This week the second of our three set subject competitions was judged by Joe Fowler. There were 47 images submitted on the theme of “dereliction”, featuring images of subjects including Prestongrange Mining Museum, Gosford Cottage, Peaston Farm Cottages, Cockenzie Power Station, East Fortune Day Centre, wrecked cars, abandoned boats and crumbling walls. In previous competitions, members were advised to crop their images to cut out unwanted distractions. This time, some of the images were felt to be a bit too tight in the frame. Darkening the sky to improve the mood and concentrate attention on the subject was also useful advice. The top images were:
- St. Cuthbert’s Graveyard (Steve Williams)
- The Kitchen Is Closed (George Todd)
- East Fortune Dayroom (George Todd)
- End Of The Rails (Mike Clark)
A special mention goes to Malcolm Roberts who entered a photograph of his wife into a competition on the theme of “dereliction”! Fortunately, neither she nor the graffiti in the background were considered sufficiently derelict.
The top scorers were:
- 3rd place (47 points)
- Elaine Gilroy
- 2nd place (49 points)
- Mike Clark
- 1st place (53 points)
- George Todd
- Steve Williams
George and Steve win an AO-sized print between them. Mike Clark and Steve WIlliams are now neck and neck with a combined score of 102 points. The final result will be decided at next set subject competition (themed “Abstract”) on 24th March.