PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION RESULTS
Well done to everyone that entered our first ever photography competition- we were delighted with both the sheer amount of entries and the quality of all photos submitted.
It was a very tough decision for our Judge, Andrew Penn who is the director of Penn Studio- A graphic design company based in Stourbridge. He felt the technical skill used by the entrants was really exceptional.
Here is a full list of results:
1st place: Sam Germaine-Scrivens with the exceptional photo taken at Forest Lane, Hanbury.
Andrew commented that the sharp lines and high contrast brings a dynamic feel to the image. The sole tree on the horizon basking in the rays of the sun evoke a sense of hope.
2nd place: Michael Hurst with his photo of the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb
Andrew felt that black and white really suited the feel of the image and helped to create tension. The eye is drawn to the dark contrast of the car and is gently led up the image via the road.
3rd place: Hazel Flannigan with her lovely equestrian photograph
Andrew said the depth of field created by the photographer really brings the focus point forward and gives a dream like feel. Great composition with dynamic lines and complementary colours bring the image together.
Well done to all 3 winners- we will be in contact to send your shopping vouchers to you shortly.
Due to the high number of quality entries we have also chosen some extra photos we would like to give a special mention:
Highly commended: Ruth Martin with her photograph of Tewkesbury Abbey (Taken without a tripod in dim light). The composition of this image is very dynamic and skilfully used to lead to the viewer to the focal point at the centre of the image.
Highly commended: Chloe Cheshire with her photograph taken in The Lickey Hills. The vibrant green and brown compliments the bright blues of the sky and bring balance to the image.
Highly commended: Dariusz Koltun with his photograph of Earlswood Lakes. The bright lines escort the eye around the image and the photographer has used a strong composition following the rule of thirds well.
Highly commended: Hollie Jackson with her photo taken at Baddesley Clinton. We admired the photographer’s commitment to getting the image and getting in amongst the wet and dirty leaves to capture the image. The distorted reflection in the stream helps balance the overall light and dark.
Well done to everybody that took part and why not checkout our facebook page for a full roundup of the competition: