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Entering Competitions
 

I enter national and international photography competitions.

I won a Photo Crowd Photography Competition in June 2021. I entered through a link by Amateur Photographer Magazine. The theme was "View Through A bridge.
My Dalkeith Palace through Montagu Bridge won. My other entry Leaderfoot Viaduct was commended as being in top 10% of all enteries. Rather pleased. See below.


Photocrowd is a global web site that lists almost daily themed competitions. Entries from all over the world. I enter under my own name Joe Gilhooley if you want to search.
https://www.photocrowd.com/photographer-community/317424/

I also won The Scots Magazine Photographer of the Year 2017 and 2019

 
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I am delighted to say that my Forth Bridge at Blue Hour image reached the shortlist in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2021 competition. Winners were announced in The Sunday Times. I did not win overall competition.

https://www.lpoty.co.uk/
Forth Bridge at blue hour image reached the shortlist in the international Landscape Photographer of the Year 2021 competition.
 
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Castle Exteriors - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
6th place out of limited to 500 entered photographs by 246 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
Also got - Judge Commended
Eilean Donan Castle at Night at High Tide
Castle Exteriors - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Castle Exteriors - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
35th place out of limited to 500 entered photographs by 246 photographers
I got into top 7% of entries voted by members
Also got - Judge Commended
Eilean Donan Castle by Day at High Tide
Castle Exteriors - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Autumn Landscapes - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
2690 entered photographs
Expert Judge Commended
No voting by members
Autumn at Boating Lake, Gosford Estate
Autumn Landscapes - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Aurora Skies - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
21st place out of 217 entered photographs by 121 photographers
I got into top 10% of entries voted by members
However - Judge Commended
Belhaven Bridge Northern Lights
Aurora Skies - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Religious Constructions - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
189th place out of 500 limit of entered photographs by 239 photographers
I got into top 38% of entries voted by members
However - Judge Commended
St Matthew's RC Church , Rosewell, Midlothian
Religious Constructions - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Religious Constructions - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
61st place out of 500 limit of entered photographs by 239 photographers
I got into top 13% of entries voted by members
St Matthew's RC Church, Rosewell, Midlothian looking down
Religious Constructions - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Religious Constructions - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
406th place out of 500 limit of entered photographs by 239 photographers
However - Judge Commended
Rosslyn Chapel inside view
Religious Constructions - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Nuthatches in Colour - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
24th place out of 575 entered photographs by 350 photographers
I got into top 5% of entries voted by members
Nuthatch in Scottish Borders
Nuthatches in Colour - Photocrowd Competition
 
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People on Bridges - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
9th place out of 969 entered photographs by 579 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Four Girls on Belhaven Bridge after sunset
People on Bridges - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Walking Through Ancient Ruins - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
2nd place out of 1296 entered photographs by 702 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Ruin of Melrose Abbey in Scottish Borders
Walking Through Ancient Ruins - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Walking Through Ancient Ruins - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
46th place out of 1296 entered photographs by 702 photographers
I got into top 4% of entries voted by members
Ruin of Jedburgh Abbey in Scottish Borders
Walking Through Ancient Ruins - Photocrowd Competition
 
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A Cemetery - Photocrowd Competition
November 2021
 
51st place out of 1764 entered photographs by 996 photographers
I got into top 3% of entries voted by members
Ruin of Jedburgh Abbey in Scottish Borders
A Cemetery - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Bridges lit up at Night (in Colour) - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
21st place out of 950 entered photographs by 570 photographers
I got into top 3% of entries voted by members
Forth Bridge lit up on a still night
Bridges lit up at Night
 
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Sailing - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
2790 entered photographs by 1588 photographers
Expert Judge Commended
Sailing Boat in Adriatic Sea at Sunset
Sailing - Photocrowd Competition
 
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A Bridge over Water - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
7th place out of a limit of 500 entered photographs by 245 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
Just After Sunset at Forth Bridge
A Bridge over Water - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Table Top Card Games - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
19th place out of 205 entered photographs by 142 photographers
I got into top 10% of entries voted by members
Playing Poker
Table Top Card Games - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Industrial Landscapes and Waterscapes - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
100th place out of 1168 entered photographs by 681 photographers
I got into top 9% of entries voted by members
Long Exposure Grangemouth Oil Refinery , Scotland
Industrial Landscapes and Waterscapes - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Animal Sculptures - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
22nd place out of 1408 entered photographs by 777 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
The Kelpies lit at Night
Animal Sculptures - Photocrowd Competition
 
