On Friday 18th November Glyn Bareham LRPS CPAGB of Invicta Camera Club together with Di Long LRPS of Herne Bay & Canterbury Camera Clubs, judged our 2nd Print Competition. Glyn is a KCPA Premier Judge and Hon Member of Seaford Camera Club, Di is a KCPA Provisional Judge. Having two judges worked well with Glyn leading and Di either agreeing or making her own independent comments. Interesting to see the different views. Glyn, who has been judging for many years now, said it was a pleasure to come to a club where he knew the quality of work would be high. His approach to Division 3 entrants was considerate of their being in ‘the beginners class’ and he said the quality of their work was very good. He mentioned a revival in monochrome. There were overall 83 images to comment upon but he took his time and gave each one his full attention. Di commented now and then, anxious over bright sections and more advantageous cropping. When given an opportunity to choose her winners over those chosen by Glyn, she did indeed pick some he had passed over – showing how different judges will bring different results. When entering competitions, know your judge.
Division 1: 1st Anthony Baines with Close to the Speed of Sound, 2nd George Pearson with Post, Stone, Water and Fence Composition, 3rd Kyle Tallett with The Sheep and the Church.
Post, Stone, Water and Fence Composition by George Pearson
Division 2: 1st Mike Routley with Speak No Evil, 2nd Marcello Tomasini with Durdle Door at Sunset, 3rd Marcello Tomasini with Alone in the Safe Harbour.
Speak No Evil by Mike Routley
Division 3: 1st Steve O’Connor with Corner No. 8, 2nd Fiona Beadle with Wooden Roller Coaster Out of Order Again, 3rd Paul Gardiner with Stokes National Park.
Corner No. 8 by Steve O’Connor
Next Friday, 25th November, we have Richard Walton FRPS MPAGB EFIAP with ‘Back to the Future’, and it will be time to enter our 3rd PDI Competition. Visitors welcome.