Congratulations on winning [first, second, third] prize in our photography competition. The winners will be displayed in the window at kitchen@thecastle from Wednesday 9 December. [ie when kitchen@ is open]
Our first prize winner is Steve Murray whose photograph is titled Starry Night.
We asked our three prize winners a few questions about themselves.
1 What prompted you to enter the photographic competition at Whittington Castle?
2 What do you enjoy most about photography?
3 What subjects do you usually take photographs of?
4 What did you use to take your photo – camera, phone etc?
5 Will winning [coming second, coming third] in the competition inspire you to enter more competitions?
Many of you will know the Reverend Suzan Williams who kindly agreed to be our first photographic competition judge. Suzan moved to Whittington in 2020.
“Hi I’m Suzan and you may or may not know that I was licensed as the Rector
of Whittington and West Felton with Haughton parishes back on the 1st of February.
I am loving getting to know you all and judging the competition has been one of the
hardest things I’ve been asked to do so far. The entries are of a phenomenal standard
and would make fabulous postcards to sell I think.
First – Steve Murray Starry night 4
Second- Jill Adger (second photograph)
Third – Dom Davies An autumn morning on the moat
Our winner Steve says
- I’m a keen biker and have passed the castle many times but have never had the opportunity to stop and explore.
I decided to make time for a visit and to take some photographs. I checked the website before I came and spotted the competition so I thought I’d have a bash at it. Whittington castle has been on my bucket list of local places to visit for a long time and I’m so glad I’ve done it. It definitely wont be the last time I stop off there.
- I’m fairly new to photography and only bought my equipment in the spring. My favourite fields are Astro photography and Landscape photography. I love taking the time out on my own in the middle of the night to take photographs with no one around and the sights I’ve seen are just breath taking. Photography takes me to places like Whittington Castle where normally I may have jus sat at home or passed it on my bike
- The milky way and star constellations above land marks such as castles or dams. Night scenes and landscapes and occasionally street photography.
- Camera on a tripod to get long exposures for low light scenes.
- Most definitely. This is the very first for me and I’m absolutely over the moon!