|Challenge Cup #5 (Theme: Part of Something Big & OPEN)
This week we completed our fifth round of the Imagez Challenge cup, the last round of the league which included four previous rounds. The evening was as usual split into two parts, the Themed round before break and the Open round after the break. There were many interpretations of ‘Part of something big’ our theme. These included a Rhino’s eye, part of a glacier calving, a stairwell, the view of a mountain from Cumbria National Park, gargoyles, a powerful Atlantic wave, plaits of rope, rolls of hay, a translucent leaf and a page from a book of which there were six volumes.
Our judge Damon Guy spent time on each image and in an analytical way worked through each image. He commented on the “wonderful texture of the skin of the rhino” on the image ‘Aged the Rhinos Eye’ and “the eye being the way the animal expresses itself. He spoke about the “wonderful bends and curves” of the ‘Sopwith Camel Propeller ‘
Damon discussed whether some images had impact, the composition, image viewpoints, lines, and whether the correct depth of field had been used on some images. He spoke in a knowledgeable way, on the subjects of the images and added many helpful hints on technique, composition and story. Damon suggested carrying a small spray bottle when walking to photograph leaves or flowers, to add an extra dimension.
Damon held back six images and they were as follows.
19-Peter Carter-Protected by the Herd
19-Steve Gunn-Welcome to my sea of yellow
19-Sue Brown-The Donut
20-Chris D’netto-Parts of Colour in a Bigger Panel
20-David Gibbs-A Page… from Six Large Volumes – judges choice
After the break, the Open round had a large variety of images including Brighton Pier, a ‘Jetty in the fog’ described by Damon as “simplicity with plenty of space helping the audience feel the impact.” There were a number of strong portraits, abstracts, and wildlife images also some creative and artistic images had been entered by the members. Damon continued with an excellent critique for everyone. Eventually he held back eleven images. Here are the images that scored nineteen and twenty.
19-Brian Worley-Have I Got Your Attention
19-Tami Nunley-Up to the Library
19-Chenxi Ni-Dinner Time
19-Kes Ward-This View Never Gets Old
19-Peter Carter-Pollen Count
20-Kes Ward-Night Light Symmetry
20-David Gibbs-Brandy Glasses – judges choice
As you will have realised, we have now come to the end of the league. The Scores of the last five rounds have been added up. The overall Winner will collect the trophy. The race for first place is extremely exciting with quite a few talented contenders. However, we must keep you in suspense as the Winner will be announced on the celebration evening at Queens Park Arts centre on Tuesday 23rd May.
Next Week: Imagez Club Night – Three Counties Competition Selection Night
Tuesday, May 2nd @ 20:15 – 22:15 Location: Weston Turville Village Hall, 40A Main St, Weston Turville, Aylesbury HP22 5RW, UK