Young photographic talent shines out

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Peterhead Rotary Club have unveiled the winners of its Young Photographer of the Year competition.

Club president John Johnston said the quality was exceptionally high and he was hopeful of the local winners doing well in the regional heats.

He also thanked judges W. McNeill of a local photography club and R. Emslie, jeweller, for undertaking such a difficult task.

In the seniors section, first place went to Emma Morgan with her photograph entitled ‘Flour Girl’.

The judges said this particular picture caught their attention as it was technically very good with correct exposure and framing.

“What made this photograph stand out from the others” they said “was the feeling of intimacy between the subject and the viewer that the photographer managed to capture.”

Eve Campbell took second spot with her photograph ‘Snow Queen’. Again the judges said this was a very well taken high quality photograph that captured the model’s eyes perfectly. The fur covering the model’s face created an air of mystery that left the viewer wondering what lay beneath.

Tied for third place were Sarah Bruce and Sophie Hyman. Sarah’s black and white picture ‘Guitar Boy’ was impressive, said the judges, in that it showed a good range of tones. The judges felt that this was very moody and natural looking shot.

Sophie’s photograph ‘Show Girl’ was a nicely lit shot taken using available light. It shows the subject preparing for the stage and the viewer is left wondering about the sense of anticipation the actress must be feeling prior to going on stage.

Meanwhile, in the junior section the honours went to Caitlin Simpson for her photograph ‘Strain’ which the judges said really captures the energy and power required of the tug of war competition.

They said: “The competitor is well placed within the frame and the viewer feel they have a ringside seat and is urging him on to win.”