 
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Animal Sculptures - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
25th place out of 1408 entered photographs by 777 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
The Kelpies at a Winter Sunset
Animal Sculptures - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Reflections on Water (in colour) - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
55th place out of 3275 entered photographs by 1785 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
Eilean Donan Castle at night and at high tide
Reflections on Water (in colour) - Photocrowd Competition
 
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A Day at the Zoo - Photocrowd Competition
October 2021
 
44th place out of capped to 1000 entered photographs by 469 photographers
I got into top 5% of entries voted by members
Lion at Blair Drummond Safari Park
A Day at the Zoo - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Birds of Prey - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
136th place out of 2348 entered photographs by 788 photographers
I got into top 6% of entries voted by members
However my image was "Expert Judge Commended"
Little Owl and Two Chicks
Birds of Prey - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Birds of Prey - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
279th place out of 2348 entered photographs by 788 photographers
I got into top 12% of entries voted by members
However my image was "Expert Judge Commended"
Three Barn Owl Chicks
Birds of Prey - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Isle of Skye, Scotland - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
31st place out of 292 entered photographs by 141 photographers
I got into top 11% of entries voted by members
Neist Point and Lighthouse on Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye, Scotland - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Steam Powered Machines - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
34th place out of 1055 entered photographs by 576 photographers
I got into top 4% of entries voted by members
Jacobite Steam Train on Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steam Powered Machines - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Steam Powered Machines - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
76th place out of 1055 entered photographs by 576 photographers
I got into top 8% of entries voted by members
Morayshire Steam Train on Bo'ness Railway
Steam Powered Machines - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Bananas - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
120th place out of 561 entered photographs by 391 photographers
I got into top 22% of entries voted by members
Banana Slicing
Bananas - Photocrowd Competition
 
 
 
Boatwrecks- Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
352nd place out of 978 entered photographs by 446 photographers
I got into top 36% of entries voted by members
However - my image was Expert Commended
Corpach Boat Wreck on Loch Eil. Ben Nevis in background
Boatwrecks- Photocrowd Competition
 
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Outdoor Clocks & Sundials and their Surroundings - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
22nd place out of 1341 entered photographs by 783 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
Edinburgh Tattoo Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle
Outdoor Clocks & Sundials and their Surroundings - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Birds in Flight - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
94th place out of 2556 entered photographs by 1327 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Harris Hawk in Flight
Birds in Flight - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Stadiums - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
3rd place out of 628 entered photographs by 355 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Inside Celtic FC Stadium at night before a match
Stadiums - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Wild Birds - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
6th place out of 2307 entered photographs by 1106 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Little Owl with two Chicks
Wild Birds - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Fallen Leaves - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
316th place out of 1734 entered photographs by 984 photographers
I got into top 19% of entries voted by members
Gunpowder Ruin with Fallen Leaves
Fallen Leaves - Photocrowd Competition
 
 
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Firework Displays in Colour - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
30th place out of 714 entered photographs by 419 photographers
I got into top 5% of entries voted by members
Edinburgh New Year Fireworks 2020 from 2 miles distance
Firework Displays in Colour - Photocrowd Competition
 
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An Unusual Still Life- Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
3rd place out of 1404 entered photographs by 761 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
The image was "Judge Commended" in the competition
Painting Fruit
An Unusual Still Life- Photocrowd Competition
 
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An Unusual Still Life- Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
272nd place out of 1404 entered photographs by 761 photographers
I got into top 20% of entries voted by members
However - The image was "Judge Commended" in the competition
The Making of a Chocolate Orange
An Unusual Still Life- Photocrowd Competition
 
