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2018 - The good, bad and the ugly

Nearly everyone does reviews of the year in December. From the friends and family round-robins detailing little Harry's scholastic achievements to the national press going back over the highs and lows of the big news stories of the year. So I thought I'd have a go! Throughout the year, Hebden Bridge Camera Club (of which I am President) have a number of competitions. The best scores in these are added to your best scores in the annual competition. And the member with the highest number of points gets the Photographer of the Year trophy. This year it has my name engraved on it. I also took home another trophy for "Best Print in the Annual Competition (Special Category - which this year was architecture and general record) - for the picture of Hallgrímskirkja below.



I don't enter very many International Salons (competitions) these days but I always try and support the Yorkshire International Salon. I was really pleased to have 2 out of 6 prints accepted. One scored a maximum 15 and was awarded a FIAP Ribbon.

A request to photograph a Christmas Singalong lead to the following endorsement from the organiser - "Thanks too for your time and effort in getting the shots, and also for the very discreet way you went about it. I was scarcely aware that you were there most of the time." Sometimes it's good to be invisible!

Hope you had a good year too. Here's to 2019.