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Travel Image of the Month - January 2021 : Semana Santa, Night Parade, Jerez - Jay Charnock

Richard Lewis ARPS our judge for this month commented:-

"Having studied the January images, and it doesn't get any easier!
"There were several very striking ones, but following much deliberation, my conclusions are:
"Winner: Semana Santa, Night Parade, Jerez.  - Jay Charnock

"A very strong and dramatic composition conveying sense of place.   Well suited to its deep yet subtle shadowed monochrome treatment and portrait format.  Nicely composed with the two leading figures in the light and the third in shadows behind."

Highly Commended:
  • Morning Light in Old Havana, Cuba.  - Kai Kong Wong
    A simple atmospheric image that conveys a strong sense of both place and time.  Well positioned figures, nicely silhouetted and emphasised by their divergent shadows on the cobbles.

  • Grand Mosque by Night, Abu Dhabi. - John Robertson
    A very ethereal image – both in its colours and its tones. Strong sense of place.

  • Below the Cutty Sark. - Steve Day 
    Another strong and dramatic composition – very geometric and symmetrical and nicely contained within its frame.

Congratulations to Jay, her winning shot will be added to the Travel Image of the Month page on the website, with the overall monthly winners competing to be the Group’s best travel photograph of the year.

Click here to see winning images from previous years or here to see 2019 winners, here to 2020 winners, and here for 2021 winners.

Semana Santa, Night Parade
CREDIT: Jan 2021 Winner - Jay Charnock
Semana Santa, Night Parade, Jerez
Below The Cutty Sark, Greenwich
CREDIT: Steve Day - HC
Below The Cutty Sark, Greenwich
Morning Light In Old Havana, Cuba
CREDIT: Kai Kong Wong - HC
Morning Light In Old Havana, Cuba
Grand Mosque By Night Abu Dhabi
CREDIT: John Robertson - HC
Grand Mosque by night - Abu Dhabi
Monte Carlo
CREDIT: Catherine Phillips
Monte Carlo
Waorani Warriors, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador
CREDIT: Bob Chiu
Waorani warriors, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador
Ferry In The Mist
CREDIT: Neil Harris
Ferry In The Mist
Bromo , Early Morning
CREDIT: Dennis Anguige
Bromo , Early Morning
Where's My Phone?
CREDIT: Brian Allen
"Where's my phone?"
Distracted Nepal
CREDIT: Trevor Thurlow
Distracted - Nepal
Big Steps, Little Monk, Ladakh
CREDIT: Lin Wyles
Big Steps, Little Monk, Ladakh
Morning Coffee
CREDIT: Denis Rigg
Morning Coffee
Bridge In Time
CREDIT: Lynda Golightly
Bridge In Time
The Argument
CREDIT: Sanjoy Sengupta
The Argument
Going Home With Papa
CREDIT: Stu Thompson
Going home with Papa
Pin Valley, India
CREDIT: Saurabh Bhattacharyya
Pin Valley, India
The Check Up China
CREDIT: Sandy Fothergill
The Check Up - China
Tomato Picking
CREDIT: Phillip Walton
Tomato Picking - Morocco
Catch Brick Factory Vietnam By Andy Pinch
CREDIT: Andy Pinch
Catch-Brick Factory-Vietnam
The Painter’S Helper, Lhasa Tibet
CREDIT: Roger Lewis
The Painter’s Helper, Lhasa, Tibet
Namtu Road Works Burma
CREDIT: Ian Silvester
Namtu Road Works, Burma
Getting Ready
CREDIT: Liz Bugg
Getting Ready
Calcutta Kiosk By Steve Jones
CREDIT: Steve Jones
Calcutta Kiosk
Selling Meat In Burma Adrian Binney
CREDIT: Adrian Binney
Selling Meat in Burma
Scarborough Beach, July 2020
CREDIT: Richard Sheldrake
Scarborough Beach