Battle of the Slides, Tuesday 4th April
After a successful ‘Battle of the Slides’ evening at Hemel Hempstead last year our club decided to put on a similar event.
Chris explained the rules, there would be two teams, half the audience would be team ‘B’ and the other half team ‘C’, not sure why team ‘A’ was rejected but that was part of the fun evening. The object of the competition was to match an image as near as possible by colour, content or any angle one could think of.
Each team was given 25 images on a PC and there were two projectors and two PC’s available.
A team could only use an image once to match the oppositions image. As the evening went on the task of making a good match would get progressively harder. Points would be awarded for the quality of the images and points for a match.
Audience participant was welcomed to try and influence the judge but he could drop marks as well as add them.
The images used were selected from past competitions involving as many club members as possible.
Chris said that he had chosen not to use the 19 /20 scoring ones but those who he thought were worth giving a second showing, hence there were loads of mine lol.
Chris after selecting the two groups of 25 had added up the points of each image given by the past judges and by chance the sets of images had only one point difference between them.
I was in team ‘C’ and these images were our choices, could I actually win something at last? lol
Now the team selected to go first had to show an image within 30 seconds or lose a point.
A further 30 seconds was given to the second team to match it as near as they possibly could.
So we selected
and within 30 seconds team ‘B’ matched it with this
I thought it was a perfect match but the judge insisted the main subject was the gate. I thought the lady and gent had a good walking gait but I was keeping quiet as it wasn’t ours to match lol. I think the judge gave them a miserable 1 point for the rain and people going to the same type of function. I think we got 2 points for the quality.
Then it was team ‘B”s turn to show an image.
And we matched it with this one. The judge liked this match and gave it his seal of approval (sorry lol)
Things became a bit of a struggle after this park scene was put up by our team.
I think the other team lost a mark for a late reply of bluebells
And the judge was struggling to see a match at all apart from some trees lol
As the evening continued some matches got a little closer but the judge didn’t like the HDR format on this picture of ours. The owner of the image was able to call out it wasn’t HDR but we still didn’t get given the good marks for the quality, as the judge was giving out marks as if there had been a famine lol.
After Coffee in the second half the marks would be doubled and team ‘B’ put up this one
and we matched it with what I would call a perfect match. The judge thought so as well but his bag of high points remained deep in his long pockets
Team ‘C’ produced a cracker with this one and we were struggling to get any match.
Comments like, well the statue has a skull and a ghost is walking passed didn’t go down well with the judge lol.
Another pair of images were struggling to achieve a match
The judge however, could see a match between these two as he was wanting to get back home to watch the television lol
and the penultimate pairing of the evening had me wondering
Whether the monkey had just been messed upon from a height and was looking to get his own back
As things went, the final pair wasn’t too bad a match and the judge said the clouds would have been better darker. Brian working the projector darkened them just by lowing the light lol
However, the meanie judge didn’t like the lack of detail in the rocks in this one and awarded a low mark for the quality.
So our judge went away carrying a pocketful of unused marks and probably boiling them up to make a stew as we speak lol.
There was a reward for the winning team which was team ‘B’ who managed to get 94 points to our 83 points.
Kathy had bought three boxes of chocolates which were shared. Not sure whether the title should have been changed to ‘The Battle of the Bulge’ for those that scoffed them
A good evening and thank you to our Judge Alan
Next week is
How I Shot This!
Tuesday April 11, 2017 from 20:15 to 22:15