The December meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society was held on Thursday 19th December 2019 with the competition topic being the Print of the Year with a single print. The competition was judged by Jon Adams, a partner in Foto Buzz and local company Blue Ice Media.
1st Place – Veronica Watson with ‘Misty Harbour Morning’.
This photograph was taken in the early morning in the little harbour of Essaouira, Morocco. It portrays an extremely misty scene, which lends a lovely atmosphere to the image. Interlocking lines of boats and posts lead the viewer’s eye through to the masts in the background, apparently rising out of the mist.
2nd Place – Julie Coles with ‘Time for Dinner’.
This lovely image, showing great contrast, is of a heron taken at night. It has been perfectly exposed, with excellent detail and makes a captivating photograph with shimmering reflections in the water.
3rd Place – Andy Hunting with ‘Light Work’.
His image has caught a wonderful moment, showing a beautiful composition of a collection of very detailed, coloured lanterns, taken in the town of Hoi An, Vietnam…..beneath which is a figure, apparently completely unaware of her surroundings and focused on her mobile phone.
4th Place – Sue West with ‘Elaborate Make-up…..’.
This is a fascinating image taken in Kerala, India, of a young man whose face has been exotically and very colourfully made up. The photograph exhibits excellent framing, depth of field and good eye contact.