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Friday, 18 January 2013

'Best Friends' depicts joy of sight



The winner of Bausch + Lomb's Joy of Sight photography competition has been announced, with ‘Best Friends’ (pictured) by Sally Stratton from Cornwall, scooping the top prize.
 
The selected image won a Nikon D3100 SLR Pro Kit from iGadjit Cameras.
 
Entrants were asked to submit an original image encapsulating what sight means to them and capturing the joy it brings, to highlight the importance of keeping eyes healthy.
 
The contest was launched by Bausch + Lomb to raise awareness of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The image was selected from over 1,000 entries by a panel of judges from Bausch + Lomb, the Macular Disease Society, Amateur Photographer Magazine and included OT’s deputy editor Robina Moss. 
 
Describing her photograph Ms Stratton said: “The image is of my late father, Arthur, with his great grandson, Jake. Even with his poor eyesight his eyes would light up whenever Jake visited.”
 
‘Morning Rush’ by Alf Bailey of Cheshire, ‘Ayers Rock With Company’ by Robert Spanring of Somerset, ‘Anyone for a Paddle’ by Michael William Beales of Somerset and ‘Life Begins’ by Jodie Cooling of Oxfordshire were also highly commended for their powerful and moving images.
 
The pictures can be seen on www.joyofsightcomp.co.uk