Heckington Show Photographic Competition
The 140th Heckington Show was held on Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th July 2007.
In the photographic competition, one of the classes was ‘Village Life’ and amateur photographer, Keith Biggerdyke, came up with an idea that bell ringing would make an ideal subject. Keith is very interested in photographing Lincolnshire churches, and often takes twenty or thirty shots of one church, concentrating on detailed shots, of gargoyles, windows, doorways and so on.
He arrived at Bicker practice on Monday 16th July 2007 and took a plenty of pictures. Despite the difficult light, and cramped ringing chamber, he managed to achieve some good shots, perhaps practising on gargoyles helped?
He won a second prize in the snapshot class and third in the enlargement class, both with pictures of bell ringing at Bicker. His best photograph this year, which won him a first prize, is a shot of Boston Stump, floodlit on Christmas night 2006.
On Monday 20th August Keith returned to Bicker practice bringing a framed copy of some of the prints he had taken, to be kept in the ringing chamber, and to report on the competition.