We recently decided that we needed to do a revamp of our rangers room, after seeing a refurbishment to our top offices next door.
Let’s just say we didn’t like the feeling of being left out.
We therefore came up with the idea of decorating the walls with some canvases the six best Ranger’s images from 2019.
With 12 entries, there could only be six winners.
I asked that every ranger submit their favourite photograph they captured in 2019. I really thought this would be a quick selection but soon the competitive side came out. The decisions were very tough; Do I submit a cat photo? Do I submit a different, more abstract photograph? Do I try be completely out the norm with only landscape? Black and white or colour? The questions were endless.
This competition soon had all rangers in complete panic as to what to submit. I can recall James Tyrrell sending me a different photo everyday then deleting it saying he’d changed his mind.
To be completely neutral we set up a panel of judges: Duncan MacLarty (General Manager), Bronwyn Varty (Family owner), David Dampier (Head of Finance) and Jess MacLarty (former ranger). The brief was simply to select their favourite six images to put on the wall. The judges did not know who had taken the various photographs.
What was so interesting was that five out of six of the winning images where selected by every judge. Clear winners.
Competition aside, I was in awe of the ranging team and their selected photos. Some diverse and some brilliant moments captured; a unique set of images that capture a unique memory for each individual that reminds them of a time enjoyed in 2019.
I will let you decide on your best six (feel free to comment on your personal favourite below).
Enjoy the brilliant images submitted: