2018 Photographic Winners

The Southborough Society would like to thank all those who submitted images to our annual competition, Through the Lens. The standard of entries was exceptionally high and Gary Francis, the Chief Photographer at the Courier Newspaper Group, who judged the competition, had this to say about the entries:

“Again this year the judging is difficult due to the diversity of the subjects and the high standard overall. However, as last year, I have tried to choose the photos that most clear;y identify Southborough and High Brooms.

Overall, there was an excellent selection of photographs of Southborough and High Brooms through different seasons”.


Winner in adult category: emma Lawson ‘St peters in the sun ‘n’ snow’

Gary Francis commented ‘Beautiful lighting and the Church is expertly framed by the tree. Clear, bright blue sky and distinct shadows. A stunning image’.

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runner up in adult category: Ian Kinghorn ‘Cricket and st Peter’s church’

‘The photography shows another view of the Common and the Church, clearly taken in late Spring. Flowers and trees make the perfect frame for the cricketers with the Church in the background. Clearly, it says ‘Southborough’.


Highly commended in adult category: gareth james ‘railway viaduct’

‘'If I could choose a second runner up, it would be the ‘Railway Viaduct’ by Gareth James, and I would Highly Commend it. I like the angle and the architectural content of the railway viaduct taken from a different perspective. The patterns repeat themselves and I like this composition’.

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special mention: christine knight

‘I also liked the photograph of Broke’s Wood by Christine Knight which has an eerie quality due to the lighting’.