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Bermudian’s photograph is featured on BBC website

Phoebe Dill's entry this month to the BBC on "the theme of summer", highlighting the beauty of Cumbria after a downpour (Photograph supplied)

A Bermudian photographer’s snapshot that caught a friend in mid-leap on the English coastline has been picked up by the BBC for a series of photographs from around the world on “the theme of summer”.

The picture by Phoebe Dill, who works with the Rose Castle Foundation peace-building charity in Northern England, joined a sequence of 19 shots highlighted this month on the news site.

Her photograph from Allonby Bay, where the Solway Estuary offers a vantage on to Scotland, came during a barbecue with friends.

“The tide coming in and out is huge, and as it goes out it leaves lots of shallow and still bodies of water scattered across the beach,” Ms Dill said. “My housemate is in the photo, a local Cumbrian who used to do figure skating.

“Seeing the reflection, I asked her to jump as gracefully as she could — the photo resulted.”

Her picture was carried on the site with Ms Dill’s comment: “Cumbrian summers can be filled with a lot of rain and grey skies, which hold their own beauty, but when the sun comes out it is glorious.”

Ms Dill said her mother had suggested submitting the picture to the BBC.

She said she enjoyed looking through the special section but had never sent anything in before.

Ms Dill said the Cumbrian terrain offered “a very different landscape and natural beauty to Bermuda, which I do often miss”.

She added that she was on a Scottish road trip with no phone data when her picture got picked up by the BBC, so it took some time before she found out.

“I just thought, how fun and slightly random — as I had forgotten I submitted it,” she said.

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Published September 27, 2022 at 7:36 am (Updated September 27, 2022 at 7:36 am)

Bermudian’s photograph is featured on BBC website

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