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AditNow 2009 Photography Competition Results
All submitted photographs were of a very high standard and judging between them and deciding on winners was an exceptionally hard task.
Photographs were judged on a balance between photographic merit and relevance to the subject 'Mine Exploration' and their interpretation of that subject.
Thank you to all who took the time to enter, and sorry we couldn't award a prize to everyone.
Crane, Box Limestone Mine by JonK.
A technically fantastic underground photograph, perfectly composed and wonderfully lit, with just the right amount of shadow and no burnout (difficult to achieve in a Bath stone mine).
This year's 1st prize donated by Excellent Stuff was a StenLight S7 headlamp, battery & charger.
Miners' Steps, Cwmorthin Slate Mine by Roy Fellows.
It's not often you see big Welsh slate mine chambers lit as well as this, or with the depth of field, but this photo pulls it off.
This year's 2nd prize donated by ABC Powermarine was a Fenix TK11 flashlight, charger and batteries.
3rd Place (Joint)
Stope, Brownley Hill Mine by Sparty_lea.
A really atmospheric shot in this stope, nice lighting and an explorer for scale, really captures the feel of the mine.
The Mike Moore prize for 3rd prize donated by Moore Books was £40 worth of mining books.
3rd Place (Joint)
Caplecleugh Low Horse Level, Caplecleugh Lead Mine by Sparty_lea.
This is the photo that everybody when shown says something along the lines of "do you do that?" or "wouldn't get me in there", the explorers are enjoying themselves in an environment most people would rather avoid, and it really sums up mine exploration.
Prize of a goody bag donated by Excellent Stuff of Fenix PD30 / Charger / Batteries / Meander bolting bag.
Some really excellent photos from all around the country, the margin between these and the prize winners was so tiny, well done everybody.
Long Rake, Spar Mine by Edd.