A while ago Baildon Parish Council decided to hold a Greeting Card Photo competition and leaflets were printed and I saw them in the various notice-boards, including those at Denso Marston Nature Reserve. I also created entries on the parish council website, the Baildon village website, made an entry in the Baildon Village website calendar and tweeted about it from @BaildonVillage. It was also mentioned at the recent Neighbourhood Forum.
I spent a bit of time going through my photos that were tagged with Baildon and added the ones I thought were reasonable to a collection in Photoshop Elements. When the closing date for entries came a bit closer I ignored the collection and just printed 9 photos that I liked. I gave them to Ruth (BPC Clerk) the day before the closing date. Marian Taylor, the parish councillor organising the event, then created a display in the library of all the entries – my 9 plus 11 from David plus a painting for the junior category.
I did not get chance to see the display but a couple of nights ago I heard that I had WON the adult category. I am not sure what would have been said if David had won; he is Marian’s husband. But then I am an ex-chair of the parish council, but one of us had to win.
The winning photo is to be used for the parish council’s greetings card and an image file has been sent to the printers. This is the winning entry:-
As usual you can click on the image to see it at Flickr.
I am quite pleased that this photo won. It was taken on my way up to the trig point on the evening of the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon that was organised by the Friends of Baildon Moor and Baildon Rugby Club and funded by the parish council – I am on the committee og the FoBM. It was a great evening, and I think the photo is quite good too.
The other photos I entered were:-