This time challenge focus is on Hebden

Todmorden Photographic Society members were pleased to welcome their nearest rivals, Hebden Bridge Camera Club, to a photographic battle.

This competition has been held for many years, with the winners holding a Ceremonial Gavel for the year, Todmorden being the current holders, writes Carol Dearden.

The competition was very capably judged by John Smith of Rochdale – no problems with the “ref” on this occasion!

Two sections were judged, prints and projected images.

The prints section was won by Todmorden, who at this stage were leading by 83/76.

The winning print, entered by Todmorden, was “Lioness in Oat Grass”, which was judged to be nicely positioned with good colour tone.

However, the projected images section was handsomely won by Hebden Bridge at 83.5/77.5.

The winning picture, entered by Hebden Bridge, was “Jetfire” – an unusual image of a wilting narcissus captured in such beautiful light that it looked like a twirling dancer.

The overall winners were Hebden Bridge by 161/159.

An excellent night was had by all, and the refreshments were well appreciated.

Todmorden’s president, Ian Wright, handed over the gavel and thanked the Hebden Bridge members for giving such a good battle.

Todmorden Photographic Society meets every Wednesday at St Michael’s Community Centre, Cornholme (7.45pm).