Thursday, 22 January 2015

BWC Photo Comp, "JUNIOR" Winner!

So here we go, the first post of six announcing the winner and runner up of each of our categories for our BWC Photo Competition, 2014.

Before showing you the first winner, I would just like to say once again a huge thank you to Professional Wildlife Photographer, and friend of the Centre, David Lloyd for picking out the winners!

David is an incredible photographer, perhaps most well known for his "black and whites" and more arty style. A lot of African wildlife makes up his portfolio, but David also runs workshops here at the BWC during the late spring/early summer evenings. I will leave a link here to his website, Facebook page and workshop announcements... please do take a look and prepare to be inspired!

So here we go, the WINNER of the "JUNIOR" section of our competition...

"Eagle Owl" by Amy Stanwell

David says - "There were three or four really good pictures, but this one offered a portrait simplicity which has always appealed to me. It is the composition, low picture taking angle, and the green of the background compliments the orange of the owl so well."

Congratulations to Amy! Amy wins a membership to the BWC for a year so she can come and take more great photos, and of course her photo above will be in our coffee shop gallery for 2015!

And my runner up?..

"Long Eared Owl" by Mya Bambrick

This lovely photograph of Archimedes, our long eared owl. Similar to the winner, I appreciate, but this is one that stood out to me when looking through the juniors... soft shades and beautiful detail and clarity in the feathers around the eye. Well done Mya!

Mya's photo will appear in our coffee shop gallery for 2015 alongside the other 11 winner and runner ups.

So there we go, the ball is now rolling, and the next category will be announced in a couple of days with the others following and leading to the overall winner being announced in the first week of February.

Well done once again to Amy and Mya, and thanks to David Lloyd.

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