Two awards for Glenrothes sport snapper

Image entitled 'This Way Mo!' taken by Glenrothes photographer Ron Russell.
Image entitled 'This Way Mo!' taken by Glenrothes photographer Ron Russell.

A Glenrothes sports photographer has won two trophies at the Inter Fife Photographic Competition.

Ron Russell won the ‘Mono’ category with an image entitled ‘The Jumper’ from the Birmingham Sainsbury’s Indoor Athletics earlier this year, featuring Morgan Lake, one of Britain’s best Heptathletes performing in the long jump.

He followed this up winning the ‘Best Portrait’ section with a photograph named ‘This Way, Mo!’ of Mo Farah just after he had won the Great North Run in 2014.

In this image, Ron can be seen reflected in Mo’s sunglasses just above the BUPA banner.

Ron is the president of Kirkcaldy Photographic Society (KPS), a club he is proud to be a part of.

The club managed to win both the ‘Mono’ and ‘Colour’ categories in the InterFife competition and placed second in the Digital files group behind St Andrews Photographic Society.

St Andrews won the overall competition by one point, pushing Kirkcaldy into second place.

Other members of KPS who scored well were Phil Cooke, from Kinglassie, who placed second in the colour section with an image entitled ‘Misty Moor’ and Moira Gardiner who placed third with “Climbing Frog”.

Gordon Graham scored equally as high with a motorcycle image, “On the Line” but was given fourth place in colour.

He managed third in the Digital section.