In September, we invited you to send us your shots taken anywhere in a BR5 or BR6 location, celebrating the people and places of Orpington as captured through your own lens - whether with a professional camera or smartphone.
One Boy & His Dog by Janie Heckel
You did not disappoint. Thank you to everyone who entered for the many fantastic photos we received; the judges had a tough decision to make.
In Loving Memory by Adrian Rowley
The competition hopes to encourage people to look positively at their environment. Indeed, recent times have given many the chance to look at their surroundings with a fresh perspective. One thing which was evident from the entries is the importance that green spaces play in our lives, and how important it is to protect them – whether the fields at Derry Downs, Sparrow Wood, Petts Wood, or indeed Priory Gardens – where this year’s winning photo was taken.
Autumn Days by Andrea Cseke
Congratulations to Andrea Cseke, whose photograph Autumn Days (above) will feature on the front of the Orpington Calendar and who will enjoy £100 to spend in an Orpington town centre restaurant.
The judges loved the colours and composition of the photograph, and the fact it captured a moment of joy in a cherished local space.
Tunnel Vision Gary Atkins
Competition was strong. You can see some of the other photos which caught our eye on these pages but there are lots of great shots that can’t be featured in the calendar, head over to our Facebook page to take a look at some of them.
The Orpington Calendar 2023 will be available from Orpington Library and on sale at Light Up Orpington on November 20th will all proceeds going to Bromley Homeless. The minimum suggested donation is £5 per calendar but please give whatever you can to help this fantastic charity carry out their vital work.
The High Street From Above by Steve Sangster