December 2017

Print of the Year Competition
 
As is our usual end of year activity, the December meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society celebrated Christmas with a meal and then competed for the Print of the Year, which was ably judged by Liz Kemp, a former Chair of the Peterborough Camera Club. The competition took place in the Stamford Arts Centre which hosted this year’s exhibition
 
1st Place Evening Shift - John Hillier

1st Place Evening Shift – John Hillier

The competition was won by John Hillier with his picture “Evening Shift” taken of workers and their steam trains. The image has great depth and excellent lighting 
 
The runners up were Gordon Brown, Sue West and David Harris
 
Runner Up  Gordon Brown Lancaster "Just Jane"

Runner Up Gordon Brown Lancaster “Just Jane”

Gordon captured a wartime enactment with the Lancaster Just Jane in Lincolnshire, again with very dramatic rear lighting
 
Runner Up Boy Bikers Sue West

Runner Up Boy Bikers Sue West

Sue captured the colourful and dynamic Boy Biker print.
Runner Up Wedding David Harris

Runner Up Wedding David Harris

David captured the scene just before the bride joins the wedding. He captures the interaction well between the bride and maid of honour.
 
The next meeting includes a photoshoot and the Competition topic is Open allowing members to choose any subject they wish and will take place at the Rutland County Museum in Oakham on the 25th January from 7.30pm where the Society has an exhibition of member images.
 
New members are always welcome. Please contact secretary Gordon Brown at secretary@stamford-photosoc.org.uk for more details or visit the website; stamford-photosoc.org.uk