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KEEN young photographer Robbie Barratt is seldom without his camera. So when he spotted this eye-catching line-up of anglers hoping for a bite, he thought he’d found the perfect shot.

He was on his way back from taking photographs at a football match when he noticed the group of men fishing in the waters of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

“There was just something about the way they were sitting and the reflection in the water that I thought would make a good photograph,” said 17-year-old Robbie, of Bramston Street, Brighouse.

A former pupil at Brooksbank School, Elland, Robbie is now studying photography at Bradford College and enjoys experimenting with different techniques.

“I use colour most of the time but I thought this image would look particularly atmospheric in black and white. It was a beautiful day, in fact, but I think I’ve made it look more moody,” he said.

Robbie is hoping to have a career in photography. He is out with his camera most weekends on the touchline at local amateur football matches but is also building up his portfolio of landscapes and portraits.

If, like Robbie, you are a keen amateur photographer and believe you have captured a particularly striking image, why not submit it to the Echo? We want to encourage people to get out and about with their cameras and see what they can achieve. Please email your favourite picture as a high res jpeg - with a few words explaining what it shows and why you took it- to: michaela.maunders@brighouse echo.co.uk

Please remember to add your name and phone number.