Photographers put to the test in annual Ely Photographic Club competition

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Killer Heels Lookin

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Killer Heels Lookin Hot by Kevin Pigney. - Credit: Archant

Photographers were put to the test in Ely Photographic Club’s annual Ken Hitch competition this month.

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Hare in Snowstorm by

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Hare in Snowstorm by Kevin Pigney. - Credit: Archant

Judged by Jim Bennett, each member had to submit two colour images with a 'hot' theme and two monochrome images under a 'cold' theme, and the member with the highest aggregate score is the overall winner.

Kevin Pigney was the overall winner with 78 points, as Ryan Bailey finished runner-up with 75 points. Shirley Eastwood and Viv Houghton shared third spot with 73 points.

The competition, which was enjoyed by all involved, challenges members to take photographs that are perhaps outside their comfort zone and to think carefully about image titles.

Since it formed in 1974, Ely Photographic Club has 50 members and offers a varied programme including talks, workshops and presentations.

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Mountain Hare Hunker

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Mountain Hare Hunkered Down by Kevin Pigney. - Credit: Archant


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The club meets on Wednesday evenings at Ely College from 7.30-9.30pm.

To find out more on how to become a member or for more information, visit the club's website at https://www.elyphotographicclub.co.uk.

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Stag In Early Mornin

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Stag In Early Morning Sunlight by Kevin Pigney. - Credit: Archant

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Bedtime Beverage by S

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Bedtime Beverage by Shirley Eastwood. - Credit: Archant

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Flame Of Early Morn b

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Flame Of Early Morn by Richard Whitmore. - Credit: Archant

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Fiery Kiss by Ryan Ba

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Fiery Kiss by Ryan Bailey. - Credit: Archant

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Mute Swan At Welnet W

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Mute Swan At Welnet Winter Wonderland by Nick Bowman. - Credit: Archant

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Under A Blanket Of S

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Club’s Ken Hitch competition this year: Under A Blanket Of Snow by Viv Houghton. - Credit: Archant

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Hot Stuff by Nick Bow

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: Hot Stuff by Nick Bowman. - Credit: Archant

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: No Picnics Today by S

Some of the entries in Ely Photographic Clubs Ken Hitch competition this year: No Picnics Today by Shirley Eastwood. - Credit: Archant

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