This was Imagez first competition of the season titled “Winner on the night” and was well attended by 28 members. The competition allows any members of the club to submit up to three images in an open category.
Last night 59 images entered by 21 members were shown and judged by a local judge, Steven Galvin from Marlow Club. Steven gave a detailed and very comprehensive critique of all the images with varied scores.
The diversity of subjects was outstanding, featuring interesting landscapes, varied portraits, and an assortment of animals, birds, flowers and insects. Other images reflected the times in lockdown, local and world travel, humour, story- telling, abstract and even space travel. Effects such as Intentional Camera Movement, Infrared photography, Motion blur and a three -dimensional effect found on photoshop produced a very surreal image.
The evenings images were exciting and thought provoking. Finally, 10 images were held back.
These images scored 19.
“Alpha” — Barry Coxon -described by Steven as having “a stylistic approach.”
“ISS Flyby” — Alan Tabera – as Steven said “a stunning picture with great tonal range.”
“Amongst the fields of Barley” — Barry Coxon -Steven commented “a good use of technical methods for us to enjoy.”
“Classical Beauty” –Brian Worley — Steven held a “Respect for author’s craft” with this image.
“Love Discarded” — Peter Carter — Steven felt “a lot of thought and attention to detail in this image.”
“Marmalade Hover fly” — By David Gibbs — Steven said a “Great study and restricted colour palette enhanced this image.”
Very well done to these authors who scored 20 with the following images. Steven then put the images into winning order
4th “Sunset at the Grand Mosque”- Kathy Chantler — Steven said “This image had excellent symmetry and would make a brilliant print also.”
3rd “Bye Bye Lockdown Buddies“– Tami Nunley — Steven remarked this was an excellent interpretation of modern times”
2nd “ A Blaze of Colour “ — Jan Dell — Steven felt” this brilliant design would have made stunning material for a dress.”
1st— “Lockdown is over- Lets shoot “ –Brian Worley —-Steven commented that Brian had used an excellent colour palette, depth of field and that the stance of the model really added to the image.
Steven remarked when summing up the evening that he had enjoyed seeing all the images and that the club standard was particularly high.
Chenxi competition secretary reminded us that the selection for the Rosebowl competition would be in the next ten days so images must be entered now.
Next week— Guest speaker Matt Emmett (Forgotten Heritage) returns to Imagez to talk about his unique projects and adventures capturing urban decay.