Worldwide Photo Walk 2012 (Shetland) Winner & Review

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This year I led the Shetland leg of the Worldwide Photo Walk for the fourth consecutive year.  After sounding people out on my Ben Mullay Photography Facebook page, I chose Scalloway as this year’s location.

The poor weather on the day meant slightly depleted numbers; however, we still had a good group of photographers on the day who battled the elements and captured some great images.

Worldwide Photo Walk 2012 – Shetland Group

Missing from the group shot above is Victoria and Anne Macdonald.

Here are a few snaps I took during the walk of fellow photographers.

After the photo walk I set up a Flickr page where everyone who took part could showcase all the photographs they captured on the day.  This can be viewed here

Participants then had the difficult decision to submit their favourite one image to the official Worldwide Photo walk website.  From there I would choose the winning image and the photographer would receive a digital photography book. 

As I mentioned earlier, there were some excellent photographs taken in extremely challenging conditions.  However, the winning image I chose was taken by Victoria Macdonald which is shown below.

Copyright 2012 Victoria Macdonald – All rights reserved

I thought Victoria’s photograph was very striking, showed good composition and I liked the subtle sepia tone applied.  The bird flying past in the corner of the frame adds an extra dimension balancing the image perfectly – well done Victoria!

Victoria’s winning photo will go forward with all the other winners througout the world to be in contention of winning the Grand Prize.

I would like to thank everyone who took part in this year’s walk, embracing the weather and making the event a lot of fun.  It was really good that everyone came back to the Scalloway Hotel to review their images together (and to warm up!!).  I’m already looking forward to next year when we can do it all over again.

-Ben

 

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