Monthly Competition Results

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Our 2013 competition started on Thursday 17 January and introduced our new scoring system, one of the features being that as many images as the judge chooses can achieve the maximum score of 20 points, rather than having one first, second and third image.

Our guest judge was Mike Stanley from the Blackburn and District Camera Club who said he liked coming to this club as the images were of a very high standard and the club is very friendly.

The Beginners class were projected first, and after the initial run through of the twenty eight images judge Mike said they were “all of such good work that I need to nit-pick to separate them.”

Six were held back for further consideration during the scoring and 18 points were awarded to “Autumn at Padley Gorge” by Phil Durkin and to “Steady On Old Girl” by Paul Longden. “Autumn at Padley Gorge” had “a very good lead in and good shutter speed to capture the water.” “Steady On Old Girl” had initial visual impact and Mike said was "commended", adding “it was well set up and very well presented.”

Nineteen points were given to “Young Brown Eagle” by Blake Wardle, which Mike thought was a “striking shot” that was “beautifully sharp with the eye on the third” and the beak gave a good lead in. It had “a lot going for it.”

The full 20 points went to “Pause for Thought” by Chris Evans, “One Fred Mist” by Don Isherwood and “Afternoon Snooze” by Judy Bell. “Pause for Thought” was described by judge Mike as “absolutely superb” and he said the subject had “a good expression and was well framed.” “One Fred Mist” deserved “an extra mark for the title” and judge Mike liked this image “very much” as “the atmosphere, title and positioning all hung together very well.” “Afternoon Snooze” was “a very good image for a beginner and very well posed, with superb detail and was sharp throughout.”

The scores can be viewed by opening the attached PDF file below. In addition, any member wanting to know their individual scores and comments should consult the Competition binder on display at the Club.









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