Landscape competition – 16th January 2017

Judge: Ralph Duckett Landscape print of the year  – A cold and frosty morning by Tony Kinder Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Sunset at Thorpe Cloud  Alistair Gorton 2nd  Stonehenge  Paul White 3rd  Cityscape  Wendy Irwin Highly Commended  Boxing Day trip Tenby  Norman Hayes Highly Commended  River Tamar crossings  Paul White Commended  Roald Dahl inspired Twits house at Tatton  Wendy Irwin Commended  Mist over Congleton  Ian Smith Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  A cold and frosty morning  Tony Kinder 2nd  Sunrise at Llyn…

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Open Print competition – 21st November 2016

Judge: Paddy Ruske Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Summer fruits bottled  Wendy Irwin 2nd  Stranded yacht  Alistair Gorton 3rd  Moat Low  Alistair Gorton Highly Commended  Mr & Mrs Simmons  Wendy Irwin Commended  Sunset at Thorpe Cloud  Alistair Gorton Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Whitethroat with rustic moth larvae  Les Beardmore 2nd  Great Crested Grebes  Tony Kinder 3rd  Chalking up  Les Beardmore Highly Commended  Wolf Mountain  Irene Stupples Highly Commended  Llandudno Pier  Paul Way Highly Commended Grasstracker  Tony Kinder Highly Commended Leaps and bounds…

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Open PDI competition – 17th October 2016

PDI competitions are for Projected Digital Images. Judge: John Royle Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Moat Low  Alistair Gorton 2nd  Potted oak  Wendy Irwin 3rd  Into the blue  Steve Copeland Highly Commended  Scottish Widow  Wendy Irwin Commended  Elderberries in a jar Wendy Irwin Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Red grouse in the rain  Les Beardmore 2nd  Sunrise at Llyn Padarn  Paul Way 3rd  Johnson’s Knoll  David Slade Highly Commended  Jet skier  Tony Kinder Highly Commended  Jamie Ashley – rainy 600 supersport  Paul Way…

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Best of the rest competition 19th September 2016

Entries for the ‘Best of the rest’ competition had to have been entered in a competition last year but not been awarded first, second or third. It was the first time we have had this competition. The idea was to give images that did not appeal to the whims of the judge on the night a chance for recognition. It is the only time that entries from a previous season have been knowingly allowed to be used in another season. Judge: Barbara Lawton Intermediate category Place Title Photographer…

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Alton Towers Competition

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The Alton Towers competition is something that gives club members a unique challenge each year. Everyone has the same subject matter available and the same lighting conditions. This year was made more challenging by the weather which, for most of the 90 minutes was either overcast cloud or rain. We did have a glimmer of sunlight just towards the end. This meant that I was even more eager and also nervous to see what people had achieved on the night. The time and resources provided…

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Open Print Competition – 18th November 2013

This was our second print open competition of the season. In between the two was a PDI open. Whilst the Intermediate category had a full entry the Advanced category seemed to be a little lighter than is usual. I know that some members in this category were away on holiday during the time entries had to be submitted. Our judge for the competition was John Royle ( CPAGB ) who had come over from Nantwich. He was presented with quite a variety of images. Landscapes / seascapes…

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Open PDI competition – 21st October 2013

The first PDI ( Projected Digital Image ) competition of the season saw us welcome a judge who was new to the cub, Mark Wilbury.  From the start he made it clear that his comment style might come across a little differently from our normal judging experience. Part of this being due to it being an open competition round meaning the subject matter and style of the entered images would make it impossible to directly compare images. Emphasis would be made on the stadium and punctum…

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Open print competition – September 2013

With this being the first competition of the season there was much anticipation and some nervousness. Last year, Steve Geary, a newcomer to the club but not new to photography competitions, clearly announced his arrival going straight into the Advanced category and he had a very strong year. What might happen this year ? Amongst the Intermediate entries there were first time entries from people who had just  joined the club and not previously entered a competition; some from people who joined last season but had not yet entered…

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