Talented Bournemouth Air Festival snappers presented with prizes for winning photos (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Talented Bournemouth Air Festival snappers presented with prizes for winning photos
THREE people who captured stunning images of the Bournemouth Air Festival have received their prizes from a Daily Echo and Castle Cameras competition.
Guy Wood, 24, from Charminster, won the adult section of the competition with his picture of the Red Arrows seen from the Jon Egging Memorial on the East Cliff.
He won £300 in vouchers to spend at Castle Cameras on Wimborne Road, Winton.
And the experience has inspired him to try photography as a profession. He is on the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme and is putting together a business plan to become a freelance photographer.
“This competition has helped me go self-employed. I want to do it all day every day,” he said.
He only ended up at the Jon Egging Memorial because he was delayed on the day.
“I came here to Castle Cameras to buy a tripod,” he said. “I ended up being on the cliff top instead of underneath at the pier.”
The judges highly commended a shot by Mark Horsford, who took a picture of the Red Arrows as they flew over the field in Sopley where his son Theo, nine, was tending to their horse.
Mark took the shot on his Samsung phone from the livery stables where the horse is kept.
“I knew they would be coming but it was sheer luck. I was poo-picking at the time!” he said.
The winning shot in the junior competition as by Ajay Coombes, aged nine, who collected a Canon A1300 camera. He took his picture from the seafront with his mum Navarat’s iPhone.
“It was when the Red Arrows were doing the heart shape,” he said.
“I didn’t know it was in the competition – my mum sent it in.”
Racheal Tattum of Castle Cameras said the standard of the entries had been very high. “It was really hard to choose, but the winning shot sums up the air festival,” she added.
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