February 2017

February’s challenge for Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society members was ‘Movement’.   This competition topic resulted in a wide variety of images from trains, road traffic, tennis players, vintage cars, statues, fish and children.

The individual competition was won by Tom Carlill with an intriguing monochrome view from the front of a speeding Japanese commuter train.

The local train, Kobe, Japan by Tom Carhill

Individual First Place – The local train, Kobe, Japan by Tom Carhill

Gordon Brown came second with a photograph of night traffic on Chelsea Bridge in London.

London Buses by Gordon Brown

Individual Second Place – London Buses by Gordon Brown

Sue West third with an image of a Balinese bathing ritual and Wally Lodge fourth with a close up of a swimming Koi carp.

Individual Third Place - Bathing Ritual by Sue West

Individual Third Place – Bathing Ritual by Sue West

Individual Fourth Place - Koi by W Lodge

Individual Fourth Place – Koi by W Lodge

Four different members succeeded in the group competition:  David Townshend’s images painted with Christmas lights came first, followed by St.John Burkett’s shots of tennis players in action in the O2 Arena, Robin Pearson’s vintage cars in action and Veronica Watson’s water statues.

Painting with Christmas lights by David Townshend

Group First Place – Painting with Christmas lights by David Townshend

Andy Murray ATP World Tour Finals, O2 by St.John Burkett

Group Second Place – Andy Murray ATP World Tour Finals, O2 by St.John Burkett

Members then reviewed the Society competition rules and guidelines, to ensure that the competitions are fair but more importantly that they encourage members to take and enter photographs and thereby improve their skills, creativity – and enjoyment!