Ruth’s photo is in the winning frame

A MONEYMORE woman has captured the eyes of the judges in the Mid Ulster Photographic Club competition.

Ruth Glendinning’s photograph is an inspiring and artistic image of a beautiful mossy fence post.

Calvin Harlow, from Draperstown, clinched second and third prizes with a photograph of a lamb at the trough and stunning photograph of a great tit with a nut.

The 40 finalists were showcased at the Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership’s Spring in the Sperrins event last month.

“A surprise element was added to the club competition this year,” said Jack Ferguson, Chairman of the Mid Ulster Photography Club. “Normally we judge the competition ourselves but this year we had three impartial judges highlighted their own top photos to help decide the winners.”

Stéphanie Baine, Landscape Officer for the Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership said the entries to the competition were stunning images capturing life in the Sperrins and across Northern Ireland.

“Choosing my top ten was very difficult as each entry was very different. It is incredible to see the local talent we have in the area and we look forward to working closely with the club in the future,” she said.

The Mid Ulster Photography Club 2012 competition attracted a record number of entries in its club league this year, many of which will go forward to the Northern Ireland Photographic Association competition.

New members are always welcome to the Mid Ulster Photography Club and anyone who wishes to find out more about the club can make contact through the website at