Having entered a some images this month into a few categories of The Societies monthly competitions I was delighted to hear I’ve received 3 awards for the March 2013 entries (a fantastic result for J B Davies Photography). The standard of photography in the monthly competitions is consistently very high and to get any award is a great achievement. All the Gold awards go forward to the nomination judging for Photographer of the Year. I was nominated for Landscape Photographer of the Year last year and it would be great to receive a further nomination but it’s always an extremely strong category so I’ll wait and see.
My Landscapes have been very well received having now won two Golds and a Highly Commended in just the last 4 months! The March 2013 Gold Award image is shown below and is an image I really enjoyed shooting on the way back from a journey to the Kingdom of Fife. Stopping in North Queensferry I set up the tripod and composed the image of the Forth Road Bridge in the last of the evening light.
Also this month I received two Highly Commended awards for portrait images I’ve taken recently.
In the Studio Portrait category (a very tough class in which to get any award), I received the Highly Commended award for this colour portrait of Stephanie (who is a friend of my niece Katie). I love being a little more creative with my studio portraiture and am delighted it was so well received.
And in the Monochrome category I received a Highly Commended award for the final image below – an image of the beautiful Charlene – shot recently at Chatelerhault in Hamilton. I love shooting Black & White images – there’s just something emotive and real about a beautiful B&W image and I thought this image suited Charlene’s style.
Forth Road Bridge – Landscape GOLD Award, March 2013
Stephanie – Studio Portrait Highly Commended Award – March 2013
Charlene – Monochrome Highly Commended Award – March 2013