Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Friday, 27 March 2015

Austrian Alpine Club Photo Competition - 2014

Readers may recall a diplomatic incident several years ago when I entered a winning photo in the AAC competition. ‘Butterflyfest’ had actually been taken by Sue!

We judged the competition the following year and submitted our 2013 entry too late. But we recently submitted a fairly random selection of snaps taken in 2014.

It’s not a big contest, and the winners simply receive certificates. This year just 21 members sent in a total of 128 images, including 4 sketches.

The hasty and random selection of the images, coupled with my very average snapping skills, meant I had no expectations of success. Sue and I each submitted 5 entries.

Yesterday the results were announced, with some 20 of the 128 images, taken by 13 of the 21 entrants, receiving awards or commendations.

Sue was pleased to discover that one of her pictures was commended, though on this occasion I missed out.

The pictures we submitted are shown in chronological order below. Can you spot Sue’s commended entry?

Wild Camp at Annat

Lochan na h-Earba

Long Flowered Primrose

Round-leaved Saxifrage

Botany Calling

Sassongher Awaits

Crocodile in Badia

Rhaetian Poppy

Mountain Houseleek

Marsh Helleborine

The Austrian Alpine Club has several thousand members. Membership includes some insurance cover and members receive 50% discounts on their accommodation in affiliated mountain huts, so it’s worth joining for no other reason if you are going to spend a week or so in such ‘huts’.


AlanR said...

They are all good but i will guess on the round leaved saxifrage.

Louise said...

All fab but I'd guess Rhaetian Poppy 😁

Phreerunner said...

Well done, Louise!

Louise said... I win a prize? ;-)

Phreerunner said...

A massage from Sue at Tarfside?

Louise said...

...a good catch up will probably suffice :-)

Phreerunner said...

You won't be following in Denis Pidgeon's 'footsteps' then? Sue won't know what to do with her hands...

Louise said...

Alan Sloman said...

I went for the poppy as well and was pleased I got it right but p****d off that Louise had beaten me by miles!
Well done Sue!
If Louise doesn't want the massage, send Sue over to my tent!