Print Competition No 4 "Open"
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
So there we were - the second week of April (feels like February) and the last of the season's print ladder competitions! No set subject this time - so a real variety. The man putting his head on the block this week - Gordon Richards - all the way from Wallingford.
He had a superb range to look at too! In both the monochrome and colour sections there was a good sprinkling of wildlife (some more wild than others!), people, places, activities and customs (not the HMRC sort!), all the way from our doorstep to more far-flung places (even further than London). The quality of the images was superb (as expected) so not an easy task for Gordon then! He was extremely thorough in his assessment of each image giving thoughtful, detailed critiques all through the competition.
And finally to those coveted 20s. In the mono section Brian Jolley achieved two for his images "Probably Not an Ancestor" and "Smile Please", giving him the maximum 40 points! Tony Bates also achieved a 20 for "Hartland Point". In the colour section both of John Sexton's images earned the maximum: "Grizzly Bears" and "Siberian Tiger". Edward Curtis also achieved a 20 for "Bird of Paradise".
The winners of the mono section were: in joint third place John Sexton and Nigel Farmer both with 34 points; in second place came Tony Bates with 39 points and in first place was Brian Jolley with 40 points.
In the colour section there were six people sharing second place: Graham Mulrooney, Ian Nash, Ivor Cowley, Nigel Farmer, Eric Needs and Edward Curtis - all with 35 points! The winner, though, with 40 points was John Sexton.
Congratulations to all the winners and maximum point-ers!
Thanks to all who entered and made this such an entertaining evening and thanks, of course, to Gordon for his excellent judging.