won a £50 Castle Cameras voucher apiece.

Entrants were asked to consider a timeless theme and incorporate wonders such as Stonehenge, market towns and rolling hills.

VisitWiltshire marketing manager Fiona Errington said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered the competition – there was a fantastic variety of images submitted, from atmospheric landscapes and picturesque towns and villages to iconic attractions and beautiful flora and fauna.”