Camera Club: Atmospheric scene smokes competition
HEADING off the beaten track helped Mike Whittaker to win this month's Grimsby Telegraph Camera Club competition.
Forgoing the familiar visual delights of Cleethorpes seafront, Mike, 45, of Burcom Avenue, paid a first visit to Keddington, near Louth.
And he was rewarded with this atmospheric shot of the weir along Louth Canal, with the smoke trails of a nearby fire in the background.
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Mike said: "I haven't been to Keddington before. We stopped and had a walk along the canal and it was nice to find the weir – I didn't even know it existed. When someone then set a fire, I thought it would spoil the image, but I was very happy with the result.
"I've been doing photography for about three years. I'm a member of Cleethorpes and Grimsby Camera Clubs, and I've learned a lot from both of them.
"I enjoy getting out into the middle of nowhere and I love being out on the Wolds.
"I don't take so many pictures down Cleethorpes seafront because lots of people do a nice job of that already."
Describing his delight at winning this month's competition, he added: "It makes it worthwhile. To get a bit of feedback is always nice."
Paul Burgess, of Comley Cameras, said: "We thought it was really atmospheric. It's the same old story – right place at the right time.
"The smoke in the background gives it an eerie atmosphere. We liked the atmosphere and the muted colours.
"There were some very good technical shots but, what made this one stand out, was the artistic content."