ILKLEY & DISTRICT U3A

Results of the EYE 2019 / 2020 Winter Edition Photographic Competition

The votes are in, the totals have been added up and the winner is . . . (drum roll) Diane Webster.


Diane’s entry in our Yorkshire landscape photograph competition proved the most popular in the online poll and she wins a £25 voucher of her choice.

Her submission  – photo C in our online gallery – was taken on November 30 last year looking up the Wharfe Valley on the moor above Barden Towers. A keen photographer, Diane often takes her bridge camera* out with her but on this occasion left it at home. Her winning shot was taken on a mobile phone and there was no editing or cropping done on the image, as stipulated in our rules.

“Sometimes pictures taken on my phone don’t work, but I was pleased with the light and colour on this one,” said Diane, who has been a U3A member since she retired nearly three years ago. “I’m really delighted to have won the competition – it’s a bit of good news at a time when there isn’t too much of that around!”

Diane honed her skills with our Photography for Beginners Group and then moved up to one of Mary Podesta’s photography groups. She is also a member of the Science and Technology and the Railway groups.



Second in our poll was Tim Needham’s entry, photo K, a misty shot taken looking down into Wharfedale from the Swastika Stone.


and Peter Fawcett’s submission, photo N, showing winter berries alongside the River Wharfe near Ilkley, was third.


Our thanks to everyone who entered the competition and all those members who took time to vote.


* For members not au fait with photography terms, bridge cameras are digital cameras with some degree of manual control, a long-range zoom lens and a viewfinder – but usually not interchangeable lenses. They are somewhere between a point and shoot camera and a full digital single-lens reflex camera.

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