Look At This Tree Frog – Wednesfield Winner!

1st place sue rowbothamAs your Local Councillor I get used to being asked to deliver on certain things. Yesterday I was asked to judge Wednesfield Photography Clubs first ever competition. I happily agreed, as it was a first for me- Judging such a competition.

It was a little bit of a worry, because I am no photographer! I don’t know anything about the finer arts, that photographers possess.

But I turned up and was so very surprised at how many people were there, and the fact that 65 entries were on the screen for judging!

Wow! I was very nervous as I tooh to the front of the class.

Any way i took the task up with sweaty palms. I spoke a few words, looked hard at the images. Then slowly , very slowly I started to sift through the entries. I heard the whispers, as I asked for one to be put aside, then another. Then the shuffling as I passed over this one, then taht one! After what seemed like an age I had 35 images to go over again. Boy it was tough.

But in the end we pulled out some stunning images, and the winner is this one!

I thought that this ‘Tree Frog’ had everything you would want as a photo. It was interesting, it had great eyes, and it was just simply beautiful……and so from my unpractised eye, I chose it as the best in class.

Congratulations to Sue Rowbotham who won Ist Place – Just Fabulous….to the rest of the entries. I am overwhelmed by the quality and standard of all the entries. Hope you all put them together and make a little exhibition for the people of Wednesfield to come and see..I am sure the Library could be persuaded to take part.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more