January 18th 30 Attendees
Last night the evening was a first for many of us, to present Triptychs, a panel of three images with a cohesive link between each image for the competition Winner on the Night.
The competition was split into two halves printed images and digital images.
Micki Aston our judge for the evening was welcomed back. Micki has judged for us on a number of occasions and has a wealth of experience and knowledge as well as an excellent delivery. She began with the Prints. There was a selection of prints all of a high standard and variety. Peter’s “Teds Sheds” three images of a shed printed in a sketch design and displayed on a plank of wood was very unusual and earned a highly commended.
The prints featured a Christmas Rose, Wine glasses, Motorbike wheels, An Abandoned station, neglected rusted and torn items, Garden development, Wall textures, the Grand Mosque Architecture, and a very clever Abstract of the inside walls in (St Ives) Tate Gallery which Micki said ‘showed definition, shape, tonal contrast.’
Micki described the work as overall as of a good standard and very satisfying.
The Results of the Print section were
Teds Sheds (can you see Him) Peter Carter Highly Commended
Detail in the Grand Mosque Kathy Chandler 3rd Place
Full Bodied Red Kathy Chandler 2nd Place Well done Kathy with 2nd and 3rd place.
Inside Tate St. Ives John Timbrell 1st Place Winner on the night.
The second part of the competition had thirty- seven entries.
Again, there was a fantastic variety of subjects put forward from members, including Sports, Cars Flowers, Autumn Mornings, British Birds, Aylesbury and Docklands Architecture, Citrus Collections, Vegetables, Musical Instruments, and travels to Spinalonga, Herzegovina (Mostar Bridge) Pembrokeshire and Tottenham Hotspur.
Micki gave these tips to members to achieve a good panel of pictures. “Think about panels and how they go together. Previsualization is needed and asking what are you trying to say? Micki questioned the order of some Triptychs saying they needed to tell a story and the outside panels need to compliment the central panel. ‘Simplicity is everything’ she said, and the uniformity of the panel must please the viewer.
Micki held a number of images back and lastly gave commendations, as well as some Highly Commended awards to the following members and entries.
Uncommon British birds David Gibbs Commended
Trio of Gerberas Caroline Petch Commended
Misty Mornings Derek Green Commended
Stressful day at the Races Chris Andrews Commended
Munich Dreams Chris Andrews Commended
Curvature Sue Brown Commended
Hatched Matched and Dispatched Alan Taberer Highly Commended
Vegetables Chenxi Ni Highly Commended
Got the Blues Kes Ward Highly Commended
Window Light Chenxi Ni 3rd Place
Fancy a glass or 2 Or… Kes Ward 2nd Place
Cricket Action David Gibbs 1st Place Winner on the Night
The evening was enjoyed by all and Kathy ended the evening by thanking Micki for her valuable comments and saying she was very proud of the members and how they had risen to the challenge of a new genre.