Winners, runners-up and highly commended entries from the EEF Photography Awards 2012
Young category – 16-19 year olds
About the pictures
Manufacturing a Filter by Robert Watkins
The finishing process to a filter manufactured at Croft Engineering Services in Warrington.
Judges’ citation: The judges were impressed with the strong composition, good exposure and tonal range of this image with the welder’s arm leading in to the focal point.
Infinity Bridge, taken by Steve Watts
The Infinity Bridge in Stockton on Tees was constructed in 18 months by UK constructor Balfour Beatty and UK steel fabricator Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company, with White Young Green managing the whole project.
The footbridge was completed on time and to budget in December 2008 with 530 workers and used in total some 450 tonnes of UK Corus steel, 1.5 km of locked coil steel cable, 780 lights, 5,472 bolts and weighs 1040 tons. Almost all labour, materials and components were sourced locally in Great Britain.
Judges’ citation: The Infinity Bridge flows across the image, with good symmetry and lovely rich tones, while the person walking on the bridge gives a sense of scale.
Energy, by Jean Illingworth.
Old and new, clean and not so clean technology, creating energy, outshone by natural energy. Image take near Draw Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire.
Citation: A well composed and clearly thought through shot with the horizon in the lower third, and combining a range of energy sources.
Precision, taken by Mike Smith
Self-contained white metal PTFE faced hydrodynamic bearings, designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce Michell in Newcastle upon Tyne, for destroyers, submarines, luxury yachts and cruise vessels.
Citation: An intriguing image that draws the viewer in, bringing together a kaleidoscope of colours and a human element.
Watching and Waiting, by Ray Troll
The BAE Systems-developed, all-British Mantis Unmanned Air System pictured at Warton in Lancashire has been designed as a Medium Altitude Long Endurance Reconnaissance and Surveillance system capable of remaining airborne for over 24 hours, flying autonomously and allowing its mission commanders to concentrate on key decisions without the need for constant intervention. Systems like this could play a major role in search and rescue work and disaster monitoring in the decades ahead.
Citation: This image conjures up drama and has a sinister feel with the skies parting. It is extremely well executed and framed to accentuate the subject.
2012 Icon, by Tamika Morris
An image of the iconic torch taken during the London Olympics 2012.
Citation: An interesting view of a heavily photographed and profiled icon, demonstrating good use of spot colour. The judges felt this image captured the spirit of 2012.
Moulding Chambers, by Shane Butler
Just one of many casting moulds that are made at Chamberlin & Hill in Walsall which are used in British 21st century automotive and construction sectors.
Citation: A strong graphic and congruent feel brings out the sense of metallic texture.
Liquid Gold, by James Speakman
Rosy Apple sweet mixture being poured onto an internally cooled table at William Santus and Co. Ltd in Wigan, Lancashire. The process is started by heating all ingredients in a gas fired pan and then moulded by hand to form a large mound of the sweet. This is then fed through a forming machine to produce the small sweets we all know and love. Santus and Co Ltd. have used this manufacturing process for over 100 years, and have become an icon in British culture through the production of Uncle Joes Mint Balls.
Citation: A technically well executed image in the lighting conditions, giving a feel for the sweep of the mixture.