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…..so here it is:
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:
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)