Going for the Line crosses the line.
The first Print competition of the new season was held on the 6th October. The Judge for the evening was Bob Webzell. Bob is self-taught in Photography and was awarded his Royal Photographic distinctions in 1999 and 2001. A past president of Brighton and Hove Camera Club, he supports educational developments in Tanzania.
Sixty-Five images were submitted for adjudication with some 38% (5*20, 7*19 and 13*18) receiving scores of 18 or more attesting to the high standard of the prints submitted. It was particularly gratifying in seeing many of the new members submitting images for the first time.
In assessing our images Bob concentrated and sharpness of the image and critical in the focal point of the image. The high level of marking confirms that we, as a club, are predominantly adept at getting it right.
Well done to everyone for making this a varied and stimulating competition and congratulations to Martin Tomes for achieving ‘best of the night’ with ‘Going for the Line’
The top images were marked as follows
|Walking in Haste||Di Walker|
|Polar Bear in a Hurry||Ian MacWhirter|
|Icelandic Icebergs with Volcanic Ash||Ian MacWhirter|
|Buff-necked Ibis with Grub||Jean MacWhirter|
|Going for the Line||Martin Tomes|
|Brazilian Cowboys||Jean MacWhirter|
|Wells Cathedral Organ||Martin Tomes|
|Poppies in the Wind||Daisy Kane|
|Reflected Glory||Janet Brown|
|Is Big Brother Watching?||Liz Barber|
|Marbled Whites Mating||Di Walker|
|Yacare Caiman in Swamp||Jean MacWhirter|
|Past it's Best||Alex Swyer|
|Can You Do This||Alex Swyer|
|Hang About!||Anne Nagle|
|Our father who art in Heaven||Charmaine Hayes|
|Ripples in the Water||Charmaine Hayes|
|Venice (Water) Canal||Derek Grieve|
|Bee on Lavender||Jane Coward|
|Hot Spots||Peter Michell|
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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