Living Orkney Competition (2018)

Each year Orkney Camera Club and Living Orkney magazine collaborate on a photographic portfolio competition. The photographers must put together a portfolio of ten images on an Orkney theme along with a brief introduction to their collection.

This years results were

1st Place - Ray Groundwater - Orkney Sky

2nd Place - Steve Henderson - Abandoned But Not Empty

3rd Place - Lorna Wilson - Orkney's Red Boxes

Best Individual shot was Gold Clouds or Waves by Ray Groundwater

Orkney Sky by Ray Groundwater

"I chose the theme as I love the Orkney sky! It can be so varied and in a short space of time. From amazing sunsets to strange clouds, I have tried to get some of the more interesting clouds, sunsets etc. Who said it's always grey and rainy in Orkney?.."

Pink Stripes to Hoy

Pink Stripes to Hoy

Light Medium Dark

Light Medium Dark

Wind in the Sky

Wind in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

Trying to burn through Cloud Mist

Trying to burn through Cloud Mist

A Second Sky in the Water

A Second Sky in the Water

Clouds Marching Past the Ring

Clouds Marching Past the Ring

Contrasting Cloud Sunset

Contrasting Cloud Sunset

Eerie Red Harvest Glow

Eerie Red Harvest Glow

Gold Clouds or Waves

Gold Clouds or Waves

Abandoned but not Empty by Steve Henderson

"Many disused buildings are left in peace around Orkney and I love having access to these time capsules. Their history is relatively recent, but it still feels like archaeology - without all the tiresome digging! No one has lived on Swona since 1974, but it does not feel empty."

The Haven

The Haven

NorheadRose Cottage and Dunnet Head

NorheadRose Cottage and Dunnet Head

Long Disused

Long Disused

In the Byre

In the Byre

In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen

Fireside Chairs

Fireside Chairs

Keeping the Bedroom Warm

Keeping the Bedroom Warm

Lets Boogie

Lets Boogie

Loch of the Tarf and Chambered Cairn

Loch of the Tarf and Chambered Cairn

The Beacon on the Tarf

The Beacon on the Tarf

Orkney's Red Boxes by Lorna Wilson

"One of my first memories of the Orkney landscape was the incredible sight of a red phone box in a vista of green on the road south to Burwick. In the age of mobile phones I wanted to celebrate these rarely used red phone boxes before they are gone."

Road to Skaill

Road to Skaill

Birsay

Birsay

St Mary's

St Mary's

Burwick Road

Burwick Road

Kirkwall

Kirkwall

Burray

Burray

Twatt

Twatt

Old Stromness Road

Old Stromness Road

Orphir Road Sunset

Orphir Road Sunset

Museum piece

Museum piece

The Coastline of Orkney by Steve Sankey

"Orkney's coastline seems infinite, with ever-changing seascapes and skies. This gives the photographer many opportunities but also many accompanying difficulties! My agony is always colour or monochrome? I prefer black & white but most folk are more comfortable with colour. So I've chosen both, with subjects from around our islands."

The Black Stuff, Scapa Flow

The Black Stuff, Scapa Flow

Rackwick Bothy, Hoy

Rackwick Bothy, Hoy

Mackerel Sky over Flotta

Mackerel Sky over Flotta

Eastside Kirk, South Ronaldsay

Eastside Kirk, South Ronaldsay

Barrier #4 East, Lyme Grass

Barrier #4 East, Lyme Grass

Across Holm Sound

Across Holm Sound

Blockship, Barrier #2

Blockship, Barrier #2

Copinsay

Copinsay

Brough of Bigging, Yesnaby

Brough of Bigging, Yesnaby

Barth Head, South Ronaldsay

Barth Head, South Ronaldsay

A Great Day Out by Noel Donaldson

"My aim was to try to capture the flavour of the County Show as a great day out, not just for the farming fraternity, and feature some of the non-agricultural attraction and patrons."

Concentrate

Concentrate

High Flier

High Flier

I Could Murder a Vole Right Now

I Could Murder a Vole Right Now

Gently Does It

Gently Does It

Stirring Stuff

Stirring Stuff

Not The Time For Stage Fright

Not The Time For Stage Fright

Rising Star

Rising Star

Its a Serious Business

Its a Serious Business

Now, have I Got This Right

Now, have I Got This Right

A Successful Day

A Successful Day

The Orkney Shoreline by Sophie Blanchard

"I love being next to the water and Orkney has a lot to offer about this. When you are along the shore you just don't know what you can find and sometimes it doesn't take much to do a photo"

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Trying to burn through Cloud Mist