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.

This competition had attracted 22 prints, and after an initial run through Judge Colin said “Wow. I will have to be very picky as these are all superb prints.” 

He held seven back for further review and one of these was “Panther Chameleon” by Richard Towell, which Colin awarded 18 points and said it had “great colours” and was “very sharp”, and he really liked the tree trunk it was clinging to.

Four prints scored 19 points: “Hippo in the Swamp” by Brian White, “Concentration” by Richard Towell, “Whinchat” by Adrian Drummond-Hill, and “Ynys Lladdwyn, Anglesey” by Peter Maddock. Colin said that “Hippo in the Swamp” was a “superb natural history shot that works really well, even down to the dribble of water from its mouth.” Colin said he liked the heat haze in the background of “Concentration” and it had “a good angle” and was "sharp throughout.” “Ynys Lladdwyn, Anglesey” had a good lead in and a good sky, and Colin said “as landscapes go he could not fault it.”

The full 20 points were awarded to two prints, “Evening Sun, Whiteside” by David Hawkins and “Pretty in Pink” by Paul Baybut. “Evening Sun, Whiteside” was “a lovely range of hills with superb colours.” “Pretty in Pink” was “a good pose and really cute,” and was “very well done.”

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.

Download this file (Print Score sheets advanced.pdf)Advanced Class Scores[ ]16 kB

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