Club Meeting 29 March 2018 (Set Subject Competition – Woodland)

Tonight we had the finale of the 3-part set subject competition. 15 members entered a total of 45 images on the subject of Woodland. The competition was judged by Ken Sharp, the winner of last year’s competition. The images included landscape photographs of woodland paths, snowdrops, wild garlic, reflections, autumn colours, silhouettes of towering trees; and some woodland details, such as close-ups of leaves and dead wood. There were also a collection of wildlife photographs; some more obviously taken in woodland than others. Some of the images included too much foreground and too little of the trees, so cropping and tilting the camera up were common suggestions. The top scoring images were:

  • Wood Land Reflections (Joe Fowler) – 20 points
  • Dusk At Loch An Eilein (Stephen Williams) – 20 points
  • Island Wood (Joe Fowler)  – 19 points
  • Blue Tit (Jim Tod) – 19 points
  • Standing Tall (Helen Lunden) – 19 points
  • Female Blackbird (Jim Tod) – 18 points
  • Red Squirrel (Jim Tod) – 18 points
  • Woodland Waterfall (Stephen Williams) – 18 points

The highest scorers were:

  • 5th place (47 points)
    • George Todd
  • 4th place (51 points)
    • Mike Clark
  • 3rd place (52 points)
    • Helen Lunden
  • 2nd place (53 points)
    • Joe Fowler
  • 1st place (55 points)
    • Jim Tod
    • Steve Williams

Congratulations to Jim Tod and Steve Williams. Steve Williams wins the privilege of judging next year’s competition, as he won more points in the other two set subject competitions.

We can now reveal the final result of the set subject competition. The trophy is won by the member who (unless judging) has entered all 3 competitions and has the highest combined score in their two best competitions. The winners are:

  • 5th place (102 points)
    • Martin Lunden
  • 4th place (103 points)
    • Joe Fowler
  • 3rd place (104 points)
    • Mike Clark
  • 2nd place (107 points)
    • Helen Lunden
  • 1st place (108 points)
    • Steve Williams

Well done to Steve Williams, and to all the top scorers for submitting a consistent set of good images.