Trevor’s photo is a wave winner
A stunning photograph taken by Forth Valley College Creative Industries Technician Trevor Griffin has been voted best in a recent competition.
His snap on waves breaking on the shore at Blackness won the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative’s (IFLI) ‘A Different Perspective’ competition held in October.
On a windy day on a beach near Blackness Castle, Trevor used his SLR camera at a low angle to capture the perfect shot he was looking for. This scooped him the top prize of a custom print of the photograph, and a pair of RSPB binoculars, presented to him by the IFLI – an organization funded by the National Lottery and developed through a partnership led by RSPB Scotland that brings together Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils, Central Scotland Forest Trust, Sustrans, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
“I am delighted to win this competition and I am proud of myself as I don’t regard myself as a photographer. I use the camera as a referencing tool as I am an artist and painter. I have more than 100,000 images on file which I file in case I want to paint them. This photo is certainly one I think I will have a go at as I was really pleased with it.
“Some of the students in the Stirling Campus have been congratulating me and I am a wee bit embarrassed as I don’t like to blow my own trumpet, but it is nice.”