The Hemel Hempstead match a photograph competition, Monday 28th November
It was quite a fun evening last night at Hemel where our club took part in a photo match competition against the Hemel and XRR camera clubs. The object was to try and match or outwit the other two teams showing hard to match photographs.
It was nice to see a large number of the Imagez club members had made the journey for the event
Each club had a bank of 36 preselected photographs which had been collected from as many club members as possible. It was agreed in the end to use only 30 of them due to the available time.
This was the bank of photographs that Imagez had chosen for the evening
At the front Alan, Chris and Brian were doing all the work and making all the tough decisions for our Imagez club.
Chris Foster was the judge for the evening who explained the rules, each photograph could only be used once and he would award up to 5 points for a good match and up to 5 points for the quality of each photograph. Each team would have one minute to produce a matching picture but I don’t think the clock was working to well lol.
In the audience we could try and influence the judge if we thought he had missed a possible angle of a match or we could voice our opinions when points were dropped and if one didn’t agree even heckle the opposition whilst they were trying to justify a weak match lol. The judge explained that early on in the evening getting a photograph to match was going to be relatively easy but as we go further into the evening with less team photographs available to them it will become harder and that will be when the fun really starts.
Imagez club was elected to start by putting up the first photograph but as we started we obviously wouldn’t get any points for a match, however with a picture of people walking past a wall of graffiti it was an easy match for the other two teams and they each got 5 points. For photograph quality we were given 5 points and Hemel and XRR only got 3 for theirs.
The next picture displayed in the middle by XRR of a lady’s rear was nearly matched by us on the right but we were only given 4 points, where as Hemel on the left seemed to be struggling with a bank of bottles saying, the bottles had curved bottoms lol, that match got them 1 point. For the quality ImageZ got 4 points, for XRR 4 points and only 1 point for Hemel
As the evening went on, we made our first slip up displaying the viaduct on the right which was easily matched by XRR in the middle photograph and they got 5 points whereas poor Hemel only got 1 point for a curved arch of a building structure. For quality Hemel got 2 points, XRR got 4 points and Imagez got 3 points
After about 18 rounds of photographs it was a break time and Hemel had laid on Coffee, Tea and biscuits for us.
As the second half began, Hemel on the left put up a portrait which Imagez on the right had a real good match getting 5 valuable points, XRR’s photograph in the middle did have a lady but she wasn’t posing and they were given 3 points. I recall a bit of a heckle on that one lol. For quality we again got 5 points with Hemel 4 points and XRR 3 points.
but in the next photograph XRR in the middle struck back showing a photograph with a pint of beer and a ploughman’s lunch leaving us in a bit of a pickle with a photograph of a river bridge and us trying to justify a match lol. The judge awarded us 0 points for the match and 1 point to Hemel for a still life with an old bottle on the table. For quality we and XRR both got 5 Points and Hemel 1 point.
Which led to the final picture displayed by Hemel on the left of a wave in the sea, described by the judge as having electrical particles in it. Imagez on the right at least had a river of water and got 1 point for a match where as XRR scored 0 points for a polo mint type structure. For quality Hemel scored 3 points, XRR 4 points and Imagez 3 points
After a short while the adjudicators confirmed the result as a win for Imagez with 156 points, 2nd XRR with 150 points and 3rd Hemel with 135 points.
Thank you to Hemel for their warm hospitality
It was a good fun evening and well done to all
Looking forward to seeing you all tonight for the 2nd round of the club championship
Club Challenge Round 2
Tuesday November 29, 2016 from 20:15 to 22:15
Themes: Time and Open
Judge: Peter Prosser APAGB – Harrow CC