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Ester photographer wins British prize

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Douglas Yates of Ester has won The Blake Society of London's 2013 “Tithe Grant” Award. His photo "Counting Coastlines" was selected from 99 entries from around the world.

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The Blake Society is a registered charity that honors poet William Blake with lectures, awards and other projects. For this contest, photographers were invited "to submit a picture of how William Blake’s 'Tyger' appears in the world today." The reference is to the well-known poem beginning, "Tyger, Tyger, burning bright,/In the forests of the night..."  

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In a press release, Yates described himself as "a photographer and writer who watches water freeze in Alaska."

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