Winner On The Night #2 (Element & Print OPEN)
Our second ‘Winner on the Night’ competition on Tuesday evening had two parts.The first was a themed competition entitled Elements.
Our judge was Peter Cox from Tring, who gave an excellent critique of each image and the competition was workshop-like with Peter’s advice on how to improve individual images, his general comments on presenting images for competition and his hints and tips on how to present printed images.
Before Peter started his judging he explained very clearly what he would be looking for in each image and why he would hold certain images back. There were no points given in this competition. Images were awarded First, Second and Third places, with some others given Highly Commended or Commended.
The theme Elements bought forth many interpretations including Fire, Ice ,Wind and Water. It also included electrical elements, the separate elements making up a sewing kit and the elements of time.
There were some lovely icy pictures, some fire images that warmed us up, a particularly clever image that included water and fire, some spectacular underwater scenes, some smoky landscapes, and a beautiful coloured light bulb with coloured reflections that was pin sharp entered by David Gibbs.
Nine images were held back.
Winners – Elements
- First – Fire -Mike Ward
- Second – The Regeneration Begins – Peter Carter
- Third – Condensation – Julia Cleaver
- Bulb Elements – John Timbrell
- Primary Element Used in Led Bulbs Gallium (31) – David Gibbs
- Fire and Water Two Essential Elements of Life – David Gibbs
- Water – Alun Morgan
- A Gust of Wind on Grass Stems – David Jones
- Standing Firm Against Wind and Tide – David Jones
The second round was an Open print competition.
There were a good number of prints entered by members and again a good variety of subjects from A Bible in a Church, (Word of God) to A Tuscan Sunrise, a Lion looking through the leaves,(Intruder in the Camp), Minimalist Weather a view across a reservoir, and (Feeding Time) a squirrel eating a nut in the Snow Peter gave us advice on how to get Snow to look white in and image and not grey. He also gave advice on the type of paper to use for prints, saying gloss paper can often be reflective giving a shine on the paper. Semi -gloss or Matt paper often enhanced the image being printed.
The following Prints were held back.
Winners – Prints
- First – Tired and Lonely – John Timbrell
- Second – Refracted Glassware & Reflection – David Gibbs
- Third – The Axis, Vale Park – David Jones
- Summer Days – Julia Cleaver
- Gallery Architecture – John Timbrell
- Minimalist Weather – Chris Andrews
Kathy thanked Peter Cox and then spent a short time discussing the Rose Bowl Competition that had taken place the night before .
She congratulated everyone who had achieved good scores.
Blog written by Carol Haines
Next Week: Imagez Club Night – Informal Critique