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Two Stunning Images Scoop Top Photo Society Awards

Published on: 2 Jun, 2013
Updated on: 2 Jun, 2013

Two stunning photographs scooped the top accolades in a duo of tightly fought competitions at Guildford Photographic Society (GPS).

Train Lines - Paul Graber

Train Lines – Paul Graber

Train Lines by Paul Graber won the title of the Society’s Print of the Year competition, in the face of tough competition.

In Line-Sun, Tree And Me - Lucasz Wolski

In Line: Sun, Tree And Me – Lucasz Wolski

And In Line – Sun, Tree and Me by Lukasz Wokski was awarded the title of Digital Image of the Year, beating more than 90 other entries to claim the trophy.

Both Paul and Lukasz will be awarded trophies at the Society’s Annual General Meeting on 3rd June.

Paul Graber said: “I was honoured to win the Print of the Year trophy. There were a large number of exceptional images in the competition and the standard was very high. My image was taken at Milford, on the golf course, and is part of a project to show the golf course and the landscape around it through the seasons.”

Lucasz commented: “I was very pleased to win this award. Although I knew the image was strong, I was not expecting that it would win against so many stunning photographs. I took this shot on top of ?ysica, the highest mountain in ?wi?tokrzyskie in Poland.

“My plan was to photograph the panorama from the top of the mountain at sunrise, but when I finally got to the top, thick fog ruined my plans. I decided to walk towards ?ysa Góra mountain and I was rewarded with these fantastic sunrays cutting beautifully through the trees.”

GPS has around 90 members most of whom are active photographers and their skills range from beginners to verging on professional calibre. This mixture means that skills and knowledge are passed on to members who avail themselves of the pool of talent.

It is through the social discourse at club evenings and looking at the work of others, especially when given comments by independent judges, that practical tips are picked up.

The Society meets on Monday evenings 8pm-10pm at Burpham Village Hall from September until June. Newcomers are always very welcome no matter what level their interest in photography or their photographic skills.

Lisa Mardell their publicity secretary says: “Why not just come along for a couple of evenings free and no obligation to join and see if the GPS is for you?”

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