1st. Maggie Henfield – “Peace After Playtime” – 20 points
2nd. = Bev Hayes, Martin Henfield, Jane Miller, Steve Smith,
Sarah Davies, Kevin Hardman – 19 points
3rd. = Sarah Davies, Richard Lodge, Bev Hayes – 18 points
Advanced Colour Winners
1st. Steve Smith – “Mill Worker” – 20 points
2nd. = Maggie Henfield, James Hargreaves, Mike Kielecher,
Richard Lodge, Garry Hayes, Steve Smith, Eb Swarbrick,
Bev Hayes, Sarah Davies Andrew Mayfield, Jane Miller – 19 points
3rd. = Bev Hayes, Sarah Davies, Keith Hughes, Steve Smith – 18 points
1st Maurice Wilson – 20 points “The Lock Man”
2nd = Maggie Henfield, Lesley Robb & Eb Swarbrick -n 19 points
3rd = Richard Lodge, Barrie Kelly, Lesley Robb, Paul Wood, Kevin Hardman, James Hargreaves
Martin Henfield & Mike Kielecher – 18 points
When Maurice Wilson returned home, camera in hand, from an afternoon of photography, the perfect picture was right in front of him. His dog “Hedges” was peering out of the front door to welcome him and the dog’s black and white striped face was a perfect match for the striped black and white panelled door itself.
The photograph entitled, ‘A Perfect Disguise’ is the President’s choice at Bury Photographic Society’s annual awards and goes on show at the club’s annual exhibition which opens at Bury Art Gallery on Saturday (Feb 27th.)
Maurice came across the dog when he was taking a large bag of hedge clippings to the tip. “It limped across the road right in front of the car” says Maurice. “He was all skin and bone and I’m positive he had been abandoned. We tried to find the owner but we never did. Given the hedge clippings, ‘Hedges’ was the obvious name.
Maurice says the photographic opportunity was irresistible. “ I couldn’t have posed it better if I had tried. We had Hedges quite a few years but sadly he died a couple of years ago.”
The Bury Photographic Society President , Martin Henfield said “I chose the picture because there is a great sense of fun about it. Everyone who sees it just has to laugh.”
The President has two choices-one for digitally projected images which was won by “A Perfect Disguise” and one for prints which was won by “Fountain of Youth” a street shot by Andrew Kirkby from Unsworth who saw the youngsters playing in the fountain in Sheffield. “I chose it because it’s a sunny, happy picture with lots of vitality”, said Mr Henfield.
Nearly six hundred digital images and prints were considered over two week-ends by two internationally renowned judges. The exhibition will show 150 of the top prints and the same number of digital images on a screen in the main exhibition hall. The exhibition which runs for six weeks will be opened by the Mayor of Bury, Councillor Stella Smith.
Come and See our Annual Photography Exhibition now on at Bury Art Gallery until the 16th April 2016.