The winners are all pictures which have novelty; the wide vista of Ullswater with the tiny boat, the eerie castle, the mono tele- view of the transporter bridge and, perhaps the most novel, a view of a landscape through a mirror. Or is it novel? At one time it was the way you were supposed to view a landscape.
We all take landscapes but few seem appreciated. I gave a landscape my “win” in the comp. I judged last week at Nantwich. I have found out since that it is in their exhibition at the Museum. (I didn’t go before because I felt it might prejudice my judgement). It is the one by Alma Sankey called something like “Three men and their boats” . I judged them as PDIs and she loves using textured paper and it takes the sparkle off the print a bit but I was really captured by that picture. I could smell the sea and hear it slapping the boat sides, and the wind smacking the sails.