Print Competition No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

This week they braved crossing the Thames and flocked into the village hall - club members eagerly anticipating the second competition of the season - prints - and with no set subject!

The judge for the evening was unable to join us - so who would stand in?..... Yes....! No other than our revered Chairman, that collector of curiosities, raconteur and now the man in the firing line... Alan Copeland!!!

Facing him were 37 images - 12 monochrome and 25 colour (only needed to tell you one of these really didn't I?) depicting a very wide range of subjects.... and behind him.... enough to strike fear into the heart of any judge.... the body of club members!!

The images were all, as you might expect, of superb quality. We were treated to landscapes, seascapes, natural history, artwork, people and places. Alan, as you might expect, did a great job (no- he didn't bribe me to say this but I am open to offers!) giving detailed and helpful comments on each image, often with suggestions to further improve them - if possible!

So at the end of the evening it was time for the eagerly-awaited results. In the monochrome section the images receiving 20s were: "Wittering Beach" by Nigel Fenner and "Shining Through" by Trevor King. In the colour section they were: "West Window, Norwich Cathedral" by Brian Jolley, "Snow Leopard" by John Sexton and "Dressing the Marker" by Ian Nash. Both mono images received stars, as did all three 20s in the colour section.

The final positions in the monochrome section were as follows: in equal 3rd place came Nigel Farmer and Trevor King, both scoring 36 points; in second place - Ivor Cowley with 37 points and in first place - Nigel Fenner with 39 points. In the colour section there were two sharing third place - Edward Curtis and Trevor King both scoring 37 points. Sharing first place were Brian Jolley and John Sexton with 38 points.

Congratulations to all scoring 20s and to those occupying podium positions - and well done to all who entered the competition, giving us such a visual treat!

And as for the judge - what more can be said? Great judging and good comments - and he survived the evening in front of fellow club members (well - they could have turned hostile couldn't they???)


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