Challenge Cup #1 (Patterns & OPEN)
Last night was the first round of our Challenge cup, which has five rounds and always offers a Themed round and an Open round when members can enter any image of their choice provided it has been taken within a certain period.
Last night the Themed round was Patterns .The Judge Colin Mill from Milton Keynes club was faced with eighty one images. He managed the time well and gave a good critique of all the images both the positive aspects and suggestions to improve each image where he felt it needed it. Colin interspersed his comments with good humour.
The first round Patterns had forty-five images with many creative ideas on Patterns including many Patterns in nature. There was a good deal of Architecture, especially of Selfridges in Birmingham where two Summer outings had been held. Other creative ideas included Sun on a Drain Cover ,Riveting, an Elephant created with light painting, and tyre tracks entitled Lines.
Colin held eight back and three images scored twenty points as follows:
Laurence Doyle On the Spot 20
Chris Andrews Birmingham’s Finest 20
Mike Ward In the Morning Light 20 Judges choice
The second round Open had thirty six images entered with a high quality of photography and creativity featuring in this round .
Colin’s overall comments were that care needed to be taken when tidying up images before entering them and that some images would have benefitted from a crop to allow the viewers eye to look at the focus point of the image .
There was a fine variation of images in this round,including Landscapes, Local scenes, Wildlife , Sports Action shots, Paper Shapes and Autumn Scenes.
Again, eight images were held back and images scoring twenty were
David Gibbs 20 Coot taking off.
Chenxi Ni 20 Bursting Bubble Judges choice
Kathy Chantler 20 Burnham Sunset
Peter Carter 20 Gateway to the World.
If you would like to see all the winning images that were held back please look on the website under winning images 22/23.Challenge Round One.
Thank you to Colin for interesting comments through out and thank you to everyone who entered images .
Next week: ImageZ Club Night – Mono Processing Live! – Guest Speaker Joe Houghton on Zoom