Competition – Winner on the Night #3
Attendees 32 8.3.22
Last night’s competition was held in the hall at Weston Turville and was divided into two sections. The Print section which was the Open section came first. After a short refreshment break the PDI section came next and its theme was ‘Wild.’
There were thirty -nine images in the digital section (Wild) and twenty -nine prints in the Open section.
Our judge Roger Weightman from Stoke Poges Camera Club gave a
measured critique of each image and liked to hold back images he was impressed with straight away, saving the critique until the summing up and scoring time. Roger then explained what he liked about these images and why he felt they stood out.
For winner on the night entrants do not receive a score but a critique, ending with a First, Second and Third place and some Highly Commended or Commended images.
Roger remarked on the Print images saying how well they were mounted. He took time to advise some individual images on their mounts as part of his critique and explain how he felt they could have been improved.
There was a wide variety of images in both sections in both sections.
The Open section featured some Triptychs of Sand patterns by John Timbrell and a clever image called Hatched, Matched, and Despatched by Alan Taberer. Some lovely flowers were featured ‘Pretty in Pink’ by Caroline Petch, ‘Stamens and Lily’ by Kathy Chantler and ‘Three Roses’ by Carol Haines.
Some very nice portraits were entered by Brian Worley ‘Well Read’ with the model standing in front of books and ‘Free Spirit’ by Julia Cleaver.
Some lovely landscapes were entered by Nicholas Razey’ A Chiltern View’, From the Greenaway David Jones, and Autumn at Swallow Falls by Steve Allsop.
There were some unusual images like ‘Paint Explosion’ by Chenxi Ni,
‘Under the Bridge’ by Sherron Razey, ‘Exotic Fruits’ by Barry Coxon and
‘Alternative Viewpoint’ by Brian Worley.
Eventually Roger held back:
At the Gallery Julia Cleaver First Place
Spectrum Barry Coxon Second Place
Window, Tate St Ives John Timbrell Third Place
Paint Explosion Chenxi Ni Highly Commended
Watching me Watching you Tami Nunley Highly Commended
Little Egret in Flight David Gibbs Highly Commended
Triptych Hatched, Matched and Dispatched Alan Taberer Commended
Sand Triptych John Timbrell Commended
Well Done to all those people especially Julia Cleaver.
The Wild Theme really got the imagination going with,
The World Wild Web by Kathy Chantler showing a spider’s web with dew drops,
A wet and wild weekend in Cornwall showing a harbour scene through a rain spattered wind by Alan.
The Last Straw by Derek Green with a glorious camel’s face looking quite serene with straw on his face, and
‘Wild Card gives winning Hand’ by Peter Carter showing Four Aces and a Joker taking us back to ‘It’s a Knockout.’ The Tv programme.
The Winners were:
Wild and Windy – Tami Nunley First place
A wet and wild weekend in Cornwall – Alan Taberer Second Place
Sparrow Hawk doing what it Does -Mike Ward Third Place.
The Last Straw – Derek Green Highly Commended
She’s Angry, and Gives Him a Severe Tongue Lashing – David Gibbs Highly Commended
Winter Walkers on Their Way Up Ben Nevis – Martin Hommel Highly Commended
Wild Water – by John Timbrell Highly Commended.
Resting Kestrel – Steve Allsop Commended
Wild Scenery -Carol Haines Commended.
Well Done all especially Tami Nunley.
Roger gave a good critique of all images but not a critism as Julia Cleaver pointed out in her thank you to the judge. He was positive and instructive with kind comments and good suggestions to the members on how to improve their work.
Next week: The Exhibition at Queens Park Arts Centre at 7pm until 9pm. With Refreshments in Queens Park Arts Centre Café.