External Competition Results

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On Thursday 22 March 2017 we took part in the Alan Adshead Memorial Trophy Print Competition organised by North Cheshire PS and held at the Civic Centre in Poynton.

Fourteen clubs from the region each presented judge Gwen Charnock FRPS MFIAP with five prints. She initially commented on each one and scored them out of 19 points. At the end all the prints with 19 points were shown again, and Gwen gave the extra point for a full 2 points to one print, which was “Mercedi” by Mike Huddon from The Evolve Group.

Gwen’s comments on our five prints were as follows:

“Lone Tree” by Alan Bromiley was very surreal and Gwen felt the colours had been boosted. She felt it might have been better if it was more subtle in the centre, but she liked the composition. The tree has a haze round the base and she felt it might be better to have burnt it in darker. She awarded it 16 points.

Lone Tree

"Lone Tree" by Alan Bromiley

“Great Crested Grebe Weed Dance” by Richard Towell showed the presentation of the weed which Gwen said was very good. She liked the different heights of the heads of the two birds, and while the smaller Grebe had an interesting eye, Gwen felt the eye on the taller bird was rather flat. She scored it a strong 17 points.

Great Crested Grebes Weed Dance

"Great Crested Grebe Weed Dance" by Richard Towell

Gwen said the photographer was attracted by the golden colours when taking “Market Street in the Rain” (by Adrian Drummond-Hill). She thought the lady in the centre was a bit soft and did not enhance anything by being there, and may have improved the print if she was further to one side. Gwen gave this print 14 points.

Market Street in the Rain

"Market Street in thge Rain" by Adrian Drummond-Hill

“Bandon Beach Sunset” by Peter Thomasson was presented to Gwen, and she liked the beautiful shapes close up of the foreground indentations and ripples, saying it was good quality. Gwen pointed out the two people over lapping the rock, and felt it might have been better to wait until they had moved away or take them out in Photoshop. She said she felt tight giving it 16 points because it has so many good parts.

Bandon Beach Sunset web

“Bandon Beach Sunset” by Peter Thomasson 

Our fifth and final print was “Ullswater Jetty Remains” by Phil Durkin. Gwen liked the hills in the background by felt the parts of the jetty made an odd shape, and the tree on the right spoilt the image in her opinion. A crop of the tree and right hand jetty “bit” would have resulted in a stronger image of the hills and jetty. She scored it 15 points.

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“Ullswater Jetty Remains” by Phil Durkin

Out total score was78 points, putting us in 9th place. The winners were Chorley PS with a total of 95 points as each of their prints scored 19 points.

Our congratulations to winners Chorley and to  Mike Huddon from The Evolve Group for the top print, and our thanks to Gwen Charnock and to all at North Cheshire PS for putting on yet another great competition, held amongst their superb print exhibition.

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