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Shire Cruisers Photographic Competition 2017

Waiting for the spring by James Laws

A very good field in 2017, including many old customers - very nice to see you all again. Here are the two winners (who receive £50 each) and other highly commended entries.
Enter the 2018 competition - and maybe win £50! Can you do us a front cover for the brochure (landscape format)?
See 2016 results - See 2015 results - See 2014 results - See 2013 results - See 2012 results - See 2011 results.

About the judge
James Laws is a professional lighting designer, based in Suffolk. He specialises in landscape and performance photography. He has known Shire Cruisers for many years, as he is the elder brother of Susan Stevens. One of his pictures is two on the right.

James says:
"Well done to all entrants, my job becomes harder each year!" James's comments follow with the pictures.

The winners are:

Best picture

John Newlands

The overall winner, with their happy group of holidaymakers at the wharf (plus Josh from Shire Cruisers). Often simplest is best and the picture radiates thoughts of good holidays with Shire Cruisers.


Best portfolio:

Andy Bain

Keadby sliding railway bridge

A very good portfolio, which included a rare shot of a double railway track which moves sideways to open a canal! They also had good day & night shots of the same moorings view.

Oil tanker

Sheffield basin

Sheffield basin

Highly commended

girl, dog and duck

Funniest picture

Mike Firth for his daughter (Olivia), dog (Harry) and duck (Anon.)

the girl lazing on the beam

Most laid back holiday picture

Juslin Gaskin for Steff lazing on the beam.

Juslin and Ellie the dog with the PCSO

Friendliest picture

Steff Green for Juslin and Ellie the dog with the PCSO.

scenic shot with spectacular tree reflections

Most scenic picture

Emma Murray for the scenic shot with spectacular tree reflections.

boat emerging from the tunnel

Most spectacular picture

Amber Croft's (aged 8) picture of their boat emerging from the tunnel is like a spectacular supermoon, so still is the water..

To enter our 2018 competition...

Come on holiday with us, take your pictures, and send them in. You can also submit a blog.