Monthly Competition Results

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The final round in 2013 of our monthly print competition took place on Thursday 17th October. Our guest judge was Colin Douglas ARPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, BPE 4* who is the official photographer at Liverpool St. Helens RUFC and is from St Helens.

A total of 37 prints had been entered into this competition, and after a run through Colin gave his comments and scores out of 20 points. Colin held back eight prints for further consideration, and awarded 18 points to “Sunset over London” by Paul Longden and “Old Hall Corner” by Pat Berry.

“Sunset over London” was described as “a good cityscape and a good sunset” and Colin said “Old Hall Corner” was “a more static picture that a previous car shot, but this was more dramatic as it had more cars,” and he thought “it needed to show more movement.”

Nineteen points went to four prints: “Snowy Egret” by Phil Durkin, “In the Valley of Pitons” by Nina Thomasson, and “Duchess of Sutherland over Ribbleshead” and “Juvenile Blackbird” both by Paul Longden. “Snowy Egret” was “a good bird photo but the background was a bit light.” “In the Valley of Pitons” had good contrast between the house and the hills.” Colin said that the “Duchess of Sutherland over Ribbleshead” was interestingly three sections: the brickwork, the train and the mountains and the clouds hold the top of the picture in.” “Juvenile Blackbird” was “a good bird image as it is a small bird filling a large print, and had good shape round the eye and beak.” Colin felt it was “a bit bright in the corner.”

Top scores of 20 points went to “Happy Hour” by Mike Stone and “Gibson Mill” by Phil Durkin. “Happy Hour” was “amusing and well done” and well set up. “Gibson Mill” was a lovely image with a good lead in and all the elements worked very well.”

The scores can be viewed by opening the attached PDF file below. Any member wanting to see all the scores should consult the competition binder on display at the Club.

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