Fourth competition of the 2021-22 season

The Cheviot by Martin Tomes LRPS

Our 4th competition of the 2021-22 season took place on 3 March; a physical meeting with additional Covid precautions, instead of being a virtual meeting on Zoom. The judge was David Eastley LRPS. From Sussex, David describes himself as having a wide range of photographic interests, from portraits to landscapes, from travel to flower photography – quite fitting for reviewing our images! David is well known to Storrington camera club; having judged for us many times.   

Favourite images of the evening

The judge’s favourite print of the evening was “The Cheviot” by Martin Tomes; a lovely landscape which the judge highly praised – the composition and tones leading the eye through the image. Printing on matt art paper brought extra emphasis.   

The judge’s favourite PDI of the evening was “Bluebell in moonlight” by John Gauvin; described by the judge as being so delicate you can almost see the fairies dancing from it. The ‘rim lighting’ was especially effective.   

Being the judge’s favourites, these were each given a bonus point and were therefore awarded 21 points.  

Results in more detail

Printed Images

In total there were 18 prints. Of these two received the full 20 points, one received 19 points and two scored 18 points.

Those scoring the full 20 points were:

  • “The Cheviot” by Martin Tomes and already described – a lovely image judged best printed image of the evening and …
  • “Gently emerging” by Liz Barber – a very delicate image of a flower which the judge described as a beautiful, simple, piece of visual art – praise indeed!  

The print scoring 19 marks was “Diaphenous daffodils” by Kristina Byng – a lovely, simple, B&W image of transparent daffodils showing lots of detail.

The images scoring 18 points were: “Cambria off Gravesend” which the judge described as ‘a jolly nice mono image of a lovely boat’, nobody could argue with that, and “A Wary Cheetah” by John Gauvin which was sharp throughout, from tongue to tail and which stood out from the background.  

Projected Images (PDIs)

Bluebell in Moonlight by John Gauvin
Bluebell in Moonlight by John Gauvin

In total there were 30 projected images, of which three scored the full 20 points, two scored 19 points and two scored 18 points.

The three images scoring 20 were:

  • “Bluebell in moonlight” by John Gauvin and already described – a very delicate image judged to be the best PDI of the evening.
  • “Storm Eunice strikes Sullington Warren” by Dean Sephton, which portrays a wonderful sense of movement as the wind blows through the trees.
  • “Brown Hare Drinking” by George Reekie – a well timed shot with a lovely composition, made all the better by the reflection of the hare in the water.

The two images scoring 18 points were:

  • “A Brighton soaking” by Janet Brown, which brought a smile to the judge’s face as he described it as a very interesting image.
  • “St Mary’s Storrington at Dusk” by Dean Sephton – the judge enjoyed the manner in which the light plays on the tower, the gravestones lead the eye through the image and the murmurations adds interest.

The remaining images are too numerous to describe individually but also won plaudits from the judge.  

The judge’s comments on all images, both prints and PDIs, may be viewed in the attached files. The images themselves may be viewed by following the links at the head of this report!

Following a very enjoyable evening, Martin Tomes brought the event to a conclusion with a vote of thanks to David whose insights and tips had been much appreciated!

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Submitted by Nigel Cherry on Sat, 19/03/2022 12:15