The Viewfinders Panel Trophy for the print section last night was a great evening, and was enjoyed by all who attended – winners and those not quite so successful alike. There were 21 panels entered and they were all of a very high standard. The judge for the night, Tony Oliver from Salisbury Camera Club, did an excellent job assessing each of the three images within the panels, and also commenting on how it linked together overall. He offered some very helpful suggestions and gave a lot of praise to the high-quality images presented to him.
The awards were well spread across those who had submitted, with the trophy being awarded to Andrew Greenwood for his well-deserved and very powerful monochrome panel – Rough Sleeping. The quality of the photography was outstanding and the panel and presentation reflected the emotion of the subject depicted.
The silver award went to Stephen Cooper for a very imaginative panel ‘No Waiting Fish’ showing quirky views of traffic cones submerged in water, and the bronze went to Roy Lambeth for his beautiful and subtle panel ‘Colours of Luskentyre’ made up of three images of the stunning Hebridean beach.
The judge also singled out two panels to be awarded Seals of Merit: one went to Margaret Cooper for her panel ‘The Search for Water’ and the other to Keith Bamber for ‘A Kingfisher at Lunchtime’.
Well done to everyone who entered panels and made it such a great evening of high-quality photography, and congratulations to those worthy winners mentioned above.
The second of the Viewfinders Panel Trophies, this time for PDIs, takes place on 23rd February 2016, so hopefully after last night you will all be inspired with lots of great ideas for panels, and there’s still plenty of time to get out there to capture those three strong images.