Bishopton photographer wins national photography competition Bishopton photographer wins national photography competition
A photographer from Bishopton has won a national photography competition. The accolade of overall winner of the National Historic Ships UK’s 2018 Photography Competition and Marsh Volunteer and Flagship Awards was... Bishopton photographer wins national photography competition

A photographer from Bishopton has won a national photography competition.

The accolade of overall winner of the National Historic Ships UK’s 2018 Photography Competition and Marsh Volunteer and Flagship Awards was awarded to Russell Anley from Bishopton after his image, ‘Graceful Lines’, was chosen from hundreds of entries to scoop the £1,000 prize awarded by National Historic Ships UK.  The prize will go to a vessel of Russell’s choice on the National Register of Historic Vessels.


Photo: Winner – Graceful Lines by Russell Anley

National Historic Ships UK’s annual awards ceremony is a celebration of maritime heritage around the UK coasts, lakes, and rivers, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering, or by operating them and encouraging the public to go on board at festivals and events.

The winners were revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Corporation of Trinity House, London.

Commenting on Russell’s winning image, judge Paul Atterbury, said: “Although Waverley is one of Britain’s best known historic ships, this exciting image shows her in a new light – dramatic, elegant and racing across the sea. It also brings together a classic ship and modern photographic techniques and processes, with spectacular results.”

The competition has been supported this year by Winter & Co., Arthur Beale, Waverley Excursions Ltd., Classic Boat, Robbins Timber and AxisTwelve.


Full list of the NHS-UK photography competition winners:

Category A – Our Historic Vessels
Winner – Graceful Lines, by Russell Anley, from Bishopton, Renfrewshire
Highly commended – Radio Caroline Dramatics, by Stacey Belbin, from West Mersea, Essex

Category B – Skills in Action
Winner – Making ready to sail the Tres Hombres, by Peter Hunt from Brixham, Devon
Highly commended – Caulking, by Peter Pangbourne, from West Mersea, Essex

Category C – Wish you were here
Winner – Centaur. A piece of cake, by Veronica Stevens, from Chelmsford, Essex
Highly commended – Anchored up at Droughty Point, by Jeff Murray from Sandy Bay, Australia

Category D – A True Classic
Winner – Edge to edge, by Philippe Saudreau, from Plérin, France
Highly commended – Barges on the Backwater, by Colm O’Laoi, from Brightlingsea, Essex

Category E – Faces of the Sea
Winner – Puffer Spartan and her skipper, by Alan Kempster, from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
Highly commended – The lure of the sea, by Ian Kippax, from Ely, Cambridgeshire

People’s Choice
Winner – Radio Caroline Dramatics – by Stacey Belbin, from West Mersea, Essex.
Highly Commended – Dorothy at rest, by Peter Pangbourne, from West Mersea, Essex

National Historic Ship UK’s Photographer 2018
Overall Winner
Graceful Lines, by Russell Anley, from Bishopton, Renfrewshire