Monday, April 17, 2006

Wildlife Photographer of the Year


Well, I went back to Stockport and Manchester for a couple of days over Easter to see family and relatives. It was a short but enjoyable break. And it's always nice to get out of London from time to time.

Now, contrary to your assumption, the name of this post doesn't refer to the title recently bestowed on me in recognition of my taking the photograph of a pigeon shown above (though this is one of a number I predictably took in Stockport and Manchester this weekend - here and here respectively should you be interested).

However, I did go to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National History Museum yesterday and it was excellent. As a keen but mediocre amateur photographer it was also an extremely humbling experience. There were three photos in the under ten year olds category all of which were very impressive. Under ten! And as for the rest, well... Very impressive stuff.

If you're at all interested in photography and / or wildlife and haven't been I seriously recommend you check it out. It's only on till this coming Sunday April 23rd though so you haven't got much time left.

2 comments:

eamon said...

I'm always afraid of wildlife photography, too far a walk from the nearest pub.

Going to a exhibition of wilife images doesn't sound so scary, so might just wander in on my way home from work.

I agree with you, on the quality of the images at such exhibitions (have been over the last few years) even by the youngest photographers.

I know it puts me to shame.

Clive Murray said...

Weird. I was at the NHM on Sunday too. Didn't go to the photo exhibition as that's not so much my thing, so me and Saffron just mooched 'round the dinos and what-have-you.

It's a great day out, whichever way you slice it.

--c.