Our last competition of the year was as usual for the Picture of the Year, this year judged by Vic Hainsworth, to whom we were extremely grateful for standing in at the last moment when original judge was unable to attend.
As one might expect there were some terrific images on display, both in the print and digital image sections.
The winners were as follows:-
1st: The dark side – Dave Edwards: 2nd: Northern Lights – Mary Maskell
3rd: From my room with a view – Mike Bareham
H/Commended: Coming round the bend – John Wrigley Dawn light – Richard Cunningham
Tunnel vision – Gary Howie December Sunset – Bob Adams
Mono prints: 1st: Giants of the Gunfleet – John Fryer-Kelsey 2nd: Walking the dog – Alec Corton
3rd: Wet and wild – Brian Stronge
H/Commended: The Silver Thread – Mike Bareham Masked Dancer – Brian Stronge
Early sun breaking through – John Merison
Digital Images: 1st: Ripping it up – Richard Cunningham 2nd: Contemplation – Gill Thomas
3rd: Painted Lady butterfly – John Merison
H/Commended: Whooper Crane – Mary Maskell Blackthorn blossom with sparrow – John Fryer-Kelsey
Overall Image of the year: Giants of the Gunfleet – John Fryer-Kelsey
Second overall: The dark side – Dave Edwards.
Third overall: Ripping it up – Richard Cunningham