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2020 Photo Competition: 'Seascapes and Landscapes'

by Emily Winter 25 Dec 2020 21:11 UTC
Dolphins jump for sunset © Glen Sansom

Congratulations and thanks to all our talented members who made the judging of the OCC photo competition so challenging! The quality and variety of photos are amazing and inspiring.

1st place: Dolphins jump for sunset by Glen Sansom
2nd place: The Calm after the Storm, Deception Island by Steve Brown
= 3rd place: Post lockdown escape to Mallaig, Scotland by Anne Hartshorn
= 3rd place: Hiking the Quiraing Circuit on Skye by Michael & Ronna Benjamin

Phil Norton, a professional photographer who kindly offered to assist in judging the entries, commented on the quality of all entries:

"The quality of the images entered was exceptional and it was actually quite hard to make a selection. There was a clear theme, as you would expect from the Ocean Cruising Club, and the images expressed it very well. As a photographer, I was drawn to images with a photographic quality obviously, but I didn't want that to influence all the choices; an exceptional image can be captured with even a phone these days, after all, arrows don't make the Indian. It was an emotive choice, how they made me feel, not being a sailor or a sea-goer, and how I felt about images of scenes I am never likely to experience myself."

The images are all loaded onto the OCC photo and video galleries.

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