Saturday, 17 January 2015

People Competition Results

Last night, Friday 16th January saw the judging of our monthly photographic competition. This month the subject was "People" and the judge casting his experienced and critical eye over the club entries was Fred G Snowden. Fred started off the evening by praising the quality of the images and stressed how difficult it was to come up with his award winners.

As usual the competition is split into two main sections, "Print" and "Digital Projected Images" with "Print" being split into "Monochrome" and "Colour" sub sections. Members compete in the print section as "Novice / Intermediate" and "Advanced" members with all members competing together in the "Digital Projected Images" section.

Print Competition

In the "Advanced Monochrome Print" category, Barry Quatermass did very well gaining 1st place and cup and 2nd place, with Anthony Clarke coming 3rd. There were no entries in the "Novice / Intermediate Monochrome" category.

In the "Advanced Colour Print" category, Ian Chantler came 1st with a beautiful portrait of Harry Hill, while Anthony Clarke gained 2nd and 3rd places.

There were only two entries in the "Novice / Intermediate Colour Print" category, one each from Phil and Cynthia Sadler and the honours in the household went to Cynthia.

Digital Projected Images Competition

In this section all members compete on an equal basis regardless of experience or skill and the top image taking the shield was produced by Paul Anderson who also gained a very highly commended on a second image. Paul is on an extended Far Eastern expedition and sends his entries in every month so he'll be delighted to see some of his work paying off. Diana Magor gained 2nd place while Robert Devenish was in 3rd place.
1st and Shield - Village Children - Paul Anderson - Digital Projected Images
2nd Place - Introspection - Diana Magor - Digital Projected Images
3rd  Place- Allan McNish - Robert Devenish - Digital Projected Images
Congratulations to all of the award winners and commiserations to those whose images didn't catch the judges eye on this occasion including myself. The full list of award winners and their image titles are below.
People Competition award winners and image titles
If you're interested in photography and want to meet with like minded people in a friendly atmosphere then why not take in our next meeting on Friday 23rd January when we'll be looking at the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (LCPU) Folio C. This is a folio of the best images in the North West of England taken during 2014.

We meet at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby with the doors opening at 7.30 pm for a 7.45 pm start and a 10 pm finish. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to attend with no pressure to join the club. Whether you're a novice or advanced photographer you will be made welcome.