On Saturday 28th April we held the Print Panel Competition for the Driftwood Trophy, with fifteen panels entered. Our judge for the evening was Richard Walton FRPS EFIAP MPAGB BPE3* APAGB of Invicta Camera Club where he is Vice-President, a KCPA Premier Judge, and appointed a national and international judge for the PAGB in 2004. Richard also sits on the RPS advisory panels for the M, A and L distinctions, so well qualified for the job in hand. Richard commented on each individual image and also on the overall image created by the panel, placing great importance on the order in which the images were arranged within the panel. In our panels we can enter a minimum of four and a maximum of six images and the order in which they are displayed is decided by the photographer. Richard commented that with only four images there was no central image, although I noticed that some panels of five were set out in sets of two plus three (at the request of the photographer), i.e. no central image. Richard was looking for a cohesive balanced panel with images of equal strength and, if possible telling a story. The quality of entries was very high, with images from close to home, travels abroad, and deep inside the photographer’s imagination, making the final decision, as always, difficult. Richard’s choice for first place and the winner of the Driftwood Trophy was, in his words ‘an absolutely stunning set of images, superbly done, both pictorially and technically’.
1st Karen Saunders with Leopards of Londolzi; 2nd Kyle Tallett with The Plants from My Garden, An Alternative View, 3rd Mike Routley with Stallholders, La Boqueria Food Market Barcelona.
Next Friday, 5th May, we have a talk on Yellowstone in Winter, when Ron Tear MPAGB ARPS BPE3* and Maggie Tear LRPS CPAGB will be giving us the benefit of a trip around Yellowstone in winter while we sit in the warmth and comfort of Givaudan. Visitors always welcome.