Annual Photograph Competition

Graham Cameron, President of Oban Photographic Club judged the entries this year and has this to say:

A small but delightful selection of sailing images.  It was a pleasure to see them.  The leaders are superb, and I felt a need to make positive comments about many others. 

Many that were really very good could be even better with a bit of tweaking, either in taking or post processing.   Straight horizons and tight framing of the subject matter make a big difference.  If you can’t do it on the day, mostly the simple software that came with your camera will enable you to do it later.   Give it a try.

Keep up the good work.


The winner was John Taylor for this most unusual image of Paps of Jura


Second place went to Martin Edge for for the atmospheric  Sunniest Day of the Summer in Loch Creren



And third to Linda Cooper for this lovely backlit image of Wild Horse



Some further comments and observations from the judge


Paps of Jura John Taylor 1st place – Well captured unusual image
The sunniest day of the summer Loch Creran Martin Edge 2nd place – An authetic moody West Highland Image
Wild Horse 2 Linda Cooper 3rd place – Transmitted light and a lovely sharp image.
Kittiwake plays chicken Martin Edge Highly commended – well shot and entertaining.
Inishmore Karst landscape Bill Blyth Highly commended – a striking image.
Anchoring in Loch Moidart Martin Edge Commended – a great example of a familiar peaceful sight.
Jalapeno Linda Cooper Commended – nice silhouette
Skellig Michael Bill Blyth Commended -would have done better if the action wasn’t all at the bottom edge
Wild Horse John Taylor Commended – A lovely image. Horizon a tiny bit wonky and cropping off to the left would improve it a bit.