Week 15 31 Attending Judge: Cat Humphries (Croxley)
Our winner on the night competition is an open event and allows club members to enter a large variety of images. Tonight, the image selection featured Landscapes, Wildlife, Architectural shots, Seascapes, Lockdown shots, Local beauty spots, a number of Abstracts and a very impressive portrait.
The evening took the usual format of displaying half of the sixty-two entries for critique, a short break and then the other half of the images.
Cat Humphries talked through each image finding positive things about all images.
She commented on harmonious colours, a very clean image, good composition, and she applauded someone for trying something different and commented about another Tryptic, that it was unusual to see this in a competition but that this had worked very well. She went on to then explain how some images could have been improved by such things as, a different exposure, a change of the angle, a different focal point, by keeping the image sharp.
It was clear as the evening progressed that many members had taken great care over their work and the quality of work again was very impressive.
Eventually Cat held back eleven images saying that these images were “impactful and something different.” They were as follows:
Sammi by Peter Carter 18 “A high key image of the dogs face that works very well.”
Harvest Mouse by Nicholas Razey 19 “Good detail in the claws and fur.”
Tate Stairs with Figures by John Trimble 19 “A swoop of curves and texture”
Bravo Illusion by Barry Coxon.19 “Harmonious colours a very interesting abstract”
The Watcher by John Trimble 19 “A creative image with a feeling of menace”
Splash and Collision by Barry Coxon 19 ‘A Tryptic– Cat enjoyed the pink light in its tones.’
The following images scored 20:
The Mane by Peter Carter 20 “A brave crop and a strong abstract’
Fruit Drops by David Gibbs 20 “A lot of impact, wonderful light on the drops of water”.
Woodland Colours by Jan Dell 20 —3rd in the competition. “Intentional Camera Movement” Tones work well together gives the viewer a feeling of drifting through the wood”
Thoughtful by Tony Cashen 2nd place “Great textures, Good choice of monochrome, the eyes look into your soul”
Paper Lotus by Chenxi Ni 1st place “Good reflection, Classy piece of work, Tasteful”
Chenxi will receive the Winner on the Night Award.
Congratulations were shown in the usual way of clapping the individuals who scored 20.
Kathy thanked Cat for a very fair and comprehensive appraisal of each image.
Next week: Christmas Special. Fun Quiz night. Please wear your Christmas jumper or hat and bring a long a drink to get into the Christmas spirit. Email to follow.