AND THE WINNERS ARE ….. PHOTOGRAPHY SPRING 2022 PRIZE

We are delighted to announce the Winners of the I Love Oxfordshire Spring Photography prize

The standard of pictures has been amazing and we are truly grateful to all of those that have entered.

Enormous thanks to Jackson Moyles for taking part in the judging process.

I’d like to say I was very impressed with the standard of the photographs.

It was difficult to rein these into a final 7 and it took some time to do that. 

Jackson Moyles

First Prize

Caroline Allington

This photograph was taken in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire with a Canon R5 and 85mm lens. It features my daughter and our one year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, called Bluebell.

Jackson’s Comments

I am obsessed with this shot. It was my own personal photography mission
this year to capture a forest full of bluebells like the one Caroline has here so I am incredibly envious and
hugely impressed. The image composition is balanced nicely in the edit. It just feels like a fresh spring
day and makes me want to live in that moment which, in my opinion, is exactly the impression you want
a photograph like this to have on someone. Beautiful Work.

Second Prize

Carl Stockwell

Spring sun rise, taken with Fujifilm XT20   At the Oxfordshire golf course

Carl Stockwell

 

Jackson’s Comments

This is the kind of image I strive to take myself! The lone tree with the sun bursting through from behind and burning away the morning mist is sensational.

Super atmospheric so it is right up my street. The small details such as the bird flying away and the slight reflection in the
water below makes this image even better. Carl did a magnificent job with this photograph.

Third Prize

Allen Dannfald

River Ock, Abingdon
Nikon D810. Sigma 150-600
I went looking for Signets and found a family on the River Ock in Abingdon. I spent a wonderful hour with them as they foraged for food as they travelled long the river. I managed a couple of shots including little ones riding on mums back, but was pleased with this little interaction.

Allen Dannfald

Jackson’s Comments

 Such a cute wee cygnet! New life is one of the first things that comes to mind when I think of Spring so this shot represents the season perfectly. Very picturesque creatures and Allen has captured them wonderfully.

Jackson is a professional landscape photographer and has held various successful exhibitions, his latest being ‘Reflection’ in which he wants the viewer to ‘step back and appreciate the sheer, unadulterated beauty of each image; to feel the emotion in the landscape and the unbearable lust to live in that moment’.
Jackson was RANKIN’s joint winner of the Great British Photography challenge on BBC and has an amazing contemporary style.
Jackson Moyles. Courtesy of The Edinburgh Reporter

Top 7 Spring Entries in reverse order

Chloe Cormack

Rippling Reeds: Taken at Ottmoor RSPB Nature Reserve on the 3rd of April (2022) at midday. 

Canon EOS 80D. The reeds and rippling water made a stunning natural abstract pattern. I loved how the dark, sharp lines of the reeds starkly contrasted the rippling circular shapes of the water. The stunning shades of blues and calming movement of the water really stood out on a fairly dull, bland day. 

Lucie Johnson

Oxford Preservation Trust Meadow, Botley. 
April 12th 2022 at dawn. I loved the mist rolling over the meadow.

Jackie Comrie

Bluebell woods at Woodcote, taken just before sunset with my iPhone.
I find it spellbinding how the low sun brings the bluebells to their absolute best at dawn and dusk, presenting a tranquil and peaceful scenario. 

Emma Somerfield

I absolutely love nature and the countryside and I’m at my happiest when out exploring.
 
The fox was photographed in the field at the bottom of the garden. Taken with Nikon P1000.

Allen Dannfald

River Ock, Abingdon
Nikon D810. Sigma 150-600
I went looking for Signets and found a family on the River Ock in Abingdon. I spent a wonderful hour with them as they foraged for food as they travelled long the river. I managed a couple of shots including little ones riding on mums back, but was pleased with this little interaction.

 

Carl Stockwell

Spring sun rise, taken with Fujifilm XT20   At the Oxfordshire golf course

 

Caroline Allington

This photograph was taken in Nettlebed, Oxfordshire with a Canon R5 and 85mm lens. It features my daughter and our one year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, called Bluebell.

 

Click on the pictures to enlarge

Welcome to the Spring ILoveOxfordshire.com photographic competition.  

Along with winning fantastic prizes  all competitions in ILOVEOXF will have ‘a helping charity’ element to them.

Our first theme was Winter and secondly Spring.

Spring is an amazing time of the year for photographs. It seems like it is the season when everything is reborn and wondrous. We may not have the drama of Winter, with it’s fog, low light, snow and crisp white mornings but spring is a magical and fun time of year.

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and we really hope you’ll give it a go.   

You will also be helping your favourite charity. 

Photographs can be any format and be Black and White or Colour.  

Even though a few Daffs in the garden can make a great photograph, it would be wonderful to see some imaginative and challenging photos that really show off the season.

We would ask that all pictures submitted are new, not published, not previously used in photographic competitions and haven’t been made commercially available. 

PRIZES TO YOU AND YOUR CHARITY

You don’t need to be a master photographer for this and whilst having the right gear is fantastic sometimes a picture taken with a phone can tell an amazing story. 

How to Enter

 

You can enter up to three photographs on the theme of Spring. You could shoot a landscape,  a nature shot or frankly anything that captures this time of year.  

We would like you to challenge yourself and to be imaginative. Maybe use a different angle or look out for unusual backgrounds or different ways of telling a story.

If your photograph features people we request that you get the necessary permissions before submitting the photograph.

We need your details

Please provide as much information as you can with each picture i.e. Your Full name, where it was taken, the date and rough time and what type of equipment was used.

Mainly we would like a brief description and to know what caught your eye for the particular shot. 

You can use our contact page to ask us any questions but please don’t submit photographs via the contact page as we have a 1.5mb limit on pictures submitted this way

More details about the Autumn Competition will appear later on iloveoxfordshire.com

Courtesy of Erik Witsoe

All winners will be announced on iloveoxfordshire.com. 

Please note that entering this competition allows www.iloveoxfordshire.com to use your photograph(s) on the site and to publicise the photographic competitions however and wherever it sees fit.

Photographs of people may require the photographer to get permission from the subject. If we feel that the picture is an invasion of privacy or in any way unpleasant we will not publish the photograph. I Love Oxfordshire will not be responsible if complaints are received from subjects and will pass these onto the photographer directly. 

If you are a professional photographer please advise us when submitting your photograph. Also please note that photographs that have previously been used in competitions, or have been commercially available or published on websites are not permitted. 

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