Friday 5 June 2015

Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2015

The Wells Museum hosts the now annual Mendip Cave Photography Competition. The field is open to all cave photographers who submit photos of Mendip Caves. This year saw about 20 photographers enter a total of around 100 photos that have been displayed at the Wells Museum. On the evening of Friday 5th June the great and good of Mendips caving scene (and a trio of reprobates from the Midlands) gathered in the Wells Museum to view the photos and see the presentation of the winning entries.

In Third Place was Stu Gardiner with a shot in the entrance series of GB Cavern where he caught a great reflection of Lucy Greenwood in a puddle she was crawling through.

Link to Stu's photo in GB Cavern

In Second Place was a new caver - Duncan Simey who had a great set of photos from Swildons Hole, with this fantastic shot of the Landing scooping him the runners up prize.

Link to Duncan's photo in Swildons Hole

And the winner is.....

Mark Burkey Who stole the show with his very atmospheric shot of Loz climbing up the lower section of the Swing Pitch.

Swing Pitch - Longwood August Hole
Swing Pitch - Longwood Swallet - August Hole

The judges were looking for well composed, technically perfect shots, but more importantly photos taken that gave a different perspective on all too familiar parts of the Mendip caves. The photo of the landing and Mark's winning shot both ticked this box.

Congratulations Mark.


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