January 2017

For its first meeting of 2017, the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society welcomed Peter Yeo, experienced photographer, competition judge, Royal Photographic Society distinctions assessor and a representative of Fotospeed printing papers.

Peter Yeo  gave a presentation on how to enhance images through choice of printing paper, effectively demonstrated with his own images.  Particularly impressive were his prints of Scottish landscapes on A2 paper.

The January competition, judged by Peter Yeo, was for the Best Landscape Cup. Members submitted a total of 44 entries ranging from local scenes to aerial views, and landscapes in South Africa, Australia and Iceland.

Peter Yeo explained his score for every image, provided expert commentary on the best shots and offered constructive advice on how others might be improved.  He selected two images in first place, both by David Townshend – a dramatic monochrome coastal landscape and a glorious sunset.

First Place - Whisky Bay, Australia by David Townshend

First Equal Place – Whisky Bay, Australia by David Townshend

Victorian sunset by David Townshend

First Equal Place – Victorian sunset by David Townshend

Second place was shared between three images, two atmospheric shots of Iceland’s snow and ice by John Hillier.

Jokulsarlon, Iceland by John Hillier

Second Place – Jokulsarlon, Iceland by John Hillier

Another striking Australian coastal landscape, the Bay of Fires, by David Townshend.

Second Place - Bay of Fires by David Townshend

Second Place – Bay of Fires by David Townshend

In joint third place was another image by John Hillier, plus shots by Gordon Brown, Dave Baxter and Sue West.

Joint Third Place - Gordon Brown - Great Tower Rutland Water

Joint Third Place – Gordon Brown – Great Tower Rutland Water

Joint Third Place - The Way to Wistman's Wood

Joint Third Place – The Way to Wistman’s Wood by Sue West