Many of the entries have already been winners in previous competitions this year so although they were all new to Ann, it was refreshing for the regulars to see some new photos too. As the rules permitted three images per member, many took advantage of the opportunity to enter a new picture as one of their entries.
Ann Smith is an ARPS and a frequents too many camera clubs to list here. She is much in demand as a highly respected judge and so her kind remarks about the quality of our work were particularly well received. She was especially complementary of our natural history pictures, many of which can be seen in our members galleries and indeed it was a dramatic African wildlife shot by Jason Wharam that took the trophy with a tableau of British riverside wildlife by Wendy Goodbody (reminiscent of a scene from the Wind in the Willows) as runner up.
Both pictures will be found on the winner's page.
There is no club meeting next week, the awards dinner is the following Saturday (20th) and the final meeting of the season which is the AGM will be on the Wednesday (24th)