Sheep may safely graze
Sheep peacefully grazing in Manesty Woods, Cumbria
I’m pleased to say this photograph has been awarded a Gold Label in the group I belong to in the ‘United Postal Portfolios’ group I belong. It’s the third Gold Label I’ve been awarded in this year, and will be exhibited with them and other Gold Label prints at the UPP’s Annual meeting.
My other two gold label prints were:
Approaching Storm – monochrome photograph by Mike Finley
This was another entry into a round of the United Photographic Postfolios group I belong to. It’s one of a series of photographs taken of a storm approaching over the Cheshire landscape I took over a period of about half an hour, before getting soaked when it arrived! It’s a digital image, converted to monochrome using Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro.
I am delighted to discover that the group awarded it the Gold Label. The print will be exhibited later this year at the Annual meeting of the UPP of Great Britain. This is my second gold label award in this year.
Well, it seems appropriate having just posted on my last competition entry of 2011 to follow-up with my first competition entry of 2012, even if it’s a very different sort of competition!
I am entering this print into this month’s round of the United Photographic Postfolios group which I belong to. It’s a photograph taken during a visit to the Lake District in the Autumn of 2011, and shows a detail from an old barn by the side of a road near Hodge Close. As far as I could tell it was built using the same techniques as the dry stone walls common in the area – just stones roughly cut to size and held in place simply by gravity and will-power! Any paint that may have been applied to the wooden window frame has long since disappeared.
I entered this image into another competition – this time a round of the United Photographic Postfolios group I belong to. It’s a monochrome photograph of some old steps up the dunes from the beach at Silloth, which have clearly seen better days! (It’s a digital image, converted to monochrome using Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro). I was delighted to discover it had been awarded the Gold Label, with six of the eight other members awarding it top marks!
As a result, it will be exhibited later this year at the Annual meeting of the UPP of Great Britain. (Looking back over my records, I’ve had at least one image awarded a Gold each year except the first year I’ve been a member of this group.)
This particular image has a mixed exhibition record, scoring highly in some exhibitions (such as the Bristol International Salon of Photography) , while being rejected without a score in others.