For the Best of the Year competition, we invited Ken Scott back to adjudicate our images and prints. Ken is a member of Steyning Camera Club and is best known for his mountain landscape photography. A respected judge on the camera club circuit, he is also an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.
In both competitions there was a disappointing turn out with only 15 members submitting in the print competition and 16 in the PI. Although the objective of these competitions is to find our Best of the Year, it also provides an opportunity to get a second opinion of an image that may have been harshly treated in a previous competition.
First up were the Projected Images where some 32 images were judged. The best of the night was attributed to Di Walker for Stilettos.
During the interval a discussion centred around splitting into two groups for competition purposes. After some debate, the consensus of opinions favoured staying as we are. All comments made during this discussion will be debated at a future committee meeting.
After the interval, came the 30 prints that had been entered. Best of the night went once again to Di Walker for River Tyne.
Ken’s style of judging is to accentuate the positives within an image followed by constructive suggestions on further improvements. A pity other judges do not take the same approach.
Thank you to all that entered and hearty congratulations to Di.
This Coffee Club 'meet' will be at Southwater Country Park Cafe at 10.30am. I’m sure most of you know Southwater Park but for those of you who don’t, the lake and surrounds are fairly ‘pickcherskew’ and there are always swans, waterfowl and gulls of course. Occasionally I have seen great crested grebe (I think). The walk around the lake is short, flat and hard surfaced so not muddy. There may be boating activity on the lake either real or radio controlled model boats. The weather doesn’t promise much so if the lake walk/photography doesn’t appeal you could always take a hike up or down the adjacent Downs Link Path or just continue into Horsham and do your shopping (boring) or do some street photography (better)?
I have read or been told somewhere that there is now a charge for the car park of £1.50 (chisel) but no charge to go into the Park. The link below tells you ‘where it’s at'
Let’s hope the weather is more cheerful than is suggested but it doesn’t really matter as the object of the exercise is to get together and at least we can talk photography and learn from each other. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.
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