Seen Better Days’ was the theme for the summer photography group competition and some amazing and artistic pictures were submitted to show how derelict, elderly or abandoned objects could attract.
Mike Turner from the Liverpool branch was the winner with his picture ‘I used to lift rocks, now I’m the weakest link’ . Cardiff scooped both runner up awards; Jill Evans with her atmospheric picture ‘Better Yesterday’ and Maureen Salmon’s ‘Guardian of the Old Croft Door’ The three winners each demonstrate a different interpretation of the theme. The judges liked the stark clarity of Muke Turner’s dramatic picture in contrast to Jill’s misty and atmospheric shore scene. Maureen’s Guardian of the Old Croft Door was judged to be an attractive, well composed picture; the hen standing on one leg in front of the door turned a good picture into an award wiinning one. Congratulations to the three main winners and to those Highly Commended : Ruth Tyrrell’s ‘I’m a bit rusty’, Linda Simpson’s ‘This roller ain’t moving’, Sheila Lodge’s ‘Beetrot’ Jill Evans’s ‘Flower power’ Maureen salmon’s ‘No longer trading’ and Mike Turner’s ‘One care ful owner’
Honorary Mention was awarded to Ruth Tyrrell’s ‘An old boat winch’ Sheila Lodge’s ‘Air con’ and ‘Restoration project’ and Sue Stephenson’s The old school house, knowledgeable weed
Below are the two runner- up photos
Jill Evans’s ‘Seen Better Days’ and Maureen Salmon’s ‘ Guardian of the Old Croft Door’