Theme: LIGHT + OPEN
Judge: Micki Aston
Week 12 30 Attending
The second round of our club challenge proved to be an exciting and informative evening. The evening began with the themed images, the subject was Light .There were 39 amazing images and the subject had been interpreted in many ways from “A Shaft of light,” “Candle Light”, “Fire light,” “Rays of light,” to “Lightbulb moment,” “Light Weight,” “Light at the end of the Tunnel,” “Light fingered,” “Swan Light” and “Coors light.” The imaginations of the participants were on fire.
Micki Aston gave a thoroughly entertaining and informative critique, of all images. She delivered a comprehensive appraisal of each image giving constructive hints on how to improve the image, spattered with her usual humour.
Micki described some of the images as Classy, Impactful, Nicely constructed, and Atmospheric.
She gave advice to us all to:
- Keep compositions clear and simple,
- Make good use of the cropping tool.
- Get a good tonal range in Mono pictures.
- In a snow picture show the crunch and keep good lighting.
She held back several pictures which were scored as follows:
Good Morning 19 Tami Nunley
See the Light 19 David Gibbs
The Solitary Figure 19 Julia Cleaver
A Light in the Dark 20 Brian Worley
Firelight Glow 20 Kathy Chantler
Last Light 20 Chris Andrews (Judges Favourite)_
Light- Weight 20 David Gibbs
Light on the Pier at Twilight 20 Nicholas Razey
Sparkler Light through the …. 20 Chenxi Ni
The open round was equally as exciting with 36 entries, all of a very high standard featuring, Landscapes, Portraits, Wildlife, and Abstracts.
Micki held back eleven images, saying that this was a “gorgeous panel of work.”
She said that the standard of the clubs work had improved greatly and that we should all be proud of our work and the interpretation, effort and creativity that had gone into many of the images she had seen tonight .
The images that scored 19 and 20 are as follows:
A Winding Road under a Mackerel Sky 19 Derek Green
Pastel Field 19 John Timbrell
The Fog 19 Peter Carter
Three in a bed 19 Nicholas Razey
Walking Clockwise 19 Chris Andrews
What time is it? 19 Tami Nunely
Who’s looking at who? 19 Brian Worley
Grey Heron ready to Attack 20 Chenxi Ni
On the Bench 20 Julia Cleaver
On the Sea of Tranquility 20 Kathy Chantler
Port Nanven 20 Chris Andrews (Judges Favourite)
Towards the Light 20 Chenxi Ni
A very big “Well Done!” to Chris Andrews who for the first time in our competitions won both the Themed Competition and the Open Competition on the same evening.
Kathy and Chenxi also scored 20 in each round so a Well Done to them also.
As you will know the Club Challenge 19-20 is very exciting on this second round and the scores are remarkably close.
Brian and Kathy are battling it out with 78 each,
closely followed by Tami on 77,
Chenxi and David Gibbs are on 75,
Nick Razey on their heels with 73, and
Alan Taberer, David Jones, and John Timbrell galloping up with 71.
We look forward to the next round.
Next Week–Thoresby, The End of The Mine – Guest Speaker Chris Upton
We will be joined by guest speaker Chris Upton. Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, closed in July 2015 bringing to an end over 900 years of mining in the county.