East Preston & Kingston Horticultural Society Photography Competition – Judge Pat Langford
This weekend was the East Preston & Kingston Horticultural Show. Our own Celia Buckley is the Chair of the EP&K Horticultural Society and kindly opened up the event to all members of Worthing Camera Club. As well as various crafts, flowers and vegetable competitions, there was a Photography competition consisting of 5 categories: Colour image of an Animal/Animals; Colour image of a Flower/Flowers; Colour image of a Landscape/Seascape; Colour Image of EP&K; and a Black and White image.
The process and rules the same as any other category in a Horticultural show. There was a card laid out for each entrant in the place where their submission was to be exhibited. The entrant placed their exhibit and turned the card over for anonymity. There were quite a few entrants in each category. As well as the judge being our own Pat Langford, some of the entrants were from Members of Worthing Camera Club. Of the five categories Worthing Camera Club members won four. The fifth category, B&W image, was won by an independent resident of East Preston and Kingston, who also won the prize for the best overall image.
The winning images from Worthing Camera Club members were:
Best Animal / Animals – Marion Sweeney
Judges comments: “Lovely shot which certainly tells a great story. I might have cropped on the right hand side to balance more. But super to look at.”
Best Flower / Flowers – Kevin Hobbs
Judges comments: “Lovely crisp shot that captures the natural progress of nature with new spring life against the dead leaves that will rot down into compost.”
Best Landscape / Seascape – Marion Sweeney
Judges Comments: “Gorgeous shot! Perfectly balanced elements. Very nice indeed.”
Best image of East Preston & Kingston – Celia Buckley
Judges Comments: “I think this captures the essence of village life. Nice composition and lighting.”
In the event we are invited next year, I can heartily recommend it and hopefully we will have more members taking part. Knowing that we all have other pursuits, there are also many other categories to compete in. Also, as a member of Worthing Allotment and Garden Association (WAGA) I have just found out that they too have a photograph competition. Next year . . .