Photographic Competition results for previous years
By the end of the year the Society had 104 entries submitted by 39 members for the 2012 Photographic Competition and, this year, the standard was exceptionally high. Once again, our judge, Derry Brabbs, had some hard decisions to make:
Derrys comments are below:
'Another year and yet another challenge for both photographers and judge alike ! Please join me in offering sincere thanks to Peter Linney, Andy Beck and Dik Stoddart for their hard work and tireless efforts to ensure that all the entries were safely gathered in, transferred to disc, printed and the results published on the Society's web site.
The quality of this year's entry easily surpassed its predecessors and whilst the initial edit was fairly straightforward, when I finally got to a 'long short list' , deciding which two of them should be the winner and runner up was an agonising decision. However, that choice has been made and my congratulations to the winners and my apologies to those who did not quite make it onto the podium this time. '
Winner 2012 - Jeff Coates Member 443
Derry’s comments about the winning entry:
'The perfect composition, colour, lighting and atmosphere of this photograph makes
it a worthy winner. There is no redundant space in the photograph, the collapsed
wall and standing stones in the bottom right hand corner are perfectly positioned
in the composition and the low angle of the sun creates vital shadows and textures across the entire scene.'
Runner Up - Martin Roberts Member 742
Derry’s comments about the second-place entry:
'The Western Highland region around Ballachulish is as much about water as it is
about Munros and mountains and this photographs perfectly encapsulates the pleasure of wandering by the water's edge on one of Scotland's calmer days! The
dark, curving shoreline and dramatic cloud structure reflected on a mirror-smooth
loch combine to make this a beautiful photograph.'
The Society would like to thank Frances Lincoln Publishers for generously donating prizes to the Winner and Runner-up this year. We also thank the members who submitted entries and special thanks to Derry for judging the competition.
Peter Linney -
Secretary of the Wainwright Society
Photography Workshops with Derry Brabbs
Any keen amateurs who have admired Derry Brabbs’ landscape photography, (either through his Wainwright books or illustrated presentations to the Society’s AGM), now have the chance to discover at first hand how those stunning images were taken and consequently improve their own creative techniques.
Derry has suspended (but not altogether abandoned) conventional, group workshops in favour of working exclusively with individuals (or couples). Despite restricting guest numbers, he has been unable to devote more time to each photographer, and although individuals will now have to pay slightly more than applicable to previous group rates, he believes the benefits derived from such intensive tuition and advice will be ample compensation.
For more details, visit Derry’s site - www.derrybrabbs.com/pages/workshops.html