On Tuesday 4th April at ImageZ we had the 4th round of the Challenge Cup. The theme on the first round was Shadows, and unusually the second open section was for prints not digital images.
There were thirty-five images entered for the first round. The subject of Shadows was vast and we were treated to many creative and thoughtful interpretations by our members.
Our judge Steve Galvin said that he hoped his critique would be positive, fair and consistent and indeed it was. He added that this was his journey as a judge and that he would be happy with feed back from the audience ,and if any member wanted to challenge his critique he was happy to chat about it at the end. Steve had an analytical approach to each image and he gave a thorough critique describing whether it was impactful, questioning some depth of fields used, whether the Shadow was integral to the image or side-lined by something else.
The subject shadows had people peering through windows, shadows of flowers and a vase on walls, animals and birds shadows captured on the ground, peoples long shadows reflected on the ground, a Wicker witch, some forks and shadows caused by various windows in Tate Modern.
Eventually Steve held back twelve images, the top scoring images were as follows.
- Shooting from the Shadows – Laurence Doyle – 19
- An invisible Shadow – Barry Coxon – 19
- Into the light – Kathy Chantler – 19
- A Walk in the Old Town – Neil Tingle – 19
- Me and my Dawg – Steve Gunn – 20
- The Fork – Kes Ward – 20
- Silhouette of the Tate – Chenxi Ni – 20
- Silhouette on the Steps – John Timbrell – 20
- I love a Cuppa – David Gibbs – 20 & Judges favourite.
Well done to all those members especially David .
Open – prints
The print section was equally exciting with a good variety of images of a high standard. Steve critiqued each giving time and depth to his comments.
Again we had a selection of Portraits, Wildlife, Architecture and Local Places and Sports.
The results were:
- The Titanic Museum – Kes Ward – 19
- Gothic Beauty – Brian Worley – 19
- Flamingo Taking a Bath – Chenxi Ni – 19
- Wine Glasses – David Gibbs – 20
- Splash and Reflection – Barry Coxon – 20
- Eurasian Eagle-Owl Chenxi Ni – 20 & Judges Favourite
Well Done to all these winners especially Chenxi.
Over these two rounds both Chenxi Ni and David Gibbs achieve a perfect score of 40 points with each picking up a judges choice too. It’s a tight battle as the competition heads in to the final round at the end of the month.
Next Week Imagez Club Night – Location Challenge Results