December Meeting Report 2019

The December meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society was held on Thursday 19th December 2019 with the competition topic being the Print of the Year with a single print. The competition was judged by Jon Adams, a partner in Foto Buzz and local company Blue Ice Media.

1st Place – Veronica Watson with ‘Misty Harbour Morning’.
 
This photograph was taken in the early morning in the little harbour of Essaouira, Morocco. It portrays an extremely misty scene, which lends a lovely atmosphere to the image. Interlocking lines of boats and posts lead the viewer’s eye through to the masts in the background, apparently rising out of the mist.
 
2nd  Place – Julie Coles with ‘Time for Dinner’.
 
This lovely image, showing great contrast, is of a heron taken at night. It has been perfectly exposed, with excellent detail and makes a captivating photograph with shimmering reflections in the water.
3rd Place – Andy Hunting with ‘Light Work’.
 
His image has caught a wonderful moment, showing a beautiful composition of a collection of very detailed, coloured lanterns, taken in the town of Hoi An, Vietnam…..beneath which is a figure, apparently completely unaware of her surroundings and focused on her mobile phone.
 
4th Place – Sue West with ‘Elaborate Make-up…..’.
 
This is a fascinating image taken in Kerala, India, of a young man whose face has been exotically and very colourfully made up. The photograph exhibits excellent framing, depth of field and good eye contact.