I'm an award winner!
I have been taking photographs for over 20 years and one thing I have never done is to enter a photography competition.
I am not sure why as I have found some great photographs through the publicity that generally accompanies these things: the Taylor Wessing Portrait prize is an annual highlight for me.
Anyway I thought I would dip my toes. I am a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, and so entered one of their regular competitions. This attracts entries from photography professionals from all over the world and so I was delighted to be awarded a Highly Commended on my first attempt.
The image is of Jamie’s in the Assembly Rooms and was taken as part of my background preparation for a wedding in June. If you are on a big screen, click on it to see a larger version.
I can't help thinking I would have done better if the person leaning on the counter had been two feet to the right. Probably won't stop me referring to myself as an award winning photographer though.