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Our August Photographic Winner

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August has proved to be a difficult month for our panel of judges. Our online photographic competition is intended to showcase Tattenhall and to capture through the lens quite what it means to be part of our fantastic rural community and its nearby district. It has been interesting to see what our budding snappers have been up to during the month of August, reflected in their entries.

With this in mind, this month's winner is the photograph which quite obviously sums up our agricultural heritage, is what we might expect during the month of August and which showcases the fields surrounding our village. Congratulations to the individual on Burwardsley Road who pushed the button and captured a lovely, relaxed photograph of two youngsters having fun with a bale of hay. In an age when most youngsters appear to be surgically attached to some form of electronic device, this was a refreshing and simplistic composition.

The fantastic and very professional photograph of the goldfinch deserves huge credit and has been taken, without doubt, by a highly accomplished individual. On this occasion, however, the judges felt that the fun with the bale of hay was a 'best fit' to what we might expect during the month of August. That said, we encourage this individual to submit an entry to Tattenhall's Annual Show.

The sneaky views in and around Tattenhall Hall show that you can look at things quite differently. The judges commented that the birch trees do have a certain grace and architecture and may well have been planted with such an impact in mind. That said, it was felt that the impact might have been even greater in the photograph had the people been omitted. This was regarded to be a good try and the remaining photograph gave a very different view of life near to the High Street. Perhaps zoomed in and taken with autumn colours might yet add to this composition (our judges suggested they have another try as the leaves turn).

Our thanks to all of you who have 'had a go' — remember, the Olympics are about taking part as much as about winning gold and that works for our village website too!

So, everyone, we would like to see more photographs and let everyone admire what there is to be seen in Tattenhall!

For September entries, we ask you to submit photographs entitled 'Back After the Holidays' — see previous news stories regarding rules and submissions.

Don't forget that mounted hard copy prints will be part of the Tattenhall Annual Show on Sunday — see latest news.

Happy Snapping throughout September!

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