Peak image has the edge with visitors

Gateway on Gardom's Edge by Keith Allchin
Gateway on Gardom's Edge by Keith Allchin

A VIEW of Gardom’s Edge near Baslow in the Peak District was the most popular with visitors to the annual exhibition of Sheffield Photographic Society.

Keith Allchin won the favourite print poll at the exhibition at Sheffield Cathedral’s 1554 Gallery, narrowly beating Canal Colour, a scene from the Chesterfield Canal, by Bill Broomby, followed by Reed Reflections, by John Ferretti, and Storm over Ullapool Harbour, by Kerry Long, in joint third position.

Canal Colour by Bill Broomby

Canal Colour by Bill Broomby

More than 190 colour and monochrome prints were displayed by 54 members of the society, which is one of the oldest in the world.

Society president Judy Smith: “The exhibition generated a huge amount of interest and we were delighted that there was an increase of almost 33% in the number of visitors who voted for their favourite print - 492 as opposed to 366 last year.

“We had visitors from as far away as Germany and Russia and many complimentary comments in the visitors book. There were several enquiries or requests to purchase prints and we are delighted that many people got so much pleasure from visiting the exhibition.

“We don’t keep a record of numbers, but indications are that there was a significant increase in visitors this year, which makes all the work involved in organising it worthwhile and we would like to thank everyone who came along to support it.”