What’s the story?

Entries are now coming in thick and fast for the Bedford Park Festival Photography Competition. This one (above) is entered in the Portrait category. What’s the story behind the picture? It looks as if these guys are seriously upset with the photographer and about to lamp him.

On the contrary.

“I was searching for the graves of some ancestors a few weeks ago having recently discovered one side of my family come from a long line of ‘Essex Girls’. The big guy was a lovely taxi driver who helped me search the headstones in St Giles Church in Orsett and the chap behind him was the church sexton who was in the middle of mowing the grass but stopped to help as well – it just goes to show how dangerous a camera can be”.

If you would like to submit some photographs for the competition, go here to see the competition rules and where the pictures will be on display. Below are a selection of other photographs submitted so far, one from each of the categories – Animals, Chiswick Life, Landscapes & Seascapes, Portraits & People, The Built Environment, The Natural World. There is also a young persons category (16 and under) but we have yet to receive any entries for it. So a word to the wise, if you are 16 and under and submit a photograph, on present reckoning you will win!

The Chiswick Calendar is organising this year’s competition. All the entries we receive will go up on this website on Friday 7 June, at the same time as the prints are being put up in St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall. You will be able to browse the pictures online, but you have to go in to the exhibition over Green Days weekend (8-9 June) to vote for your favourite photos. The names of the photographers will be added on the website once the competition has been judged, to ensure there is no favouritism in the voting!