The Wirral Spring Art & Photography Exhibition 2013

On Friday evening we were supposed to attend the preview event for the annual Wirral Spring Art & Photography Exhibition held at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead. Unfortunately, because of the poor weather we couldn’t make it.

For those who don’t know I entered this last year for the first time and was fortunate enough to have two pieces accepted for the exhibition. This year they changed the rules so that you could only put forward one piece for consideration, but like last year my image was selected for display. I knew about this a couple of weeks ago, but it only dawned on me the other day that I hadn’t actually shared the news or the image with you… here it is:

Post-Rain Reflections 5

I should also mention at this point that my darling wife Lizzy also decided to enter a shot this year and this was accepted into the exhibition as well. Below is Lizzy’s lovely shot of a pollen laden Bumble Bee going about it’s business…..well done Lizzy, very proud:

Pollen Overload

We eventually managed to beat the snow and get down to the gallery on Sunday to see our shots displayed in the exhibition. Overall the standard was high, although not quite as good as last year in my opinion. There were 47 images displayed in the photography section of the exhibition (I have no idea how many entries there were originally). Of these 47, five were recognised by the judges – 1 prizewinner, 2 highly commended and 2 commended. Unfortunately Liz and I weren’t amongst these five and I have to say that I was surprised with 2 or 3 of the judges’ choices, as personally I think there were shots in the other 42 that were more deserving of recognition…..;0).

Still we shall keep trying and hope for better luck next year.

If you’re in the Wirral area and fancy popping in to take a look, then the exhibition runs until 5th May.

© Mark Simms Photography (2013)

10 Responses to “The Wirral Spring Art & Photography Exhibition 2013”

  1. karenlawrencephotography

    Chris and i braved the weather as i had a piece accepted but oh boy it was scary driving home! I have to agree with you about the over all standard of those images chosen but i think everyone deserves a chance. By the way, i really liked both of the pieces you and your wife had accepted, that little bee was great. 🙂

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks Karen – really liked your shot of the lighthouse at New Brighton too. Will you enter again next year?

  2. Gunta

    A bit far for me to travel, but I very much like both yours and your wife’s images.
    Sort of as a parallel thought, I have to say I was a bit surprised at a few of the choices at the Digital Lightroom. Clearly different strokes for different folks. 😉

    • Mark Simms

      That’s a fair comment Gunta, judging is clearly very subjective. Glad you liked our images though.

  3. Chillbrook

    Excellent images Mark. Well done to both you and your wife.
    I tried to send you an email this evening with the winners of the competition and a suggestion for the next but the email was returned saying your address doesn’t exist. I wondered if you’ve changed your email and if so, perhaps you can drop us a line with your new one either to me or the digital lightroom address.

    • Mark Simms

      I received your email and replied. I also re-sent an email from last week in which I listed 10 ideas for themes. Hope you get them…


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