Sunday, 17 January 2016

People Competition Results

Last Friday 15th January 2016 saw the judging of Hoylake Photographic Society monthly competition with a subject of "People". The judging was carried out by experienced photographer John Hoogerwerf of Mold Photographic Society who ran his critical eye over the "A4 Unmounted Prints" and "Digital Projected Images" in this competition.

Guest Judge - Paul Hoogerwerf
When Paul Anderson embarked on his epic journey around the Far East last year he had a wonderful opportunity to capture the colour, culture and people of the region and his months away paid off with him getting first and trophy in the "A4 Print Competition" and gaining first and shield, and second place in the "Digital Projected Images" with people he encountered on his journey. Well done Paul.

1st and Trophy "A4 Print Competition" - "Flower Sellers" by Paul Anderson
Another club member who did well in the print section was Noel George. Noel is usually noted for and successful with his still life images but in this competition he showed that he can turn his hand to photographing people coming second and third in the print competition. His best effort was "Trombone Practice" a photograph of his granddaughter which is unavailable but we have the print which gained him third place "The Flying Scotsman"

3rd - A4 Print Competition - The Flying Scotsman by Noel George
The judging of the prints was carried out during the first half of the evening with the prints put on display for club members to view while they enjoyed their tea and biscuits.

"A4 Unmounted Prints" on display
The second half of the evening saw the judging of the "Digital Projected Images" and Paul Anderson came first with shield with "Floresian" and second with "Varanasi Offering". Margaret Sixsmith gained third place with "Number 76". Marie Dempsey gained a Highly Commended with her image "Dreaming of Days Gone By" but it somehow went missing on the night so we're showing you what we all missed here on the blog.

1st and Shield - "Floresian" by Paul Anderson

2nd - "Varanasi Offering" by Paul Anderson
3rd - "Number 76" by Margaret Sixsmith
Highly Commended - "Dreaming of Days Gone By" by Marie Dempsey
The full list of award winners are on the spreadsheet below and congratulations go to the other successful members, too many to mention, with commiserations going to those who were unsuccessful this time around. The evening ended with the Paul Hoogerwerf handing out the awards with Paul Anderson leading the way.

Paul Hoogerwerf, Barry Quatermass (President) and Paul Anderson

Our next meeting is on Friday 22nd January when we will be taking a look at the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) Folio.

We meet every Friday 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. You don't have to be a member to attend as non members are welcome paying only £2 on the door.