Seaford photographers in fine form

Tower Bridge House by Cathryn Mantovani
Tower Bridge House by Cathryn Mantovani

Seaford Photographic Society staged two print competitions on Friday – to decide the first two trophies of the new 2014-15 season.

The Architecture Trophy was won by Cathryn Mantovani, with a stunning night shot ‘Tower Bridge House’.

George Chadwick was runner-up with ‘Cordorniu Cava’ and third came Adrian Bishop with ‘Spanish Flats’.

All three were totally different but striking images showing a wide range of architecture.

Highly Commended in the category were Janice Hewitt with ‘Ouse Valley Viaduct’, Heather Hook with ‘Ancient Architecture’ and Liz Seeber with ‘Bridge Over River Soar’.

The second trophy contested was for black and white prints and was won by Steven Wares with his haunting ‘Sky over Skye’. He also took third place with ‘Neolithic’ – two wonderful landscapes, of which genre he is a master.

Sandwiched between, coming second, was Stephen Gardner with ‘Pylon Pattern’.

He also gained a Highly Commended for ‘Reflections Over Posts’, once again showing the variation of high-quality prints that members of Seaford Photographic Society can produce.

The two competitions were judged by Trevor Gellard, a well-respected figure who sits on the adjudicating panels for the Royal Photographic Society’s three Distinctions (Licentiate, Member and Fellow) and who has, of course, gained the Fellowship himself.

Seaford Photographic Society, which has Lord Healey of Riddlesden as its Hon President, meets each Friday evening at Chyngton Methodist Church, Millberg Road. Doors open at 7pm and meetings start at 7.45pm.

The objective of the Society is to bring together people who are interested in all branches of photography, in a sociable and instructive environment. One of the main aims is to encourage members to produce pictures, whether they be slides or prints produced by means of a chemical darkroom, digital manipulation or trade processed work. All levels of experience are welcomed.