(TELEGRAPH) — The winner of a prestigious photography competition has been stripped of his title after the judges ruled that he had changed his picture too much using computer software.

David Byrne was disqualified from the Landscape Photographer of the Year award for employing excessive digital manipulation in his winning entry, a striking black-and-white image of beached wooden fishing boats with Lindisfarne Castle in the distance.

He has been removed of his title as overall winner of the competition, which comes with a £10,000 prize.

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