July 2016

The competition subject for the July meeting of the Stamford Photographic Society was ‘Villages’.  Subjects included local villages such as Uppingham, Barrowden, Lyddington and Ketton, two model villages, aerial shots and Bainton Fun Day.

Empingham by Peter Bower

Empingham by Peter Bower

Peter Bower won both the individual and group competitions with imaginative and intriguing montages of four local villages.

Winfrith Village Stores by David Townshend

Winfrith Village Stores by David Townshend

Other individual successes were David Townshend’s image of the Winfrith Village Stores bicycle in second place

Barrowden Pond by John Hillier

Barrowden Pond by John Hillier

John Hillier’s shots of of his village, Barrowden, captured third place in the individual and fourth in the group competitions..

Yorkshire Dales by Veronica Watson

Yorkshire Dales by Veronica Watson

Veronica Watson came fourth (individual) and second (group) with photos capturing villages amongst the green fields and stone walls of the Yorkshire Dales.

Greek Village Square by Sue West_

Greek Village Square by Sue West

In complete contrast, Sue West’s third place group of images depicted the bright sunshine of the Greek islands.

Earlier in the evening members went on a photoshoot in Wothorpe, capturing shots of the ruined towers and the adjacent countryside.