PrintCompetition No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Our second competition last week – prints this time and no set subject. Always a sense of expectancy on these occasions! Our man in the hot seat this time was Roger McCallum – a challenging job being the judge!

 Well, Roger was faced with an excellent array of images – 52 in total - and as usual with an open competition – a diversity of subject matter! So photographic and technical expertise was paramount in making judgements. As usual the monochrome images were first to be judged – everything from gritty, moody scenes to architecture – and images that – well – just have to be taken in mono!!! Then on to the colour prints which again ranged from natural history and landscapes to portraits and subjects which only photographers and other artists see at the time! Roger, as usual, was excellent in making constructive comments on each image laced with his quietly humorous anecdotes!

So at the end we of course had high scorers and eventually winners. In the mono section there were two 20s scored; ‘Pine Woodlands’ by Ceri Jones (which earned the star) and ‘The Old Pier’ by Tony Bates. In the colour section there were three: ‘Camber Docks, Portsmouth Fishing Fleet’ by Ray Lewis, and two by John Sexton – ‘Kingfisher’ (starred) and ‘Red Squirrel’. The final positions for mono were: in 3rd place with 37 points was Nigel Fenner, and in joint first place were Ceri Jones and Tony Bates, both with 38 points. In the colour section Ivor Cowley and Tony Bates tied for 3rd place with 37 points; Edward Curtis came second with 38 points – and the winner scoring a perfect 40 was John Sexton!

A superb evening – congratulations to the high scorers and winners – and well done to everybody who entered and created such a high standard for the competition. Many thanks to Roger – who came virtually at the last minute to be our judge – we look forward to seeing you again in December!

 

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