Last Wednesday evening (16 May 2018) members contested the Landscape Trophy. This is a biennial competition, sponsored by Barbara Fleming, to encourage more landscape work. It alternates with our other biennial competition, the Howard Morris Memorial Trophy for monochrome prints.
The Landscape Trophy is open to all club members (with no sections) who may submit up to two entries as either prints or digital images which have not previously been entered in any club “league” competition. The subject matter is of course “landscape”. To this, the club programme adds “A picture representing an area of countryside. Could be mountains, trees, valleys, lakes, as long as it depicts a landscape as opposed to a detail shot. For the purposes of our competition seascapes are included but must include an area of land within the picture, for example, cliffs, foreground, etc. Monochrome or Colour.”
This year the competition was again judged by Colin Mill of New City Photographic Society (Milton Keynes). Colin is a familiar figure at LBPC, having judged for us on a number of occasions, and an expert landscape photographer. He was required to select first, second and third place entries for both prints and digital Images, and the overall winner from the first placed print and digital image.
Subsequently, after looking again at the top print and the top digital image, Colin determined that the overall winner of the Landscape Trophy was:
“Saddle Tor” by Paul Needham