Living Orkney Competition (2019)

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 - Ingrid Budge - Orkney Reflected

2nd Place - Steve Henderson - Orkney's Farm Museums

3rd Place - Steve Sankey - Scapa Flow

4th Place - Ray Groundwater - What Was

Best Individual shot was Fisherman at Barrier #2 Pier by Steve Sankey

1st - Orkney Reflected by Ingrid Budge

I’ve chosen reflections as I’m often fascinated by the glimpses of an imaginary world that I see in water and glass. The old panes and rippled water add a surreal quality, combined with the layering of reflected images and it’s a more abstract interpretation of Orkney’s water and old buildings.

Queen Street

Queen Street

Zigzag Sea

Zigzag Sea

Lillies and Grass

Lillies and Grass

Odd Bods

Odd Bods

Layers of Time

Layers of Time

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Foliage Reflection

Foliage Reflection

Shore Street

Shore Street

Tied Up

Tied Up

Window

Window

2nd - Orkney's Farm Museums by Steve Henderson

• School history lessons taught me that, to be interesting, you had to be high status, nasty and bossy. I developed little sense of life for ‘ordinary’ people through the ages. So, my interest drifted to what ‘real’ life was like for these millions of people doomed to anonymity.

• Kirbuster and Corrigal Farm Museums fit this bill nicely.

• This portfolio was also prompted by the recent threat to their existence.

Spotlight on Kirbuster

Spotlight on Kirbuster

Corrigal. Time. Peace.

Corrigal. Time. Peace.

Corner of a Bedroom. Kirbuster

Corner of a Bedroom. Kirbuster

Waiting to be useful. Corrigal.

Waiting to be useful. Corrigal.

Empties. Corrigal

Empties. Corrigal

Domestic Bliss. Corrigal.

Domestic Bliss. Corrigal.

Mirror on the Wall. Corrigal.

Mirror on the Wall. Corrigal.

Catching the Sun. Kirbuster.

Catching the Sun. Kirbuster.

A Quiet Corner. Kirbuster.

A Quiet Corner. Kirbuster.

Night-night from Birbuster.

Night-night from Birbuster.

3rd - Scapa Flow by Steve Sankey

Scapa Flow is world-famous and over-flowing with history and subjects. It’s also full of wildlife and modern industry and a fascinating place for a photographer. I’ve tried to capture a portfolio of the Flow that reflects all its moods and activities, human and otherwise.

Flush over the Italian Chapel.

Flush over the Italian Chapel.

Fisherman at Barrier #2 Pier

Fisherman at Barrier #2 Pier

Winner of best over-all photo

Rig in Scapa Flow

Rig in Scapa Flow

The Flotta Flare

The Flotta Flare

Magnus Spence Scallop Diver

Magnus Spence Scallop Diver

Sartorial Otter Sands of Wrigh

Sartorial Otter Sands of Wrigh

Seal Kiss South Ronaldsay

Seal Kiss South Ronaldsay

Fulmar Detail Hoxa Head

Fulmar Detail Hoxa Head

Risso's Dolphins in the Flow a

Risso's Dolphins in the Flow a

Sunset over Scapa Flow

Sunset over Scapa Flow

4th - What Was by Ray Groundwater

I chose the theme: for one I wanted to try something different and secondly to try and get viewers not just to look at the photo but try and imagine what it would have been like at that point in history. How Orcadians lived and evolved through time.

St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church

Old Chimney in Stromness

Old Chimney in Stromness

One of a few War Buildings at Lyness

One of a few War Buildings at Lyness

Controlling the flow of water?

Controlling the flow of water?

Martello tower, Hoy

Martello tower, Hoy

Kitchener's Memorial in the Snow

Kitchener's Memorial in the Snow

Gun Lookout at Stromness

Gun Lookout at Stromness

Salvaged gun at Lyness

Salvaged gun at Lyness

Earl's Palace, Birsay

Earl's Palace, Birsay

Midges in the Sunset Ring of Brodgar

Midges in the Sunset Ring of Brodgar

Circles by Rod Richmond

Circles are recurrent shapes in Orkney – in nature, the heritage and the machinery by which we connect with and adapt to our islands.

Ring of Brodgar

Ring of Brodgar

Wild mushroom

Wild mushroom

Cathedral window and labyrinth

Cathedral window and labyrinth

Millstones

Millstones

Anti submarine net

Anti submarine net

Big wheels

Big wheels

Winter turbine

Winter turbine

Flywheel

Flywheel

Shop Cycle

Shop Cycle

Carousel

Carousel

Flying Over Orkney by Sheila Moodie

I was captivated by the inspiring views of the different geological and geographical features of the isles. What initially drew me to this theme was the contrasting light and colours in the sky, land, and water. The coastlines create a division and a bridge between land and water

Afternoon Light on Stronsay

Afternoon Light on Stronsay

Between Two Coasts

Between Two Coasts

Beyond the Beach

Beyond the Beach

Crashing Waves

Crashing Waves

Hidden Behind Hoy

Hidden Behind Hoy

Isle Bound

Isle Bound

Morning Rain on Eday

Morning Rain on Eday

Paths

Paths

Rocky Edge

Rocky Edge

The Sands of Sanday

The Sands of Sanday

Orkney Sunsets by Sophie Blanchard

I chose this theme as I love watching the sun go down and Orkney had some fascinating sunsets during this year so far. I am so grateful to be able to capture these moments and share some of them with you.

Sun Goes Down

Sun Goes Down

After Sunset Sky

After Sunset Sky

Ray of Sunset Light

Ray of Sunset Light

Bay of Skill at Sunset

Bay of Skill at Sunset

Sun Reflection

Sun Reflection

Goodnight Sun

Goodnight Sun

Seagull at Sunset

Seagull at Sunset

Fish Farm at Sunset

Fish Farm at Sunset

Caught in a Sphere Glass

Caught in a Sphere Glass

Bedtime for Scapa Flow Platform

Bedtime for Scapa Flow Platform

Orkney Vintage Display by Bert Baikie

A good day with ideal lighting conditions. I decided to get close in to these vintage machines and show some of the finer details, where many others stand back to take in the whole car/bike etc. It worked for me.

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