1. Your lock down lift; something that has countered the Covid Blues
Louise Baltez was commended for the superb, un posed family shot and the spontaneous antics of the puppy. But the dog in the foreground distracted from an otherwise fine image of the stonewaller. The winner however was Diana Berry for the very classic and well balanced composition; New Dawn.
2. Your daily exercise; for example a town or countryside walk
Louise Baltesz; Water Crag, Swaledale
Louise Baltesz; Swaledale Devotion
Louise Baltesz; the Marlborough Downs
WINNER Jonathan Young; woodlands on the evening walk
Louise Baltez was again commended for some very splendid and scenic shots. Indeed Swaledale Devotion could have been in the press to suggest the weather of the day. The judges chose Jonathan Young’s woodland walk, which captured the atmosphere of an early evening walk with a very difficult but successful image of light through the trees.
3. Your best shooting shot; something from your archive perhaps
Jonathan Young; not all GUN DOGS are GUNDOGS
WINNER Jerold Principato; game bird shooting in Blighty
Louise Baltesz; social distancing August 2020
Louise Baltesz; heading out to the drive
Louise Baltesz; shivering in the snow, Wensleydale
Diana Berry; salute to The Duke April 2020
Brian Dunn; LEAD means DEAD, at the Old Barn
Peter Sinclair-Knipe; one from the river
A grand collection of images recalling memories of days out shooting. Diana Berry’s salute catches the impressive but diffult moment of flame emerging from a black powder shot, but the scene behind is a little cluttered. One from the river was a great shot, but lacked shapness. After deliberating, the judges selected Jerold Principato’s game bird shooting in Blighty. a great magazine image, and one which no doubt evokes memories for many shooters.
The judges were most grateful ot all participant for contributing to the competition, and pass their congratulations to the winners.
The competition will run again next year, and so read the tips, and remember you camera (an iphone is fine!).