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Gold Award received from The Societies
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The Sanu won a Gold
For one reason or another It just did not happen. So in December, the very last competition of 2014 I decided to go for it and enter my photograph of The Sanu.
To my utter disbelief and amazement I was awarded a Gold and the opportunity to be shortlisted for The Societies Photographer of the year 2014.
The SWPP monthly competition opens up to a huge range of competition categories and to thousands of photographers from across the world. The standard is consistently very high and getting and a Gold really takes something special. Gold Awards go forward in January to the annual judging at The Societies convention (held in London) and these images are deemed to be images of the highest standard. They are also published in the Societies’ Magazine “Professional Imagemaker” .
As an artist, I am very critical of my own work so to receive such high commendations from some of the worlds top photographers, who judge these competitions is a very proud moment for me.
Will I enter more competitions in 2015, OH YES!!
So here it is, The Sanu
Built in Looe in 1942 by Curtis and Pape Ltd, the Sanu was one of 50 supply vessels ordered as tenders for the Royal Navy.
In 2001 she set sail along the North Cornwall coast, bound for dry dock near Bristol where she was to undergo a long overdue restoration, but her engine failed and her owners were forced to take shelter in the Gannel estuary, which would become her final resting place.
The National Trust in North Cornwall tried everything they could to save her, as it brought so many visitors to the Gannel but unfortunately she just became too unsafe and the hard decision was made to take her apart.
Parts of her still however live on as Kevin McLeod from Grand Designs used part of the vessel for one of his builds on Man Made home.
Also key parts of the Sanu's hull have been preserved for research purposes by the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust.
Thank you reading my blog and hope you enjoyed ღ
Kevin McLeod Images by Adam GraySWNS.com
Sanu information from The Guardian Newspaper
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