COMPETITION: Club Challenge #3
Reflection– 9 February 2021
Week 6 — 30 Attending
The third round of the club challenge was split into two sessions, the themed round titled “Reflection” with thirty -nine images entered, and the “Open” competition with twenty- eight images entered.
The competition started well with judge Dave Hipperson from Park Street announcing that any images held back would be given nineteen or twenty points. The first image to come up “Sculptured Glass Candle Holder Reflection” by David Gibbs was held back.
Dave was very clear his definition of reflection and explained as images came and went what he expected. He gave a thorough critique using a pen to show what may have been better cropped or omitted in his opinion. He offered positive comments on all images, remarking that there were some images in the round of an extremely high standard. Many images showed trees reflected in lakes, canals and puddles and water naturally featured in many of the images. Reflection interpretations included an early morning kitchen scene, a Heron reflecting on his lunch, a beautiful Swan reflected in a black background, a high glass reflective building. a geometric glass ball and a man reflecting on life.
At the end of the themed round:
Rippled Reflection– Chris Andrews 19– (Dave loved the ripples in front of his image.)
Sculptured Glass Candle Holder Reflection-David Gibbs 19 (Dave liked the touch of colour reflected in the candle holders.)
Why by Peter Carter 19- (Dave felt this was an excellent social comment.)
Trio of Crystal Candle Holders- 20 David Gibbs — (Dave very much liked the flames fiving an orange glow.)
Levitate and Mirror both by Barry Coxon both scored 20. (Levitate-Dave like the fact the paper circles didn’t exactly meet in the middle.)
“Mirror” was the judge’s choice. (Dave thought the repeated reflections in the mirror were excellent; it was also beautifully sharp).
Well Done to all whose images were held back, especially Barry and David who had two images each held back.
Some lovely images were entered into the Open round. There was a great deal of variety including “Winters Food” a Robin feeding on fat balls,” A Harris Hawk in flight,” “Spaghetti Western” shadows of two Clint Eastwood looking characters, “Deep in thought” a great image of a monkey, and Nearly a Monet a beautiful abstract,” Caught in the Ice,” deep red roses in the snow, and “Flour Mill Illuminations” a night scene.
Dave again gave many hints and tips on how to improve images, but finally held back seven images. They were as follows:
Looking Upwards -John Trimbrell 19–(Wonderful Angles and Diagonals)
Splash in a circle -Chris Andrews 19 (Colour right and Good technique)
Oak After Snowfall -Peter Carter 19 (A good High key image)
Flotsam on the breeze-David Gibbs 19 (Detail on the feather immaculate)
Barcelona Power Station – Julia Cleaver 20(The colours are wonderful, Soft morning lights.)
Shapes and Shadows -Kathy Chantler 20 (Good repeat, Beautiful shot, Sharp.)
Fifty Shades of Grey- Derek Green 20 also Judges Choice (Wonderful capture of the squirrel and the statue,)
Well done to all, especially Derek.
Club Challenge- League Table
We are on the third round of the club challenge, and as it stands now Kathy is in the lead (115)
David Gibbs is second (114)
Chenxi (111) a remarkably close contest.
Languishing in the hundreds are
David Jones, Peter Carter, and Nick Razey with 107,
John Trimbell 106,
Derek Green with 105,
Sue Brown with 104.
Many others are sportingly bringing up the rear. Anything could happen two more rounds to go. Results can be seen on the Website.
Next week: Chasing the Light – Guest Speaker Kieran Metcalf