Pupils were able to take advantage of the local area during the lockdown, with entries including Chigwell Meadows, Claybury Park, Epping Forest, Lee Valley Park, Roding Valley Nature Reserve, and Walthamstow Wetlands, as well their own gardens and views from home.
Animals & Insects
Wild and domesticated animals made a frequent appearance; friendly foxes, beautiful birds and delightful dogs were amongst the photos. It was intriguing to see close-up of insects too – from a camouflaged caterpillar to a spindly-legged spider.
The recent cold-snap created the chance for some pupils to capture sensational roadside ‘ice-scapes’ - blending more urban backdrops with the glacial delights that appeared.
Thank you all pupils who submitted an entry.
We are pleased to announce the following winners:
1st Place - Sam (Red Sunset)
"A stunning observation of a highly coloured sky. The stark silhouette of the tree makes a striking contrast with the orange clouds and the houses and gardens which are dusted with snow." - Mr Aitken
2nd Place - Talia ‘Even on the darkest days when it’s hard to see the light- hope is there, always, able to shine bright’.
3rd Place - Michael ‘Sneak a break’
1st Place - Vika (Trees in perspective)
"A really creative piece that through the use of an unusual viewpoint encourages us to look at a very familiar subject in a new and interesting manner. The photograph demonstrates a thoughtful use of composition and presents a dramatic reinterpretation of the natural world." - Mr Aitken
2nd Place - Rhys ‘Glacial Fortress'
3rd Place - Dexter ‘Sly Fox’
1st Place - Esther ‘Predator and Prey'
"An amazingly detailed image of a spider and a woodlouse. Looking at the photograph we can feel the tension and drama of a moment which would be too small and fleeting for us to usually witness. Looking at the photograph we all wonder 'what happens next?'" - Mr Aitken
2nd Place - Ava-Isha 'Reflections of an iced lake, Epping Forest'
3rd Place - Ehan (Pink rose and sunlight)
Marketing Director’s Highly Commended Place - Benyamin ‘ Predator in the Garden’. "I love the expression captured on the cat's face." - Miss Burton
1st Place - Damian ‘Circle of friendship'
"The use of colour and the way in which the various plant and natural forms are arranged creates an image which has a number of intriguing abstract qualities whist still maintaining a strong connection to the natural world." - Mr Aitken
Joint Second Place
2nd Place - Alice (Purple flowers)
2nd Place - Zara - Holly Class (Pigeon & squirrel on tree stump)
3rd Place - Oscar 'Hellebore in the front garden.