Club Challenge League 5
Week 17 — 27.4.21 28 Attendees.
Last night was the final competition in our league challenge number five so exiting for all. The subject was Simple which was interpreted in many ways. Images varied from single flowers, glass photography, sand and seaweed, architectural images, landscapes, still Life, creative, humorous and wildlife. Many of the images were very thought provoking, especially Peter Carter’s Lemon image, Chenxi’s Eggs that appeared to be balancing on each other, and David Gibbs Timeless–symbol of Resistance Norge 1940.
Our judge for the evening was Peter Prosser from Harrow.
Peter said it was quite difficult to define the title of Simple but he felt the club had done this well. Peter gave all thirty-three images a very comprehensive critique finding positive things about all and offering words of encouragement and improvement on all images.
Eventually Peter held back eight images:
Barry Coxon –Shadow First Place
Peter Carter — Sky and Sea 20
David Gibbs — Single shot
Kathy Chantler –Half Full or Half Empty
John Timbrell —Seaweed
Kathy Chantler –Glimpse of Life
Chris Andrews –Follow the Path
Chris Andrews—One amongst many.
After tea break the Open Round followed.
In the open round were some exciting images, a variety of wildlife including a Hippopotamus, a beautiful Kestrel, a Goldfinch, a Mandarin Duck, and a Squirrel having a picnic. Other images included a paper sculpture, shattering glass, and two creative architectural images from John Timbrell, Tami had photographed some ice mushrooms and their was a lovely image called Segments from Sue Brown showing various reflections taken in Birmingham. An elegant still life Kathy, and a thought provoking chair and vase of dead flowers from Peter Carter, perhaps a symbolism of the Covid times.
Eight images were held back:
Elegance –Kathy Chantler -First 20
Chair and Bouquet-Peter Carter—20
Xray -Barry Coxon
Stairway in a Dream Comp.–John Timbrell
Building and Cloud Modif 4 Comp.
Shattering –Chenxi Ni
Segments –Sue Brown
First Hydrangea Emerges-Tami Nunley.
It was a very enjoyable evening.
The overall winners of the competitions will be announced on presentation evening, the last evening of the season.