Photo competition: Hidden River Gems
This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered photos into the competition, and huge congratulations to the competition winners! The winning photos from the 18+ age category can be seen below.
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A huge ‘thank you’ to all the local businesses who generously donated their own produce for the winner’s hamper of locally produced foods: Bowland Chocolate Company, Chilli Traders, Heritage Kitchen Preserves, Mr Fitzpatrick’s Vintage Cordials, Parker’s Preserves, Quay Ingredients, The Gift of Oil, and William’s Hand Baked.
FIRST PLACE: ‘River Ribble at Stainforth’ by Peter Knight
RUNNER UP: ‘Swanbeck Packhorse Bridge’ by Stuart Thorn
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ‘Cromwell Bridge’ by Ronny Marsden
The competition entries were judged by:
Former editor of the Grayling Society Journal, Rod Calbrade knows a thing or two about river photography. He is regular guest speaker at events and has provided many photos over the years for the Ribble Rivers Trust Annual Newsletter. A keen fly fisherman, Rod lives and breathes rivers and is particularly fond of the Ribble Catchment. Widely published, Rod seeks to capture the magic and mystery of both rivers and wildlife. See Rod’s photos on Flickr and Facebook.
Staying professional means keeping ahead of the game. Jeanette has managed to stay professional for over 20 years, photographing property, architecture, food, weddings and events, as well as taking on portraits, commercial work and photojournalism. Living and working for many years in Lancashire, Jeannette is now based in Sheffield, although is often back in the Ribble Valley visiting friends and family. Take a look at Jeanette’s website to see some of her photos or search for @abbeydalephoto on Twitter.
Having worked for Ribble Rivers Trust since 2010 and lived in the area all her life, Catherine certainly knows the Ribble Catchment well. In charge of the Trust’s publicity, Catherine is always on the look-out for stunning shots of the catchment’s rivers, wildlife and features of interest.