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Firstly, I would like to thank all the entrants of the challenge, we had a few that had never used a camera and most who had never entered a themed challenge. This was our first photo challenge and we hope to have many more in the future.

I was particularly impressed with Garfield's Maesteg town centre entry (first time using an SLR) and Colin J's patterns of a bridge entry, which he took on a very simple phone. The winner, for me was Les' lines entry (iPhone), which was runner-up, pipped to the post by the technical spec of a Pentax, rather than any skill or artistry of the operator (me).

Other notable efforts were by Pete (Nikon bridge) and some arty sepia photos from Phil (phone) our Photo Club leader.

Best photos were decided by the club members vote a few weeks ago. Photo of the winners, Phil (left) presented Mark (centre) and Les (right) with their vouchers, thanks Phil.

1st Prize, a £15 Tesco voucher was won by Mark (me) for a long night exposure (15 seconds) of Port Talbot Steel Works, from Broom Hill. It was a windy night and I took about 8 exposures, one came out sharp.

2nd Prize, a £10 Tesco voucher was won by Les, for his iPhone photo of telephone lines and washing lines, he took this from a friend's garden, I believe.

3rd Prize, a £5 Tesco voucher was won by me again, thanks chaps! It was a photo of the blue building on the sea front of Porthcawl taken with a Nikon S9700 pocket camera.

All of the Challenge photos can be seen below:

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