This week we had the pleasure of entertaining Dougie Allen from Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club, who judged our colour print competition. There were 56 prints altogether covering a wide variety of subjects, including photographs of wildlife, portraits of people, and landscapes. The general quality was high, and a lot of the images submitted scored 17-points or more, although none of the images received 20 points. The most frequent comment about an image was the need to crop out a distraction. Dougie commented on the bland-looking sky in some of the prints and recommended the use of a polarizing filter to enhance the contrast in the sky.
The top scorers were (in reverse order):
- 5th place (49 points)
- Malcolm Roberts
- Lorraine Roberts
- Simon Wilkinson
- Steven Beard
- George Davidson
- 4th place (51 points)
- Mike Clark
- Steve Barber
- 3rd place (52 points)
- Charlie Briggs
- Joe Fowler
- George Todd
- 2nd place (50 points)
- Jennifer Davidson
- 1st place (54 points)
- Jim Tod
The top images were
- Jay (Charlie Briggs) – 19 points
- Low Tide (Joe Fowler) – 19 points
- Lubber Hopper (Jim Tod) – 19 points
- Hare Raiding Barley Field (Jennifer Davidson) – 18 points
- Osprey Carrying Catch (Jennifer Davidson) – 18 points
- Jacobite (Jim Tod) – 18 points.
- Rapid Teamwork (George Todd) – 18 points
- Licking My Wounds (Mike Clark) – 18 points
- Concentration (Steve Barbour)– 18 points
Congratulations to Jim Tod, winning with a great set of prints.
- This Thursday, 22nd November, I will give an introduction to audio visual presentations – a different way to present your work.
- Don’t forget to bring along your Black and White prints this Thursday.