Club Challenge Trophy Round 2 Time and Open, Tuesday 30th November
With a frosty night and temperatures down to minus three it may have put a few people off from attending last night but there were 28 entries in the for the theme of Time.
The Judge for the night was Peter Prosser and our chairman Chris introduced Peter to us and said, “He was a hard marker who starts his marking with 2’s and not 15’s”.
Oh I know a judge like that on Strictly Come Dancing lol
but Peter said, “If he did that he would need to have a quick exit to the door”.
Peter asked for a first run through of the images of “Time” to give him an idea of what to expect.
Once viewed, Peter said, “That there was an array of ideas in there but a clock is always a good way of showing time. Some of the images appear to be only marginally bordering on tonight’s subject theme of “Time”.
However, the first image titled “Slices of Time” had many sections of different clocks to make up the whole picture but only got a 14.
The next picture titled “A Moment in Time” showed a fireman falling into a river via an obstacle course. Peter said, “He was struggling with the concept and felt it was only touching the edges of the subject of time” and gave a 13.
The third image titled “No Time to Stop or Stare” showed a walkway with a time lapse movement of people walking towards St Paul’s. The judge said he could see the movement and found his eye was almost being sucked along with the people in toward St Paul’s and it was give a 17.
Another four images on and my image of Cinderella thankfully gave me an 18 with the judge saying, “the pumpkin could have been toned down but didn’t matter as that was from the source of light on it. He said I had thought it out well” (yes that is another story with me going from shop to shop gingerly asking for one high heel shoe, a clock that didn’t need to work and white mice that looked realistic but obviously not enough to get me to the Ball tonight so back to cleaning out the cinders for me lol)
Three images on and the judge was looking at a monochrome image showing a collection of photographs of a person portrayed from a baby to their adult life and titled “Time Goes By” to which the judge asked for it to be held back
Another picture titled “Breakfast Time” had the judge saying, from just looking at the image, he himself could have given it that title with the Cornflakes, bread, orange juice, butter and a pot of tea adorning a breakfast table. He said, “the photographer had got the perfect light which was coming in from the left”. He gave it an 18
Several more images on, a monochrome picture titled “11 o’clock” showing a soldier playing the Last Post on a trumpet was also asked to be held back.
Two images later a monochrome image titled “Tea Time” showing a mature couple sitting at a table with the lady’s face and eyes deeply concentrating on pouring the tea into a cup. “The lighting from the table top to their faces was excellent”, said the judge and asked for it to be held back.
It was another six images on when an monochrome image title “Time for Cos Play” showing two characters dressed up like something one would imagine seeing in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ wearing top hats with cards poking out and carrying clocks. The Judge wasn’t sure what Cos Play in the title meant but I understand it is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and accessories to represent specific characters. The judge asked for it to be held back.
So the four that had been held back were all monochrome and perhaps a pattern was appearing here lol.
Now would this have got me nearer going to the “Ball” Lol?
The final result was
“Time for Cos Play” by Steve Beckett scoring 20 (and the judge’s choice)
“Time Goes By” by Carol Haines scoring 20
“11 o’clock” by Peter Carter scoring 20
“Tea Time” by Peter Carter scoring 19
It was then coffee / tea time
The second half started with an image titled “Black on Black” of a model, “probably taken in a studio”, said the judge, “the skin tones worked well with the black dress and the model’s look with her head slightly down worked well, if he had any criticism he would have asked for the model to cover the white bit on her right arm however”, he asked for the image to be held back
As the evening continued another monochrome image called “The Pianist” perhaps of a busker type character had the judge saying, “the pianist was a strong character and the background was in keeping”. He asked for it to be held back
Followed by another monochrome image titled “Pensive Pose” of a Gentleman’s face having matured with the years, his eye was strong enough to hold ones attention and the judge asked for it to be held back
The last to be held back was another monochrome titled “Action Man” which had a man leaping from the left of the image in “time phases” across the image until landing on the right side of the image. The judge wasn’t quite sure how it was done but it was a good strong image
So with four held back
“The Pianist” by Chenxi Ni scoring 20 (and Judge’s choice)
“Action Man” by Kathy Chantler scoring 20
“Black on Black” by Chris Andrews scoring 19
“Pensive Pose” by Nick Razey scoring 19
Two important events not to be missed next week are
Sunday December 4, 2016 from 19:00 to 21:00
Speaker: John Humphrey on Creative Photography
Tuesday December 6, 2016 from 20:15 to 22:15