Share your photographs for health and wellbeing benefit
It is such a happy time of year with the long days and blue skies. I always take more photos, even if it’s just on my phone, because everything looks great with good light, either from the low golden sun or the apertures of light through trees, just like this shot sent in by Jule Wagner. She has captured her granddaughter watering the garden and the sunlight is catching the water spray just right. John Gorman has made best use of the good light with his landcape of a girl on Stanage Edge. This shot works because you can see for miles on a clear day but also because he has foreground interest of the rocks, perspective of the enormity of the boulders by placing a person on the shot, and because of the band of light across the rolling hills. John also sent in an action shot of starlings murmuring at Old Moor, and a traditional summer scene of cricket in Clumber Park. If you have never visited the park, this cricket ground is quintessentially British.
Peter Butler has also sent in his take on our theme ‘the great outdoors’. One is of the sun and jetty reflected in the water at Whirlowbrook Park and the other is a quirky titles image ‘good advice’.
A press release about photography came through to me the other day saying that a study from Sheffield University shows that taking a photo a day and posting it online has complex benefits and supports improved well being. Some of you may not be social media fans so if you want to share your photos with us just send them in and I can showcase a few more next week. This theme ends on June 26 and your images have to be taken locally.
Harrison Cameras are offering a first prize of £25 voucher and runner up of an 18x12 print.