Double success in photo competition

Julie Folds ps1211-19a'Photography Winner Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1211-19a
Julie Folds ps1211-19a'Photography Winner Pictured by Pam Stanforth ps1211-19a

TWO talented Bridlington photographers are celebrating after being named among the winners of the Capturing The East Riding Competition.

Julie Folds of Sewerby Crescent and Kath Harper, were named among 20 winners of the competition which challenges East Riding residents to showcase the uniqueness of the area in their pictures.

There were over 400 entries to the Capturing The East Riding Photography Competition this year and the 20 winners were each presented with a hardback book called A History of Photography in Britain at a ceremony on Tuesday.

Julie’s entry entitled ‘Farming on the Edge’ shows a red tractor at work on the edge of the cliffs at Flamborough.

Julie, 61, said: “I was on board the Yorkshire Bell last year when we had gone out to see the Queen Mary 2. I saw the tractor from the sea and I just thought it would make an amazing shot.

“I wanted to show how close to the edge they were working and the sheerness of the cliffs.

“I’m really pleased and surprised to be one of the winners.”

Retired teacher Julie got her first camera when she was eight years old but has only been taking pictures seriously for the past four years, during which time she has had her work on display at Bridlington’s Prospect Studios and the Ferens Exhibition in Hull.

Julie entered a second picture into the competition entitled ‘Pembroke Gardens By Night’ which will also appear in the Capturing East Riding exhibition.

Kath Harper’s picture ‘We Love East Yorkshire’ is of two gannets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs and impressed the judges because of its uniqnness, composition, and how well it portrays one of the region’s best visitor attractions.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for rural issues and cultural services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I would like to congratulate all our winners.

“As photographers, they have shared with us a wide range of styles and subject matter.

“However, they are all linked because of the originality and vision they have shown and we were genuinely impressed by the amazing high-standard of the entries.”