Rosebowl Round 1
Last night was the first round of the Rosebowl Inter-Club competition. This is where various clubs in the competition each select fifteen of their club member’s best photographs to compete against the other teams. In last night’s round the teams taking part were Marlow CC, Princes Risborough PS, Stoke Poges PC and ImageZ CC.
The Judge was Terry Coffee and before the start some test images were shown on our projector for the judge’s satisfaction. Terry then asked for a complete run through of all 60 photographs before starting his talk on each one. There was a vast array of subject matter presented and some superb photographs for all of us to look at and hear Terry’s comments.
However at this level all of them looked wonderful.
The number of people attending was high and at coffee/ tea time the club had provided some nice refreshments.
As the competition is ongoing I can’t pass any comments on any of the pictures but it was an enjoyable evening ending with
ImageZ CC 5 points,
Prince’s Risborough PC 3 points,
Stoke Poges PC 2 points
Marlow CC 1 point
As it was a small blog and on a lighter note, one can dream
Too much TIME on my hands
This TIME competition coming up became a bit troublesome to think of a good idea and others have said the same. I racked my brains and came up with what I thought was an original idea. So how was I going to achieve this idea? Well I went on to the internet only to find the idea had been done a thousand times by others and yet it was an original thought by me. I guess the person who originally had the idea was on the same wave length lol
I then started reading a book in bed by H.G. Wells to see if I could come up with any ideas. Time is considered the 4th Dimension and a camera can record a point in time but you can’t go back to it said the reporter, suddenly things became a bit drowsy and this idea came into my head. I found myself walking around Aylesbury into various curiosity shops looking for parts and after several days and hours of searching the last part was found. The next four weeks were spent putting the parts together with super glue here, flames and sparks there, paint and finally it was finished enabling me to take the photograph of it.
Now would it work? Could I go into the future to the 29th November to see what the judge was going to say about it? Well here goes, on pressing the button there was a flash and I found myself in the Turville Village Hall with the judge looking at my picture on the screen. “Well this is the most unique photograph of TIME that I have ever seen”, said the Judge, “20 marks and my choice of the evening”.
Suddenly “A cup of tea”, said Mrs G, Oh i’m still in bed I must have dropped off, the book marker is still on page 72 of the book and it had all been a dream.
However, I have remembered my dream and following the idea, I have spent so many hours producing this photograph which is certainly going to be a risk and wondering if the judge going to say in just 30 seconds that it’s over the top, needs cropping here, the background is wrong and worth a 15 lol, I guess so but good fun making it and looking forward to the 29th
Next week Dawn will be doing a presentation showing us how she has produced some of her lovely photographs so looking forward to that
How to do ‘Compositing’ in Images
Tuesday November 15, 2016 from 20:15 to 22:15