2014 Photograph Competition
Once again Hugh Palmer has been kind enough to judge the entries in the competition. Hugh writes:
Judging was tough this year with a bumper crop of great entries. Would I be right in putting the numbers surge down to our demographic getting to grips with the photographic potential of the smartphone? Although I spent decades before the mast earning my living as an old school analogue photographer, I am delighted at the democratisation in image-making, brought about by these clever pocketable machines. And your average grandchild will be only too happy to explain how they work...
- First prize
First prize is for Freddie Quartley's Two's Company: technically accomplished but also a charming and original response to the theme, well done.
- Second prize
Second prize to Carol Jarvis for a lovely composition and balance in a technically excellent shot (Tutu Marvellous). This could go on a wall, IMHO.
- Third prize
Third prize goes to Suke Wolton for Poppy: there were a good lot of colourful entries relying on a close-up - this one caught my eye because of the well-chosen, out-of-the-ordinary viewpoint and composition, as well as the luscious colour and good use of differential focus.
- The people's prize
As voted for by the attendees at the Harvest Supper, the people's prize went to Stuart Skyte for
Red white and yellow.
- Special mention
- to Democritus Senior for his airborne courgette, nice try, fun image, but we can't accept anonymous entries!
The rest of the entries are here: