Our show in 2021 was such a success that we wondered if this year's would be somewhat anticlimatic. We were encouraged by the number of entries we received - 144 prints, a record, and 145 digital images all from a total of 56 photographers. At the close of the show at 5pm on Sunday we had welcomed nearly 200 visitors, which although not as many as last year was still very pleasing.
Once again the print entries were displayed throughout the church and a rolling display of digital entries played in front of the central pews, allowing visitors to grab a drink and a cake, then sit back and watch the images.
We had some very supportive messages from those attending telling us how much they had enjoyed the Show. This means a lot to us as a great deal of work goes into the planning and preparation - we've already started looking forward to 2023's Show.
Everyone who visited was invited to vote for their favourite print and digital image and by the end our ballot box was nearly overflowing. It was great to see people taking their time looking at the prints displayed throughout the church and then sitting down with a cuppa and a cake to watch the rolling display of digital entries. Time and time again we were told how difficult it was to make a decision and we overheard many discussions as people tried to decide which image to vote for.
When we counted the votes the images with most were Berry Harvest by Rebecca Teague. A charming image of a harvest mouse clinging to a briar while nibbling a blackberry (above left) and Hovering Kingfisher by Wayne Weedon. A skilfully taken photograph of a kingfisher hovering in mid air (above right).
We'd like to say a big thank-you to the following companies who have generously sponsored the West Haddon Photo Show this year.
Thank you to everyone who entered images, who came to visit and who voted - you made the Show a success. We hope to see you again next year and maybe you'll submit an image for our visitors to admire.
Congratulations to both those photographers - that their images are the favourites in such a strong field shows how exceptional they were.
If you want to see the rolling display of digital images show thoughout the show we'll put it on YouTube and post a link soon.
Favourite Print Image
Berry Harvest by Rebecca Teague
Favourite Digital Image
Hovering Kingfisher by Wayne Weedon