The win­ners

Amateur Photographer - - Competition Winners -

1st: Deb­o­rah Brown, Jer­sey

This is my mother-in-law, Mary, and her best friend Jean at the Nor­mandy Land­ing beaches. Mary is rid­ing the mo­tor­cy­cle in the mu­seum ex­hibit.

She was in the WAAF and used to op­er­ate the bar­rage bal­loons in the war. What a char­ac­ter, and full of en­ergy for an oc­to­ge­nar­ian.

Canon IXUS 500, 1/160sec at f/8 2nd: Peter Mur­rell, London

This photo was taken in a London department store whilst I was out shopping with my wife. I was in­spired by the lady’s grace­ful and classy ap­pear­ance. It was taken from the hip, so I was very pleased to get a de­cent re­sult. I call this pic­ture ‘Don’t stop till you get enough’!

Nikon D300s, 50mm lens, 1/60sec at f/5 3rd: Hay­ley Lehmann, Bar­net

This is Joyce, a spin­ster whom I have vis­ited every day for the last three years, do­ing a seated ver­sion of the ‘hokey cokey’. She is the most cheer­ful per­son I know, de­spite be­ing vir­tu­ally house­bound. Joyce is four days younger than the Queen, and I love the im­age of the Queen on the news­pa­per, seem­ingly bit­ing her lip at Joyce’s an­tics. For me, Joyce em­bod­ies both the or­di­nary and the ex­traor­di­nary.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 50mm f/1.2L USM, 1/40sec at f/8, lit with an Elinchrom stu­dio light bounced into a white translu­cent um­brella




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