Top blog image by John Simpson. Words from Publicity Secretary Richard Atkinson followed by links to the results for the Open Competition.
Words by R3
Thursday was our last Open competition of the season. Competition nights are always popular and there was a full house to see our best efforts parade across the screen. As always with open competitions there was a wonderfully eclectic collection of images on show. Personally I love competitions because I never tire of looking at other peoples’ work and hearing what the judge has to say about my own work, whether good or bad! It’s by looking at lots of images and hearing what our experienced judges have to say which I find most interesting and helpful when trying to improve my own photography. We all have our own opinions about what makes a good photograph and it’s very good, and often humbling, to have that tested in open competition with our peers.
Our judge this evening was the very experienced Keith Cooper, a good friend of the Club who has judged our competitions on several previous occasions over the years. He has a gentle and encouraging style, always finding something positive to say about every image while at the same time pointing out our errors and remaining incisive when awarding marks. At the end of the competition Keith was very complimentary about the high standard of entries across the board.
Congratulations go to all entrants whose images scored a maximum 20 points, including John Simpson, Jenny Bircher, Angela Rendell, Andy Harbin(x2), John Dullea, Rhys Owen(x2) and Jane Bodkin. Well done! And running close behind those top scorers were another eleven images which scored 19 points and eighteen images scoring 18 points. A really high standard of entry so well done to everyone who entered the competition and helped make it such an enjoyable and fascinating evening.