Well I am very pleased to announce the winning entries to photo@thecastle competition “Hobbies”. I would like to thank everyone for entering and we hope you enter our next competition “Spring Awakening” which we will launch early next week. Well done everyone! See the judges comments and selections below.
Thank you for asking me to judge this months competition. It was a tough one. I now know how a vet feels at a country show. This months winners in the hobbies category are:
Under 15) Pigeon Fancier Winnie Knight. I loved this photo as you can see the love that Winnie has for the pigeon and it looks like the pigeon feels the same. It is great to hear that Winnie is keeping up the family tradition.
2) The Thinker by Millie Watkin. From the photographs that Millie submitted it looks like she will go far with photography as a hobby. I like the way that Millie is experimenting with styles. I liked The Thinker specifically because of its black and white style.
3) Robin by Catrin Utting: What a great idea to take bird food with you when you go on a walk and to see what birds come to meet you.
Over 151) Poppies and Wheat by J Sheffield. To make such a beautiful flower out of Sugar is amazing. Such a great skill.
2) Aviation and bird photography by P Burgess. Such a contrast of hobbies both beautifully presented. I take my hat off to anybody who go to the Mac Loop ( Aviation fans will know where this is) and wait for the planes to go past at speed and to capture such a magnificent shot.
3) Whittling by Jemma Graves. The lockdowns have brought the creative side of many. The skill involved in making the chess board and other items in the photo is inspiring. Well done to all who submitted the pictures. It was great to see the variety of hobbies being undertaken around our beautiful village.I look forward to seeing next months entries in the Spring Awakening theme.Ian Johnson