WPS Images of the month
The most ‘liked’ images of the month from our Facebook page
Click on a thumbnail to open an image, and click on the down arrow for more information about that month’s winner(s).
The WPS Facebook Image of the Month for March was Angela Cook’s beautiful image from 15th March with a near record-breaking 43 WPS ‘likes’.
Angela wrote: ‘Lovely sunset this evening’.
Angela further explained the shot:
It’s the beach along Titchfield Haven. It was actually taken with my iPhone, hence why it looks somewhat stretched. As the famous photographer Chase Jarvis once said “the best camera is the one that’s with you”… though I wish I had taken my camera and wide lens with me instead.
February’s WPS Facebook Image of the Month is Roger Dixey’s ‘Life in Lockdown’ from February 3rd with 51 ‘Likes’.
I know that many of you have seen this before but yesterday Life in Lockdown was awarded the gold medal in the RPS Creative Eye Exhibition. And since I am still in my lockdown bottle, it seemed a good excuse to post it again.
WPS President Trevor Morecraft says
Congratulations on your Gold Medal Roger. It’s a cracking image.
A clear winner of WPS Facebook Image of the month for January.
On 14th January Lilian Hobbs posted her picture of the Orion Nebula. With 44 ‘likes’ we were clearly impressed.
This is the Orion Nebula taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mkiii and the 300mm f4 x2 teleconverter. Took 36 exposures of 30 secs at ISO 1000. It was mounted on top of my telescope. Pretty pleased with the result.
Well done Lilian.
A tricky one for December, with some fantastic images.
Purely by the numbers the most popular is Trevor Morecraft’s picture of Winchester Cathedral in the cold mist of new years eve with 34 ‘Likes’.
Trevor wrote: “A very Happy New Year to all at WPS. Let’s hope we can all meet up before the end of the season. Stay safe, keep taking pictures. Winchester Cathedral this evening, cold but worth it.“
But as a few of the ‘likes’ were added after month end, perhaps the winner should be Sarah Townley’s spectacular Robin image from 19th December with 32 ‘likes.
Sarah wrote: “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all at WPS and I so look forward to seeing everyone again sometime next year. Keep well until then.“
The WPS Facebook with 30 likes was Peter Orr’s stunning landscape from 4th November.
“A dramatic late afternoon hailstorm blows through Wastwater towards Scafell Pike in the Lake District.”
1st place from 6th October with 33 ‘likes’. Geoff Sharman’s fabulous moody beach shot.
Geoff said: ‘Well, it is very nice when the judge likes something you’ve done! From my favourite beach location – Watergate Bay in Cornwall’.
And also this month, an Honourable mention from 20th October with 29 ‘likes’, Steven Cooper ‘s dog shot.
“A photo of my brother’s dog, Freddie, taken in his back field on a sunny day … Photoshop can do remarkable things!”
The WPS Facebook image of the month in September was Tony Cowburn’s superb night sky from 20 September, which received 32 likes.
Radar beam! The Milky Way over The Radar Memorial on a starry starry night at St.Aldhelm’s Head.
Sony A7r3 & 16mm lens
15 images at ISO 6400, f/4, & 25secs
3 ‘dark frames’
Single foreground image: ISO 1600, f/4, 5 minutes
Merged using ‘starry landscape stacker’ and PS
A slightly different month, as we have 2 winners, or a single winner.
Phil George’s lovely windmill images from 3 August received 31 ‘likes’ and was the most popular facebook post of the month.
Phil wrote: “Finally, after many visits over the last few years, I got the skies I wanted over Chesterton Windmill, Warwickshire”.
However as he posted 3 images, lovely as they are, we cannot give Phil the single image accolade.
That goes to ex-President Glyn Paton for his image on 13th August of his newly awarded FIAP Medal with 30 ‘likes’. Well done Glyn, and congratulations on the award.
Glyn wrote: “I was very proud when my FIAP silver medal arrived today, for my entry into the Midlands International Salon. Trumpet blowing over!”
For July 2020 we had a tie for the WPS Facebook Image of the Month.
Bijen Gurung from 17 July ‘”Returning home”. Mustang, Nepal.’
Peter Orr from 21 July – My ‘peregrine/buzzard scrap’ was published in The Times newspaper and digital editions today.
News in pictures: Tuesday July 21, 2020′
Both had 38 ‘Likes’ on the WPS Facebook Members Only Group. Two fabulous images.