Sunday, 11 December 2016

Club Report – 3rd PDI Competition (Friday 9th Dec)

Marjorie Burge writes:

A good evening at APS on Friday 9th December when our third PDI competition was judged by Andy Smith LRPS CPAGB of Crayford Camera Club. Andy is a judge with a lively imagination, looking for stories and meaning, wondering how we should feel on looking at an image. He found much to enjoy in our photography and his only real criticism was where he felt extra cropping, sometimes down to quite a narrow letterbox format, would improve an image. He made an interesting comment that placing an image ‘bang in the middle slows things down’. Out of a fair number of high quality images he chose the following:

Division 1:  1st Garry Shorter with Roll of the Dice, 2nd Neville Marsh with Ruddy Darter, 3rd Sue Chapman with Help Which Way Please.
Help Which Way Please by Sue Chapman

Division 2:  1st David Horwood with Blue Water, 2nd Maria O’Connell with Boom, 3rd Kyle Tallett with Wedding in Oia.
Blue Water by David Horwood

Division 3:  1st Neil French with In Memoriam Auschwitz, 2nd Phil Drury with Sunbeams on a Cloudy Day, Dingle Peninsula, 3rd Eniko Zsombok with The One WTC.
Sunbeams on a Cloudy Day, Dingle Peninsula by Phil Drury

The Small Print Competition results were as follows:

1st Round:  1st Peter Skynner with Passing Keys, 2nd Peter Skynner with Nuthatch, 3rd Peter Skynner with Three Hefers.

2nd Round:  1st Karen Saunders with Runner, 2nd Fiona Beadle with Canterbury in Mono, 3rd Michael Broadbent with Arctic Moon.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Club Report – Natural History Competition (Friday 2nd Dec)

Marjorie Burge writes:

Alan Bousfield ARPS DPAGB BPE* of Hailsham Camera Club was the judge for our Natural History Competition. Alan has a BA in Natural History. The competition was very well supported with over sixty PDI entries and twenty-eight prints. The overall standard was very high with a good representation of local wildlife, flora and fauna with many different species of bird and butterfly shown plus many rare and exotic animals from all parts of the world captured on camera by our well travelled photographers. The surprise overall winner was a macro shot of a fly on a leaf, with the first place in prints going to a magnificent shot of a kingfisher shaking a captured fish and this also won the action award.

Prints:  1st Martin Till with Kingfisher Disabling Its Catch, 2nd Chris Rogers with Black Necked Stilt, 3rd Neil French with Juvenile Vervet Monkey.

Kingfisher Disabling Its Catch by Martin Till

Black Necked Stilt by Chris Rogers

Juvenile Vervet Monkey by Neil French

PDI:  1st Anthony Wright with Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae), 2nd Phil Drury with Squabbling Greenfinches, 3rd Phil Drury with Male Bearded Reedling.

Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae) by Anthony Wright

Squabbling Greenfinches by Phil Drury

Male Bearded Reedling by Phil Drury

Overall winner of The Bill Waters Natural History Trophy: Anthony Wright with Flesh Fly (Sarcophagidae)

Winner of the Stephen Cheek Action Trophy:  Martin Till with Kingfisher Disabling Its Catch.