North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition 2015

After a break from this popular photographic competition last year, I decided to submit a collection of images to the 2015 North Devon Heritage Photographic Competition and Exhibition. Of the ten images I submitted, three are on show at the Barnstaple Museum, along with a wide collection of work from various other photographers. The three I have on show all gained recognition in their respective class and the exhibition is on from now until January 2016. I submitted a variety of different work this year as I have been fortunate enough to be out and about a lot including getting to various events.

The images I have displayed are all landscapes including this sunset shot at Westward Ho! which came 3rd in the Coast & Sea category.bCoasta3rd PlaceThis evening shot of Instow from the jetty was commended in the Towns and Villages Category.aTowns and Villages1aCommendedAnd this was again shot at Westward Ho! on a beautifully still evening along the promenade and was highly commended in the Towns and Villages category.aTowns and VillagesaHighly ComendedThe following pictures are not in the exhibition but I thought I would share them here as they are quite varied. Firstly, as it was the 70th commemoration of the D-Day landings and with North Devon playing a huge part in its preparation, I entered these two images from the Cobbaton Collections memorial day. These were shot down at Saunton Sands and was quite a sight with a time for reflection of those who fought and lost lives in those significant battles.cCoasta Characters2aIn the wildlife category, I entered this beautiful Southern Hawker dragonfly and, below that, a little sparrow with big plans for comfort!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Wildlife6aIn addition to the wildlife, this year I have been out and about shooting a few different events too and was lucky enough to catch the Bideford Bike Show in May which was amazing. So many bikers and huge support for the charities they were raising money for… also great for a few pics too.Anything2a OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd, finally, for something completely different! I decided to have a play earlier in the year with some seedpods my mum had in the garden. Mix that with a bit of photoshop and this was the result. A little abstract but I like it.Anything1a

If you would like to visit the exhibition it is being held in the Barnstaple Museum from now until January 2016 and you can find more details here. Well that’s it for another year so better get back out snapping. 🙂 Thanks for reading.