Week 4 —-31 Attending.
ImageZ decided to excite the club members last night by running an “Its a Knockout competition”. One hundred and thirty-four images were paired up and voted for in eight rounds of the competition. Each person had submitted five photographs to be entered and then singularly they were put up against other members’ photographs and all the club voted for the one they felt was best.
If there was a tie the casting vote went to Chris (Programme Manager). This privilege or misfortune was passed to Kathy (Chairperson) if Chris’s image was one to be decided upon.
A short amount of time was spent while Chenxi explained how to vote using zoom and then this was extended when the theory couldn’t work due to an update of zoom. Another way was suggested after a few ideas were banded about, and a bit of hair was tugged, and the club settled down to vote using their mute buttons. Excellent images came up including wildlife, abstracts, landscapes, both urban and countryside, portraits, and humour.
Sometimes it was extremely difficult to decide which image to press for as they were equally good. Some of the images were very memorable, although they did not make the finals, Blind balance, Spirograph, I was made for makeup, Winter Coat, Sunset Lovers, Reflection, Autumnal ride, Leaf structure, Spinning Girl and Twenty-one days and I’m outta here. There were many more great images I haven’t mentioned.
After the break we carried on getting down to round four which include:
- Follow the Light – Tony Cashen
- Looe Harbour – Barry Coxon
- Beauty in a wilted flower – Dee Adams
- 21 days and I’m outta here – Peter Carter
- Be calmed – Chris Andrews
- All Co-ordinated – Kathy Chantler
- Malachite Kingfisher – Sarah Jennings
- Brighton – Dawn Cave
By the semi final we had “Follow the Light:” and “Looe harbour.
After tense voting the overall Winner was “Follow the Light” a beautiful image.
Well done to the author Tony Cashen.
Just a quick welcome to a new person who joined us Matthew. The evening was a lot of fun and I am sure will be included in the program again. Thanks to Kathy whose idea it was and Chenxi and Chris for making it work.