A 12-year-old boy passionate about photography has had one of his photographs selected for a railway forum as a photo of the week.

Brooklyn Brocks' photograph of the steam locomotive Braunton passing Kirkby Pool on Saturday's (June 8) Lakelander was the third time one of his photographs was selected for Trainboard's 'Railfan photo of week' thread.

The Trainboard discussion forum is one of the Internet's oldest railfan, railroad and model railroad-related websites - online continuously since March 2000.

The boy, from Dalton, started developing his interest in photography with his grandad Kevin Smith when he was eight years old on Railway photography trips.

"Initially, he started out with one of my oldest cameras but I trust him so much now he has got one of the better ones and he just learnt on the job," said his 68-year-old grandad.

"He seems to have a natural eye for getting the right picture at the right time."

Mr Smith, who is also a railway photographer, said Brooklyn was becoming 'very adept' using a Canon EOS 700d Camera.

Together they go to spots all over the north of England, from Shap to Hellifield and Greater Manchester to practice Brooklyn's photographic skills.

"We are always doing something at the weekend and of course, the more places he goes to the more his experience is broadened," he said.

"I also started at a very young age. My first picture was probably taken at the age of six and back in them days cameras were nearly as me."

Brooklyn is not just fascinated by railways, he is also interested in history.

"During lockdown, we went out and photographed Second World War defences still remaining in Barrow. We had a blitz of a period of months of getting nearly every Second World War fortification," said Mr Smith.

"He is absolutely fascinated by history. We have been chasing all over Cumbrian and North Yorkshire remnants of the Second World War."

Mr Smith said Brooklyn is like 'most 12-year-olds' who spend 'a lot of their time' on his smartphone but once he knows they are going out he puts his phone down and concentrates on what they are going to do.

To see Brooklyn's photo visit the website here.