Stunning picture wins Mayfield Lavender’s annual photographic competition

PUBLISHED: 17:37 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:37 28 November 2013

Mayfield Lavender (detail), by Chetan Deka

Mayfield Lavender (detail), by Chetan Deka


It might be nearly Christmas but that doesn’t stop us enjoying this striking summer scene that has scooped first place in a prestigious photographic competition.

The picture beat off more than 700 others to win Mayfield Lavender’s annual photographic contest.

Chetan Deka, 26, from London, took the image of the Banstead lavender farm during its best ever season, which saw thousands of visitors through its gates.

“Photography is my passion, it’s more than just a hobby,” says Chetan. “For me it’s a way to capture time and beauty for eternity.”

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