At the July meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Monthly Individual and Group Image Competition with a focus on the Power of Nature.
The topic allowed members a wide range of interpretation from the wonders of erosion and the contrast in the rocks through to people and wildlife.
Individual First Place – Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown won the Individual competition with an underwater image of a White Tip Reef Shark and its companions taken in the Maldives. The lighting, the Remoras and Golden Travally added to the composition.
Individual Second Place – Veronica Watson
In a close scoring competition, Veronica Watson was 2nd with her monkey image
Individual Joint Third Place – Dave Baxter
David Baxter and Tom Carlill came joint 3rd. David’s image the erosion of the sandstones in the southwest of the USA.
Individual Joint Third Place – Tom Carlill
Tom’s image of a Red Kite taking off from a tree top.
In the group competition, Tom took first place with David Baxter 2nd, Walter Lodge 3rd and Veronica Watson 4th.
Tom’s images were a range of animals included butterflies and red kites. Davids photos cover the erosion of the sandstones in the southwest of the USA.
Group Third Place – Walter Lodge
Walter’s group covered different animals from humans to a very attractive image of a bee and Veronica’s images covered plants, erosion and animals in Asia.