Our final big print competition of the season for the Annual Exhibition produced a wealth of amazing images. Clive Tanner FRPS DPAGB of Maidstone Camera Club, a Premier KCPA judge, Chairman of the KCPA judges panel, a member of the Executive Committee of the PAGB, a former President of the KCPA, and ex-council member of the RPS, was happy to have been invited to officiate. He is a good friend of APS and always generous in his praise of the quality of our photography.
Clive's judging was, as always, informative and sympathetic. Bright patches to be toned down – curious about the story behind the image – in some he would like to have seen more (even a mermaid!) – admiration for wildlife photographers - and always the thought "could you have done any better?". The final choice had been made at the beginning of the evening and these were held back and shown only at the end (frustrating for those trying to ‘pick the winner’). Clive said "All the time you can produce work like this, Ashford will remain as one of the premier clubs".
The Premier Award went to Anthony Wright with The Loch.
The Loch by Anthony Wright
Highly Commended: Philip Hinton with In the Company of Ruffians, Rapscallions, Beggars and Ne’er-do-wells; Kyle Tallett with A Brown Hare Washing; Anthony Wright with Don’t Go; Anthony Baines with Little Owl with Mouse.
In the Company of Ruffians, Rapscallions, Beggars and Ne’er-do-wells by Philip Hinton
Commended: Chris Shore with Blowing Hard; Maria O’Connell with On The Hunt: Graeme Andrews with Resting After a Day’s Racing; Anthony Baines with Spitfire Summer; Mike Routley with The Library Room.
Spitfire Summer by Anthony Baines
Next Friday 20th May we have "An Evening With Mel and Sue" when Melanie Chalk DPAGB and Sue Chapman ARPS CPAGB will entertain and educate. This will be the final open evening of the season, your last chance to come and say hello before we break for the summer. Members will be able to enjoy the Awards Night and Buffet Supper on Friday 27th May before heading off into the sunset.