Monthly Competition Results

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The final round of Print Competition for this year took place on Thursday 18th October. Our guest judge was Simon Ray LRPS BPE1* from Lytham St Anne’s, and he used a scoring method that ranged from 12 to 20 points as he felt a wider band gives a better separation. A total of 22 prints were entered, and eight were held back during scoring.

Third place and 18 points went to “Boat House at Pooley Bridge, Ullswater” by Peter Maddock. Judge Simon said this was “ a cracking black and white print with enough detail.” There were good lead-ins and a natural sky with good depth and toning.”

Second place and 19 points went to “Going or Gold” by Paul Baybut, described as “a very good effect that took time to set up and create.” He particularly liked the effect on the models hand.

First place and 20 points went to “The Sapling and the Tree” by David Hawkins, which Simon said was “well thought out and had very good detail throughout.” It was “a good composition” and “very intriguing.”

Here are the results and judges comments of the top three Advanced Class images in the Print Competition. The full statistics can be viewed by opening the attached PDF file below. Any member wanting to see all the scores and Oliver's comments should consult the competition binder on display at the Club.


 "the Sapling and the Tree"

 by David Hawkins

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"Well thought out and has very good detail throughout. A good composition. Very intriguing.”

20 points


 "Going for Gold"

by Paul Baybut


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"A very good effect that took time and effort to set up. I like the effect on the models hand.”

19 points


"Boat House at Pooley Bridge, Ullswater"

  by Peter Maddock

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"A cracking black and white print with enough detail. There were good lead-ins and a natural sky with good depth and toning."

18 points

Download this file (Advanced Score sheets.pdf)Judges Scores[ ]16 kB

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