Monthly Competition Results

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Our fourth Print competition of 2011 took place on Thursday 18 August and was judged by Diana Magor AFIAP LRPS BPE2* from the Hoylake Photographic Society. A total of 85 prints were presented to her on the night, and she gave constructive comments and scores on each one.

By her own admission she likes Natural History images but does not like trains, but does not let her personal opinions stop her seeing an image for what it is, regardless of the subject. Diana also likes a good title that is appropriate to the image.

Fourteen members each entered a print in this month’s Themed Competition, on the subject of “Bolton in Black and White.”

The top three were held back, and top score went to Andrew McArthur for “Peace Restraining War.”  Judge Diana felt this was a “good old fashioned dark room print” and “it filled the whole frame.” She also liked the “good foreground detail and the good sky.”

Second place and 19 points we awarded to Jeff Griffiths for “The Power and the Glory of Bolton” which Judge Diana said “as a triptych worked well.” It had “clean lines, a good sky and good blacks and whites” and whilst she liked the white base she felt it “may be better to keep the three images as rectangles without the curved edges.”

Third place went to Peter Maddock for “Market Place” which was “well seen and well taken” and had some escalator rails that “were a good lead in.” Diana explained that “words in a photo do not usually work, but they do here.”

Here are the results and judges comments of the Themed Images in the Print Competition. The full statistics can be viewed by opening the attached PDF file below. Any member wanting to know all the scores can see them in the Competition binder on display at the club. 

"Peace Restraining War"

by Andrew McArthur


"Like a good old fashioned dark room print, it fills the whole frame. Good foreground detail."

20 points


 "The Power and the Glory of Bolton"

by Jeff Grifiths


"As a triptych it works well. Clean lines. Good sky. Good blacks and whites."

19 Points


"Market Place"

by Peter Maddock


"Well seen and well taken. The escalator rails are a good lead in. Words in a photo do not usually work, but they do here.”

18 points

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