Marjorie Burge writes:
We started 2015 at APS with the John Wigmore Rural Landscape Trophy Competition, judged by Kevin Ball LRPS of Parkwood Camera Society whose passion is landscape photography. A good entry - in total 84 images consisting of 17 prints and 67 digitals. Prints, of course, take time to prepare but, as Kevin Bell pointed out, some images are improved by being shown as a print. The quality was high and the views varied, covering landscape, skyscape and seascape, colour and mono. Our photographers seem to roam the world with their cameras and there were some stunning images from their travels. Kevin, in his judging, was a keen ‘cropper’ not only to take out that sky at the top and that piece at the bottom but also to change the central point of the image by moving it to one side – all good comments – and he was generous in his praise of the quality of printing and mounting in the print section. Many excellent images had to be passed over to choose the winners in each section.
Prints: 1st Nicholas Hill with Sweeping Views, 2nd Chris Shore with No Safe Landing Place, 3rd Anthony Wright with Listen.
Digital Images: 1st Anthony Wright with Catalan Coast, 2nd Stuart Thompson with Toward Stac Pollaidh, 3rd Les Gordon with Guilin Logji Houses in Terraced Fields.
The overall winner of the John Wigmore Trophy was Nicholas Hill with his print of Sweeping Views.
Toward Stac Pollaidh by Stuart Thompson
Next Friday, 9th January, we have Cherry Larcombe ARPS DPAGB BPE3* EFIAP with an evening of photography under the title of Creative Flower Photography. A good evening for visitors to spend an evening away from the television.