December 2016

The December meeting of the Stamford Photographic Society combined seasonal celebrations with the competition for Print of the Year.

The competition was judged by Malcom English ARPS, Chairman of the North Norfolk Photographic Society, who provided positive and encouraging comments on all the images.  Entries covered the full range of subjects including landscapes, portraits, travel, wildlife and still life.

Making argan oil with attitude by Sue West

First Place – Making argan oil with attitude by Sue West

The Cup was won by Sue West with a striking image of argan oil workers in Morocco – a worthy winner.

Bringing home supper by Tom Carlill

Second Place – Bringing home supper by Tom Carlill

In second place was Tom Carlill’s superbly framed head-on shot of a flying puffin

Totland – peering across the Solent by John Hiller

Third Place – Totland – peering across the Solent by John Hiller

Third place was John Hillierwith twilight images of Cowes pier.

South Bank by Dave Baxter

Fourth Place – South Bank by Dave Baxter

And fourth place was a night time image of City Hall, London by Dave Baxter.

In the Society’s annual ‘awards ceremony’ cups were awarded by Malcolm English to winning members.  As well as Sue West receiving the Print of the Year Cup, Gordon Brown took the Best Landscape Cup and Wally Lodge received the Cup for Best Portrait.  Cups were also awarded to David Townshend for winning both the single and group competitions, and the Chairman’s Cup was given to David Harris for his continued excellent work as Society Treasurer.