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Talented photographers snap top BGAJ photography awards

By 27th October 2023November 1st, 2023No Comments


Belted Galloway heifers standing in bracken

Farmers Guardian’s Marcello Garbagnoli won the livestock category for his Belted Galloway shot

The work of talented photographers from across the Guild has been recognised in the 2023 BGAJ Photography Awards.

In the livestock category, Farmers Guardian’s Marcello Garbagnoli scooped the top prize for his picture of Belted Galloway heifers grazing on the fells of Great Langdale, Lake District, Cumbria (above).

Judge, national press photographer Anthony Chappell-Ross, said: “Even when all the elements of a great picture are available, you still have to find them and create. Everything comes together in the picture, light, background and the stock front and centre lined-up as if requested to do so.”

Runner-up was Wayne Hutchinson, for his photo of a sheepdog being pestered by two lambs.


Combine harvester pouring grain into a truck in a field as the sun sets

Tim Scrivener’s harvest photo showed the challenge of harvest for farmers everywhere, said the judge

Tim Scrivener was awarded first prize in the arable category for his picture of barley being harvested in the late evening sun in Lincolnshire.

Judges said the photo, which was published in Farmers Guardian, “exemplifies the battles faced by farmers the world over – so much to do in such a short window.”

Runner-up in the category was Marcello Garbagnolli for his picture of a Claas Lexion combine harvesting wheat.


Cattle grazing as the sun rises over hills

John Eveson’s photo had beautiful light, beautiful scenery and interest from every angle, said the judge

And in the environment and sustainability category John Eveson got the top prize for his photo of Aberdeen Angus cattle in the early morning in Glen Shee, in the Cairngorms National Park.

The judge said: “If you want an image to promote natural farming and the landscape then this is it. What a shot; beautiful light, beautiful scenery and interest from the very front of the image to the very back making you explore the whole picture.”

Chris McCullough came runner up for his photo of a solitary wild flower in a cereal crop, published in Scottish Farmer.