Once again, the Wilmslow Guild Photographic Society (WGPS) annual competition drew hundreds of print & digital entries from keen members, with subjects as varied as portraits, landscapes, sport and natural history. They were assessed by a panel of 3 external judges.
The Society always holds a follow-up evening session with one of the judges returning to provide feedback on the entries and this is always proves a very rewarding and informative evening for members.
In the print category, the winners were (in the photo left to right) Michael Hilton, Les Stringer and John Dennis.
Michael won two categories: Portrait & People with his image titled “Time to Remember” taken at an RPS portrait day with an actor playing the part of a weary mill worker and shot in natural light from a window, and the Monochrome category with his image titled “Flying High” taken in London, the buildings themselves provided an excellent image, but capturing the bird turned it into a winning image.
Les entered many high scoring images but in the colour category his print “In the Early Morning Light” was the winner. It was taken at dawn at the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway in late February. John Dennis had the distinction of winning the top 4 places in the Natural History category – his winning image “Female Leopard” was taken while on safari in Kafue National Park, Zambia – the guide cut the engine on the boat and let it drift past the leopard.