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Image credit: Chris French—Sunrise Pevensey Bay on this beautiful Sunday Bank Holiday

Picture of start of season goes to Chris French, possible contender for one of ‘top twenty’ in local photographs of the year in third annual competition?

Picture of the Season goes to Chris French, the day we appear to have moved straight from winter to summer, missing Spring somewhere in between.

The picture captures the moment, timed at 5:28am this morning (Sunday 14 May 2018) when the sun rose on this glorious, season changing day.

One of the photographs of the year here in Pevensey Bay? The people of Pevensey Bay will decide.

Our third annual photography competition begins this coming Friday, 11 May, with the competition entry stage open for one month. Entry details will be posted this coming week.

On the last occasion, the photograph judged to be the best entry, whittled down from nearly 100 entries to a top twenty, voted by the people of Pevensey Bay, was a simply extraordinary photography of the beach here in Pevensey Bay, shot by one of our very best photographers, Gary Sadler.

The competition is open to any local photographer shooting an identifiable local scene. Up to three photographs are admissable to the competition.

An independent panel of judges looking to whittle down the photographs to ‘the top twenty’ put forward to the final, said about the work of Gary Sadler, at the conclusion of the competition, “this image was a clear favourite from the start for the finals of the Bay Life Photographic Competition 2014, the third piece of work from Gary Sadler.

“It appears to be incredibly simple, but in fact there is a great deal going on in the picture to discover, that has lasting value.

“It is clearly identifiable as a local scene. It captures the strength of the sea and the storm together with the relationship with the groyne and the Bay. It is a natural composition that depicts an aspect of life in the Bay at a particular point in the seasons, that people know well. The way that wind spatters the water on the groyne is almost cinematic. It links to the recent floods that have battered the shoreline over the winter.

“Judged as a picture as very near perfection.and attracting close to 500 votes”.

The photograph, “Sunrise Pevensey Bay on this beautiful Sunday Bank Holiday”, timed at 5:28am today captures the essence of the spirit of Pevensey Bay as the sun rises on what has become a glorious Bank Holiday Sunday.

Perhaps we will be seeing this photography admitted to the competition.

This year the winning photograph will also appear in print in the Pevensey Bay Journal.

The winning photograph will also go forward as a consideration in the ‘Wish You Here’ series of 10 Bay Life postcards that are already appearing in the locality to represent an aspect of ‘the essence of life’  in Pevensey, Pevensey Bay, Normans Bay or Westham

Bay Life Local Photography competition 2018
Opening date for entries Friday 11 May 2018
Closing date for entries Monday 11 June 2018
Voting 12 June for two weeks, to 10:00pm Sunday 24 June
Winner and second and third places announced Monday 25 June

The winner of the second of these annual Bay Life competitions, The Storm, by Gary Sadler can be viewed here.