Exmoor Society's Alfred Vowles Photographic Competition winners

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JUDGES of the Exmoor Society’s Alfred Vowles Photographic Competition said they were ‘delighted’ with the continuing high standard of entries.

The competition has three categories: Landscape, Heritage and People at Work.

The overall winner of the trophy which is presented every two years to an amateur photographer this year went to Dr Ueli Zellweger of Winsford for his landscape of ‘Exmoor Porlock Bay’.

Judges said they were impressed by his clever use of composition with contours and lines of the shingle bank at Hurlestone Point and Porlock.

Chris Whinney, vice-chairman of the Society said: “The judges appreciated the standard and presentation and the quality and variety of entries received, and felt the photographers had gone to a lot of trouble with their appropriate subject.”

Other winners included Diana Scott of Brendon Hills, who won the People at Work category for her ‘Hurdling Roots for the Sheep’.

The presentation to the winners will be held at the Porlock Visitor Centre on April 10 at 11am.

The photos will be displayed at the visitor centre up until June 3.

Alfred Vowles was a well-known photographer at the turn of the 20th Century who devoted more than 40 years of his life to recording the scenery, life and people of Exmoor.

He is generally regarded to be as synonymous with the imagery of Exmoor as R D Blackmore’s Lorna Doone novel is to its literature.

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