Monthly Competition Results

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Thursday February 21st saw our first Print competition of 2013, with Norman Thompson DPAGB LBIPP standing in at short notice as guest judge. Norman, a member of Bury PS, is the current Treasurer of the L&CPU, and is a friend of this club.

A total of 29 prints were presented to Norman for the Advanced Competition, of which he held 9 back for a closer look. Norman admitted they were all very good in their own way, and it was not easy for him to pick anything out between them.

He awarded 17 points each to “Clipping the Hurdle” by Richard Towell, “Mirror Image” by Heather Beckett and “A Fishy Tale” by Joan Horner.

Norman gave 18 points to two prints: “Please No Poachers Today” by Heather Beckett and to “Portrait of a Camel Herder” by Richard Towell. “Please No Poachers Today” was described by Norman as “a cracker” and “beautiful.” He thought “Portrait of a Camel Herder” was a “superb action shot” with “lots of dirt flying about.”

This left four prints that Norman said were “all superb images.” Three of them each received 19 points, “Snake Goddess” by Paul Baybut, “Waterfall at Beuchaille Etive Tor” by Peter Maddock and “1957 Mercury Monterey” by Mike Williamson. ”Snake Goddess” was “extremely good with excellent facial features.” It was “a terrific portrait built into the landscape.” Norman “loved”  “Waterfall at Beuchaille Etive Tor” adding it was a superb waterfall and very good landscape image.” The tree was “very good and the water was not milky or static.” “1957 Mercury Monterey” was “well seen and well photographed from an unusual angle”. Norman eye was distracted by a small reflection in the light assembly and felt the picture would be better without it.

The full 20 points and top spot went to “Little Morton Hall” by Jeff Layer, which Norman admitted had “beautiful detail” and “a good sky.” He thought it a “superb monochrome image” and worthy winner in this competition.

The full statistics can be viewed by opening the attached PDF file below. Any member wanting to know all the scores and Norman's comments can see them in the Competition binder on display at the club

Download this file (Advanced Score sheets.pdf)Advanced Class Score Sheet[ ]17 kB

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