Tuesday 18 December 2012

Scottish Salmon Photography Competition winner

A stunning picture of an amazing pink sunset over the Isle of Gigha has won the Scottish Salmon Company’s (SSC) annual photography completion.
The photo taken by production and sales planner Emma Byers, of Tayinloan, will now be used on promotional literature and on the company’s website which is seen by customers and buyers all around the world.
In the competition, which invited entries from SSC staff and their families, Camilla MacDonald, a biologist with the company won second prize for her picture of Loch Na Keel, Mull and Peter Cassels, an IT systems support analyst, came third with his photograph of Loch Fyne.
Rosanna Pile for The Scottish Salmon Company, which employs over 380 people up and down the West Coast of Scotland, commented:
“Every year we get some fantastic entries and this year the standard was especially high. We work in some stunning settings and the task is to produce a picture that connects them to the place where they live and work.
“This year’s winner, Emma Byers, took a shot of an amazing sunset and it was chosen because of the way it captures the reflecting light and the texture of the sea.”
 Emma, who works out of SSC’s base at Lochgilphead was thrilled. She said: “I don’t take a lot of photos and have never entered the competition before, so this was a very lucky shot. We were coming home by boat after a day with my brother-in-law and his children who live on Gigha and it was such a perfect sunset I’m glad I got the picture.”