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Badgers - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
9th place out of 125 entered photographs by 83 photographers
I got into top 8% of entries voted by members
Four Badgers
Badgers - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Winning Sports Teams in Colour - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
4th place out of 117 entered photographs by 81 photographers
I got into top 4% of entries voted by members
Scottish Women's Football (Soccer) Cup Final 2019 - Winners Glasgow City
Winning Sports Teams in Colour - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Birds in their Nests - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
2nd place out of 746 entered photographs by 442 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Little Owl and Two Chicks
Birds in their Nests - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Birds in their Nests - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
20th place out of 746 entered photographs by 442 photographers
I got into top 3% of entries voted by members
Two Little Owl Chicks
Birds in their Nests - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Stunning Landscapes - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
986th place out of 3285 entered photographs by 1038 photographers
I got into top 31% of entries voted by members
However - The image was "Expert Commended" in the competition
Perfect Reflections at Stobo Castle Boating Lake
Stunning Landscapes - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Stunning Landscapes - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
111th place out of 3285 entered photographs by 1038 photographers
I got into top 4% of entries voted by members
Neist Point and Lighthouse on Isle of Skye
Stunning Landscapes - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Owls (No other birds or Animals) - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
25th place out of 1341 entered photographs by 714 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
Little Owl and Two Chicks
Owls (No other birds or Animals) - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Owls (No other birds or Animals) - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
38th place out of 1341 entered photographs by 714 photographers
I got into top 3% of entries voted by members
Tawny Owl
Owls (No other birds or Animals) - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Owls (No other birds or Animals) - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
82nd place out of 1341 entered photographs by 714 photographers
I got into top 7% of entries voted by members
Two Little Owl Chicks
Owls (No other birds or Animals) - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Owls (No other birds or Animals) - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
163rd place out of 1341 entered photographs by 714 photographers
I got into top 13% of entries voted by members
Three Barn Owl Chicks
Owls (No other birds or Animals) - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Abandoned and Derelict Buildings - Photocrowd Competition
September 2021
 
59th place out of 2412 entered photographs by 1348 photographers
I got into top 3% of entries voted by members
Former Tram Depot , Shrubhill, Edinburgh
Abandoned and Derelict Buildings - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Red Poppies in the Wild - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
5th place out of 500 entered photographs by 280 photographers
Competition limited to 500 entries
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Poppy Field and a Lovely Summer Sky
Red Poppies in the Wild - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Boats and Ships on Inland Waterways - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
26th place out of 1548 entered photographs by 785 photographers
I got into top 5% of entries voted by members
Boats in morning sun on Loch Rusky
Boats and Ships on Inland Waterways - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Birds with their Reflections - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
85th place out of 1871 entered photographs by 1068 photographers
I got into top 5% of entries voted by members
Robin Reflections
Birds with their Reflections - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Things that you Pedal - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
142nd place out of 1453 entered photographs by 768 photographers
I got into top 10% of entries voted by members
Women's Tour of Scotland Cycle Race
Things that you Pedal - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Bridges over Water - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
24th place out of 2549 entered photographs by 1402 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Forth Bridge after Sunset
Bridges over Water - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Steam Locomotives - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
62nd place out of 975 entered photographs by 537 photographers
I got into top 7% of entries voted by members
Morayshire Steam Train at Bo'ness
Steam Locomotives - Photocrowd Competition
 
Steam Locomotives - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
119 place out of 975 entered photographs by 537 photographers
I got into top 13% of entries voted by members
Jacobite Steam Train on Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steam Locomotives - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Macro Wildlife- Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
80th place out of 2376 entered photographs by 768 photographers
I got into top 4% of entries voted by members
Red Eyed Frog on Orchid
Red Eyed Frog on Orchid
 
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Summer Fields and Meadows - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
170th place out of 1972 entered photographs by 1109 photographers
I got into top 9% of entries voted by members
However the image was Judge Commended
Poppy Field
Poppy Field
 
 
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Neon Lights - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
461th place out of 1275 entered photographs by 747 photographers
I got into top 37% of entries voted by members
However the image was Judge Commended
Heritage Train Tram at Blackpool
Heritage Train Tram at Blackpool
 
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Neon Lights - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
795th place out of 1275 entered photographs by 747 photographers
I got into top 63% of entries voted by members
However the image was Judge Commended
Giant Lanterns at Edinburgh Zoo
Giant Lanterns at Edinburgh Zoo
 
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Nature - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
66th place out of 6246 entered photographs by 3820 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
Red Eyed Frog on Orchid
Nature - Photocrowd Competition
 
Nature - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
93rd place out of 6246 entered photographs by 3820 photographers
I got into top 2% of entries voted by members
Expert Judge Commended
Little Owl and two Chicks
Nature - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Climate Change - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
55th place out of 1368 entered photographs by 804 photographers
I got into top 5% of entries voted by members
Expert Judge Commended
Grangemouth Oil Refinery by night
Climate Change - Photocrowd Competition
 
Climate Change - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
303rd place out of 1368 entered photographs by 804 photographers
I got into top 23% of entries voted by members
Expert Judge Commended
Grangemouth Oil Refinery by night panorama
Climate Change - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Sunset Scenes - Photocrowd Competition
August 2021
 
Canon Camera Competition - Expertly Judged. 1973 entered photographs
Expert Judge Commended
Forth Bridge at Sunset
Sunset Scenes - Photocrowd Competition
 
 
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Chocolate - Photocrowd Competition
July 2021
 
20th place out of 570 entered photographs by 330 photographers
I got into top 4% of entries voted by members
Making a Chocolate Orange
Chocolate - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Cityscapes - Photocrowd Competition
July 2021
 
89th place out of 2181 entered photographs by 745 photographers
I got into top 5% of entries voted by members
Edinburgh from Calton Hill
Cityscapes - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Small Boats - Photocrowd Competition
July 2021
 
42nd place out of 4922 entered photographs by 3001 photographers
I got into top 1% of entries voted by members
Sunrise at Loch Rusky
Also Expert Commended
Small Boats - Photocrowd Competition
 
Same Small Boats Photocrowd Competition
149th place out of 4922 entered photographs by 3001 photographers
I got into top 4% of entries voted by members
Boats in Mist Loch Rusky
Small Boats Photocrowd Competition
 
Same Small Boats Photocrowd Competition
342nd place out of 4922 entered photographs by 3001 photographers
I got into top 8% of entries voted by members
Boats on Loch Rusky
Also Expert Commended
 
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Fireworks - Photocrowd Competition
July 2021
 
30th place out of 835 entered photographs by 487 photographers
I got into top 8% of entries voted by members
Edinburgh Tattoo Foreworks over Edinburgh Castle
Fireworks - Photocrowd Competition
 
 
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Black and White Seascapes - Photocrowd Competition
July 2021
 
113th place out of 1551 entered photographs by 871 photographers
I got into top 8% of entries voted by members
Tantallon Castle from Seacliff
Black and White Seascapes - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Lighthouses of the UK & Ireland - Photocrowd Competition
July 2021
 
44th place out of 993 entered photographs by 524 photographers
I got into top 5% of entries voted by members
Neist Point Lighthouse on Skye at a midsummer sunset
Lighthouses of the UK & Ireland - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Silhouettes - Photocrowd Competition
July 2021
 
72nd place out of 3025 entered photographs by 1689 photographers
I got into top 3% of entries voted by members
Forth Bridge sunset
Silhouettes - Photocrowd Competition
 
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Bridges of the UK - Photocrowd Competition
July 2021
 
7th place out of 1060 entered photographs in top 1% of entries voted by members
Forth Bridge lit just after sunset
7th place out of 1060 entered photographs
Forth Bridge lit just after sunset
 
11th place out of 1060 entered photographs in top 2% of entriesvoted by members
Forth Bridge sunset
11th place out of 1060 entered photographs
Forth Bridge sunset
 
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Animals in Flowers - photocrowd competition
July 2021
 
24th place out of 774 entered photographs in top 4% of entries voted by members
Harvest Mouse on a flower
24th place out of 774 entered photographs
Harvest Mouse on a flower
 
140th place out of 774 entered photographs in top 19% voted by members
Red Eyed Frog on an Orchid
140th place out of 774 entered photographs
Red Eyed Frog on an Orchid
 
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Three Animals in a row - photocrowd competition
July 2021
 
18th place out of 1387 entered photographs - in top 2% of entries voted by members
Three Little Owls in a row
18th place out of 1387 entered photographs
Three Little Owls in a row
 
42nd place out of 1387 entered photographs - in top 4% of entries voted by members
Three Barn Owls chicks in a row
42nd place out of 1387 entered photographs
Three Barn Owls chicks in a row
 
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Winner Photo Crowd Competition "View Through A Bridge" June 2021
500 photographs entered in competition
 
Dalkeith Palace Through Montagu Bridge
 
1st June 2021 : I loved the competition judge's comments

"First Place; I chose this picture as the winner, because it consistently caught my eye during the judging process. The understructure of the bridge acted as leading lines, taking my eye across to the far bank of the river and through the bridge, to the buildings on the far shoreline. The image is very sharp and clear, which is technically difficult with a nighttime shot, and has just the right amount of exposure to bring out the reflections in the water, without over saturating the lighting. Congratulations on a worthy winner."
Winner Photo Crowd Competition "View Through A Bridge" June 2021
 
Commended as in top 10% Photo Crowd Competition "View Through a Bridge" June 2021
Commended as in top 10% Photo Crowd Competition "View Through a Bridge" June 2021
 
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