Competition – Challenge Trophy #5
Tuesday April 26, 2022, from 20:15 to 22:15 Attendees 29
Last night was the last round of our Challenge Trophy and the Themed round was Geometrical. This proved to be quite a challenge, but members rose to that challenge producing thirty-three images featuring Architecture, including Dashwood’s Mausoleum, Ascott house, Cliveden house and Tintern Abbey.
Other Images were four different Pylons from different angles, the inner areas of churches from tiled floors to ‘Ceiling Angles’ and inner wooden workings of the bell tower. People really thought out of the box, showing a golf ball, Polo mints forming letters, a play on a Rubiks cube, some reflections in windows, some abstract angles from John and Tami, and a lady contortionist from Brian forming a geometric shape with her body. Don’t we all wish we could do that.
Our judge Cat Humphries from Croxley Club gave detailed critiques picking out positive areas of the images and suggesting ways in which most images could have been improved delivered in her usual kindly way.
She held back eight images which received eighteens and nineteens and two images which received twenty.
These images which received nineteen:
Ceiling Angles — Derek Green
The Olop theory of Geometric shapes —David Gibbs
Hexagon — Barry Coxon
The following two got a twenty
Dream Tunnel —Chris Andrews
Symmetrically Geometrically —Kes Ward (favourite)
Congratulations to both. Their images were both technically very clever.
The Open round had twenty -seven images and members had entered a variety of images, a Street scene, A marooned boat, some Pink Oyster Mushrooms. a closeup of ‘Old man’s beard’ Morning Light featuring a model with beautiful soft tones to the image, a macro of a Hungry Bee fly, and two landscapes featuring lone trees.
Cat felt that some images had a little too much contrast, some lacked a sharpness and a loss of focal point, a couple of images may have been improved with a mono approach, and some may have benefitted from a crop.
On a positive note, Cat felt many of the images had glorious textures, she enjoyed the story on a number of images, lighting was particularly good in a lot of images and creativity featured a lot amongst our members images.
Cat finally held back five images:
Morning Light –Brian Worley 19
Lone Tree –Chenxi Ni 19
A Little Piece of Heaven –Brian Worley 20
Cap Art -David Gibbs 20 (Favourite)
The results of the league have been added together and are shown on the website under Results.
The Results were close but are as follows:
Chenxi Ni 190 points First Place
Kes Ward 186 Second place
David Gibbs 183 Third Place
Kathy Chantler 179
Chris Andrews 179 All Tied for fourth place
Peter Carter 179
Derek Green 177 Fifth place
A VERY Big Well done to Chenxi whose images are breath-taking in their excellence
A BIG Well done to Kes who has recently joined the club and come in with a vengeance with his creativity and ideas.
A MEDIUM Well Done to David Gibbs for his lovely images which always must have taken great patience and precision.
A SMALL Well done to Kathy, Chris and Peter whose images often show great Creativity, and Technical Expertise.
A WELL Done to Derek who has shown great perseverance in the pursuit of many of his images.
These results will be celebrated on our celebration night on the 17th of May.
Next Week Image Club Night – Sports Photography – Guest Speaker – Eddie Keogh
3/May @ 20:15 – 22:15 In the Hall.