Hidden Nature photography competition
We asked people to take photographs inspired by the theme of Hidden Nature, in any of three lesser-known green spaces around Salisbury: Middle Street Meadow at Harnham, the Folly at Bemerton and Meyrick open space at Ridings Mead.
Entries came from both residents and visitors to Salisbury. The judges were impressed with the high quality of many of the entries and the range of subjects, with some interesting close-up shots. Some entries could have been even better if photographers had thought about cropping their shot and in some cases making a small shift in position.
Overall winner: Lydia Page, age 10 for ‘Bug’s Eye View 2’ (above)
Lydia said of her entry: This is a view of Salisbury we would not normally experience, because of our height.
Judges’ comments: This is a technically clever and original shot. Real thought has gone into an imaginative composition that shows us how a cathedral spire is an unattainable aspiration for a bug…
Under 16s category
Winner: Lydia Page, age 10 ‘Bug’s Eye View 2’ (see above)
Runner-up: Joel Page, age 13 ‘Reflected World 3’
Judges’ comments: Wonderful colours in this lovely picture taken at Middle Street Meadow.
Highly Commended: Lydia Page, ‘Bug’s Eye View 1’
Winner: Sharon Garrick, View from Middle St Meadow towards Churchfields
Sharon said of her entry: This is the only place where you can see this view of Churchfields
Judges’ comments: A very well-thought-out composition, with lovely contrasts, detail and textures, showing us the wildness of the meadow in an area where there has been a lot of work recently.
Runner-up: Jessica Page, ‘Middle Street Meadow 3’
Judges’ comments: The beautiful lines in the composition leads the viewer’s eye up to the Cathedral in the distance. There is good contrast in the blues of water and sky, and the fence brings added visual interest.
Highly Commended: Pam Pointer, ‘Early morning sunlight on water, Middle Street Meadow’
Councillor John Collier, Salisbury City Council and former Mayor
Maria Bota, Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival Festival Director
Antony von Roretz, Trinity Photography