Competition results for previous years
The 2008 Photographic Competition
attracted 78 entries, 3
of which were for the ‘film’ section and 75 for the
Derry Brabbs, who once
again agreed to adjudicate and select winners wrote:Gosh,
what a nightmare this year's competition has been to
judge; the standard
of work has been the highest thus far and I offer my
congratulations and thanks
to everyone who submitted entries.
John Burland: Swirl
How. Winner of the Film Section
Unfortunately, the proverbial writing seems to be on
the wall for film users and,
as there were but 3 prints this year, we will revert
to a combined competition
next time. Despite that small number, there still has
to be a winner and I selected the wonderfully crisp
image of Swirl How's summit cairn. It truly evokes the
of the fells in winter and that particular cairn has
always been one of my favourites.
Windermere from High Street. Winner of the Digital
There were numerous outstanding images in the digital
section and I have never been confronted with such a
long 'short list'. However, after much agonising I
have selected the stunning monochrome picture of
Windermere from High Street.
It simply oozes atmosphere, is beautifully composed
and reminiscent of the black and white images shot by
such masters of the genre as Bill Brandt and Don
McCullin; two photographers whose work inspired me
when I was studying at college - far too many decades
Thank you again to everyone for such a
brilliant portfolio of landscapes."
Thanks once more to Derry for
undertaking the selection and to Eric Robson for
donating the prizes to John & Judy.
Workshops with Derry Brabbs
Any keen amateurs who have admired Derry Brabbs’
landscape photography, (either through his Wainwright
books or illustrated presentations to the Society’s
AGM), now have the chance to discover at first hand
how those stunning images were taken and consequently
improve their own creative techniques.
Derry has suspended (but not altogether abandoned)
conventional, group workshops in favour of working
exclusively with individuals (or couples). Despite
restricting guest numbers, he has been unable to
devote more time to each photographer, and although
individuals will now have to pay slightly more than
applicable to previous group rates, he believes the
benefits derived from such intensive tuition and
advice will be ample compensation.
For more details, visit Derry’s site - www.derrybrabbs.com/pages/workshops.html