Sun and light theme inspires even more entries in week two of #PhotographersWold

Sun and light theme inspires even more entries in week two of #PhotographersWold

29 January 2021

Week two of our #PhotographersWold competition had the theme “sun and light”, which clearly inspired the Woldingham community as we received even more entries than last week, once again from far and wide!

This week’s guest judge was Mrs Lucy Darby from Woldingham’s fantastic Art department. The photos are anonymised so our judges only know whether each photo was taken by an adult or by a student and the student’s year group.

The results and Mrs Darby’s remarks about the winning photos are as follows:

Student winner: Aye, Year 11, whose photo is the main image in this article. “Beautiful silvery, shimmery seascape. Love the way the lights on the curved horizon draw your eye to the distance.”

Adult winner: Miss Annie O’Neill, Head of Health Education, whose photo landscape appears in the gallery below. “Love the contrast of deep shadow and illuminated wall, revealing the layered marks of previous visitors to this wall.”

Mrs Darby also highly commended the following students, whose photos also feature in the gallery:

Ruby K, Year 7 “Super contrast of the matt black landscape, the brightly lit sky and the cotton wool clouds.”

Lily-Mae, Year 8 “Love this candyfloss sky. The huge range of pastel colours glow from the image.”

Suhwa, Year 9 “Wonderful contrast of the structural landscape in the foreground, the silhouetted bridge structures against the silver water, and the fiery sky.”

Alison, Year Y10 “Wonderful image of Woldingham. Stunning sky and excellent composition of the landscape.”

Millie C, Year 11 “The poker red sky surrounded by the grey landscape and clouds draws your eye into the composition.”

Theodora, Lower Sixth “Love the way the sun peeps through the buildings threatening darkness at any moment.”

Emily C, Upper Sixth “A wonderfully balanced composition. The curved oval of the bay leads your eye around the image echoing the stillness in the landscape.”

Well done to Lily-Mae, Millie and Theodora on being highly commended for a second time!

The two winning photos will go through to the “grand final” at the end of the four weeks of competition.

Don’t forget that this week’s competition theme is “animals”. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of Woldingham pets, but don’t forget that the theme covers birds, fish, spiders and much, much more!

Please email your entries to by 4pm GMT on Wednesday 3 February.

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