Observer Food Monthly photo competition open to all

teaonthetrainThe newly-launched Guardian Witness website is running a food photography contest. The assignment says:

This year the OFM Awards have a category for best food photography – which you could win. So if you’re into snapping street food or beautiful produce, home-cooked meals or fantastic creations in local restaurants – we’d like to see your images. The best will be published on the Guardian site and the winning picture will be printed in the magazine

So far there’s a wide mixture of pictures – everything from a plate of chips to a fruit market in Spain – like most food bloggers I’ve, not unsurprisingly, got heaps of food snaps which might fit the bill but in the end I decided to restrict myself and submitted my favourite picture from last week’s TeaonTheTrain event.

Gallery of pictures from Tea on the Train

The tea tableTea as the countryside whips byView of Victoria, London from the trainStaff quarters on the trainBandsman's epaulettesWorkmen get steaming
Steam Engine 35028Everything stops for teaTea cupRed carpet treatment for teaTeapots girlTea on the train sandwiches
Tea on the train menuTea on the train fancy

Tea on the train, a set on Flickr.

Thanks to Yorkshire Tea for a delightful afternoon chugging around the countryside on board the Orient Express.

Here’s the day on pictures – tea, cakes, champagne and more!