by Greg Dennis

Bunty’s Water Rainbow image wins photography competition

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Greg Dennis, first year press and editorial photography student at University College Falmouth, (UCF) has won £400 worth of holiday vouchers in a photography competition held by Helpful Holidays. His winning photo, Bunty’s Water Rainbow shows his dog playing in the river Teign, Devon.

Greg’s grandmother and great aunt were born and grew up in Chagford, Devon, and this year the extended family decided to reminisce and return to the area for a holiday.

During the week the family re-visited stepping stones on the River Teign that his grandmother used to run across when she was in her teens. The family dog, a black Labrador named Bunty joined them and while she dived for a rock, Greg, standing in the water captured the moment her tail sprayed a rainbow of water droplets and in doing so, snapped the winning shot.

Greg told ArtsCulture: “The pressand editorial photography course at UCF was the only course I wanted to do and so spurred on by my acceptance onto it I was determined to take more photographs over the summer before arriving in Falmouth.

“During my family holiday I was lucky enough to capture this magic moment and was delighted to learn after I started at Falmouth that I had won the prize – a fantastic start to a fantastic course!”

Mal Stone, award leader of the course said: “We are really thrilled that Greg has won this prize for his photography given that he has only been on the course for just seven weeks.

“This is mirroring the standard and quality of editorial photography that our students are producing on the course.”

Greg is from Marlborough where he attended St John’s School before joining UCF’s press and editorial photography course this autumn.

He initially attended UCF’s pressgang juniors day where prospective applicants to the press and editorial photography course are able to visit UCF in order to gain an insight into the course, meet staff and current students and attend workshops. The course runs a number of these days throughout the year with two planned for Wednesday and Thursday, December 8 and 9. Interested participants should email tasterdays@falmouth.ac.uk or telephone 01326 213706 for further information or to book a place.

(from a press release)

(image: Bunty’s Water Rainbow by Greg Dennis)