Saturday, 11 February 2012

Landscape Competition Results

Friday 10th February saw the results of the clubs Landscape competition judged by John Royle, CPAGB, BPE1*. John stood for no nonsense and judged the entries in his own inimitable style with humour and gave a positive critique on why an image was successful or on how an image could be improved.
John Royle, CPAGB, BPE1*

There was a large variety of landscape prints and digital projected images for John to cast his opinion over and the judging was very fair.

The competition kicked off with the novice / intermediate mono and colour prints followed by the advanced mono and colour prints before the members took a break to view the entries.

Husband and wife teams, Phil and Cynthia Sadler took 1st and 2nd place in the novice / intermediate mono prints while John and Margaret Sixsmith took the same positions in the advanced mono.

It was a good night for Phil and Cynthia Sadler as they also took 1st and 2nd in the novice / intermediate colour prints section.

Again, John and Margaret Sixsmith took 1st and 2nd in the advanced colour prints.

Following the half time tea break and raffle draw it was time to dim the lights and take a look at the projected digital entries. This section throws the novice / intermediate and advanced photographs together and the competition is fierce with awards shared amongst the range of abilities.

Mike Waring and John Royle hand out the awards
In the projected images section, 1st and 2nd place went to John Sixsmith who had a good night with 3rd going to Margaret Sixsmith. So with the results the the competition in it was time for John Royle and club President Mike Waring to hand out the awards.

Phil Sadler,

Cynthia Sadler

John Sixsmith, PPSA, EFIAPs, BPE5*

Margaret Sixsmith, FBPE, EFIAPs, PPSA
And a mention for Carol Tipping FRPS, EFIAP who did well gaining a very highly commended and highly commended in the advanced colour prints and a very highly commended in the projected images.

Carol Tipping, FRPS, EFIAP
Thanks again to John Royle for running his critical eye over the landscape entries and helping to make the evening an enjoyable event. If you're interested in club photography then why not visit the Hoylake Photographic Society website and pay us a visit. Visitors are welcome and your first meeting is free. Club evenings are every Friday, 7.30 pm - 10 pm, at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby.