Another Successful Show
This year's show was our biggest and most popular ever - over 200 visitors attended this free exhibition over the weekend and were rewarded by a display of 97 print and 104 digital images. We were thankful we had recently taken delivery of new display panels as we only just managed to find space to mount all the prints we had received.
West Haddon Photo Club members displayed some of their images that had been shown at club meetings over the last 12 months. These were complemented by a display of prints from Spratton Photography Group, and contributions from three other local photography clubs, Shutterday, Aperture and Inspire. However, around 60% of entries were from members of the public; a list of those who submitted entries is available here.
And the Winner Is...
A new feature of this year's show was the introduction of voting slips to allow visitors to vote for their favourite print and digital image. This was only for fun - there were no prizes or trophies to be won.
This proved to be very popular - 170 people voted and the results and images are below.
In recognition of photographers who were unwilling or unable to print their images we had, as usual, a rolling display of images projected onto a screen. This was a perfect excuse to grab a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake, take a pew (one of the benefits of exhibiting in a church) and watch a diverse selection of images that had been submitted in a digital format. The slideshow is available on YouTube.
The photographs covered almost every subject that you could think of and were taken using a wide range of equipment, from expensive SLR cameras to simple mobile phone cameras. Great images were achieved all across this range, proving that it is the imagination of the photographer that matters, not the equipment.
Several visitors enjoyed the images so much, that they bought an image from the author, and feedback from visitors was that everyone had enjoyed their visit to our Show.
Planning will now start to make the Show even better next year.
Visitor's Favourite Print Image
Three images tied as joint favourite: All Tucked Up by F. Gunn-Stokes; Chateau de la Mothe-Chandeniers France by J. Pilkington and Rambo by Sue O'Reilly, and are shown below in that order.
(Please note these are camera phone pictures of the prints and will not do them full justice).
Visitor's Favourite Digital Image
The outright favourite was Quiet Solitude by Neil Phillips. Runners up were: Blue Tit by John O'Reilly and John Hewitt by Christine Phillips. They are shown below in that order.
Congratulations to all the photographers whose work was voted for. And thank you to all the visitors who voted for them.
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