Digital Competition No 4

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So here we were - brave, hardy souls - all the way through the trials and tribulations of the ladder competitions to this week - the final one for this year - the one which decides who is on the top rung of the digital ladder! It was an open competition, so no set subject - a challenge for the judge, who this week was Caroline Colgate ARPS all the way from Bracknell.

What a variety of truly superb images she was faced with too! There were landscapes, seascapes, architecture, the natural world and portraits. Caroline - as ever - gave a considered judgement on each image, commenting on its composition, technical details and artistic merits. No mean feat when faced with such a variety of subjects!

Five images gained 20 points. These were:"Keeping Warm" by John Sexton; "In the Bluebell Wood" by Melvyn Newman; "Brighton Pier" by Nigel Farmer; "The Bodger" by Ian Lewis and "West Pier Brighton" by Tony Bates - which also gained the star rating of best in show (as they say in Crufts!).

In the end, four members gained the top mark of 38 points! They were: Ceri Jones, John Sexton, Melvyn Newman and Tony Bates - closely followed by Nigel Farmer with 37 points.

Congratulations to all who achieved top marks and those who gained high placings!

And of course, this being the last ladder competition, we now know who the overall winners are. In third place with a total of 146 points is Tony Bates; in second place is Melvyn Newman with 147 points and top of the ladder is Ceri Jones with 149 points. Well done all!

And now .... the highest marked images throughout the season go forward to our Picture of the Year competition - should be a great evening!


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