Competition results for previous years
Members rose to the challenge in this year's
competition as never before with a 72% increase on
last year which, itself, was over 50% up on the first
All pictures were taken during 2005 and the entries
captured on film were segregated from those taken
using a digital camera.
Derry Brabbs has seen all 92 entries in this year's
competition and has made his selection they are:
FILM winner is Jeff Coates
Beda Fell Knott from Ullswater
Derry's comment is:
I like the
symmetry of the reflected image
and the soft, muted colours perfectly encapsulate
the atmosphere of that rarest of events, a tranquil
day in the Lake District.
for his entry entitled 'Beda Fell Knott from
DIGITAL winner is John Pulford
Wetherlam and Stickle Tarn from Sergeant Man
Derry's comment is:
Use of the vertical
framing is most effective and I love the alternating
layers of swirling mist and silhouetted fells. Just
like London buses, you wait ages for a mist laden
valley and then three come along all at once!
for his entry entitled
'Wetherlam and Stickle Tarn from Sergeant Man'.
general comment on all entries:
The enthusiasm of
the Society's members is reflected in a large entry
for the 2005 competition and presented me with a
difficult, but enjoyable challenge. The winners
of each section both captured the true atmosphere of
the lakes and fells and the common denominator was a
well exposed, tightly composed image.
Many other entries were almost equally pleasing to
the eye, but there were also
others that could have easily been improved upon
with just a little extra thought in terms of either
lighting or composition.
Always take an extra moment to scrutinise the
viewfinder for what might turn out to be irritating
intrusions such as stray twigs, branches or scrappy
bits of fencing that could spoil an otherwise
A very big thank you to Derry for completing this
important task and to all 39 members who
participated. Keep it up, there will be another
one for 2006, so
get out there and capture those stunning images.
The two prize-winners will receive their signed copies
of 'IN THE FOOTPRINTS OF WAINWRIGHT' from the author
at the AGM in Kendal on the 25th March, at which
it is hoped to show a sequence with all 92 entries.