Open Print competition – 20th November 2017

Our judge for the evening was David Venables DPAGB BPE4, someone who is quite used to knowing what a good competition image requires. His critique was focused and forward moving for each photographer who entered. Thank you David.

This was the first competition of the year for new prints. The two previous competitions were ‘Best of the rest’ for last season’s prints that were not placed in the top three and a PDI competition. It was refreshing to see that all of the images were, as is required in the rules, new for this season.

Intermediate

1st Heacham Groynes Alistair Gorton
2nd The ploughman Alistair Gorton
3rd More than a brace David Hulme
Highly commended Stonechat Alistair Gorton
Highly commended Ancient mariner Alistair Gorton
Commended Fast and furious David Bourne
Commended Grey Heron Alistair Gorton

 

Advanced

1st Serenity Irene Stupples
2nd Brighton pier David Slade
3rd Lake District island David Slade
Highly commended Beacon off Anglesey David Slade
Highly commended Meeting under the arches Wendy Irwin
Commended Across the lake Wendy Irwin
Commended ABH – Angry Bella, Help William Brown

Photographer and educator based in North Staffordshire near to Stoke-on-Trent. Social photography – Portraits, Weddings and Events are specialisms although I used to do a lot of still life photography with which I was very successful.