Driving a 44 tonne truck for Morrisons takes club member Peter Wilson all over the north of England. In his time off he gets to visit some photogenic venues such as the Cross Hall in Bamburgh Castle, shown here. The image won Peter first prize in the club’s architecture and record competition last Friday, gaining him the F Smith Trophy. Visiting Judge Duncan Webb particularly praised the balanced lighting and symmetrical composition.
Second place went to Richard Spurdens’ monochrome treatment of Glasgow’s Riverside Museum of Transport, and third place went to an image of a modern sculpture captured by Tim Sawyer from Bramhope.
In the nature category Nick Hodgson claimed first place with a charming study of a little owl, the result of four hours patiently sitting in a hide. Larry James took second place with a Double Shield Praying Mantis whilst Sharon Sawyer presented a pin sharp Chaffinch to gain third place.
Peter Wilson scored another first place in the travel category, winning a £50 voucher, generously provided by local travel experts TravelWise, for a moody shot of a lone tree emerging from a limestone pavement. David James took second place with a monochrome shot of crosses at Twr Mawr on Anglesey. Finally third place went to Julia Kay with a scene of visitors waiting to enter the Taj Mahal.
Images that won awards in the competitions can be seen here: