Print of the year competition 2019

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Our judge for the evening was David Gibbins – ARPS, APAGB, EFIAP/b, BPE5 As is befitting for our final competition of the season he was presented with some tough decisions due to the high standard of the entries. Intermediate 1stOil rig sunsetIan Smith2ndPilot cottagesIan Smith3rdJulieAlan LovattHighly commendedWhat are you looking atDavid BourneHighly commendedPort of Dubai -Misty skylineIan SmithCommendedSudden stopDavid BourneCommendedCanal sideAlan Lovatt Oil rig sunset – Ian Smith ( photograph of the print )Pilot cottages – Ian SmithJulie – Alan LovattWhat are you looking at – David…

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People / Portrait Competition – 01/04/19

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Our judge for the evening was Mike Sharples ARPS MPAGB AFIAP BPE5 Intermediate 1stWatching the world go byIan Smith2ndMinaAlan Lovatt3rdWalking to morning prayersIan SmithHighly commendedBlack Country ladyChristine LovattHighly commendedJulieAlan LovattCommendedMother and childGordon ClaytonCommendedMad HatterChristine Lovatt Advanced 1stSamDavid Slade2ndHerman’s gallery of stolen artWendy Irwin3rdViking sword maidenWendy IrwinHighly commendedJacobean soldierDavid SladeHighly commendedPortrait of AmyWendy IrwinCommendedWaitingWilliam BrownCommendedThe puffer ladyStephen Simcox People / Portrait of the year – ‘Sam’ by David Slade. WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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Open print competition – 18/03/19

Our judge for the evening was Rob Hockney – DPAGB, BPE5* Intermediate 1stKnee scraperDavid Bourne2ndPassing through LongportIan Smith3rdMisty Hardinswood JunctionIan SmithHighly commendedSudden stopDavid BourneCommendedWaterview Wharf workshopsGordon Clayton Advanced 1stCut and driedWendy Irwin2ndIn the glass houseWendy Irwin3rdPhalenopsisJim StupplesHighly commendedHodge Close QuarryDavid SladeHighly commendedDerelict barge on blackwater MarshDavid SladeCommendedWestport lakeWilliam BrownCommendedLong tailed titAlastair Gorton WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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Open PDI competition 18/02/19

Our judge for the evening was Louise Walton Intermediate 1st Peregrine Falcon with Red Leg Ian Smith 2nd Grey Heron David Hulme 3rd Smokin’ !! David Bourne Highly commended Mud splattered David Bourne Highly commended Beetle in the hub David Bourne Commended Crisis at the turn Ian Smith Commended Ragged Victorians David Hulme Advanced 1st Langdale Pikes David Slade 2nd Dipper feeding chick Paul Way 3rd Kissing clowns Wendy Irwin Highly commended A leap ahead Paul Way Highly commended Wells next the sea David Slade…

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AV Competition 04/02/19

With a variety of entries from images to music through to full Audio Visuals. There were informing, messages and tales about a day out AVs. PlaceTitlePhotographer1stCarved by iceDavid Slade2ndMonasteriesDavid Slade3rdGlass HousesWendy Irwin WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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Landscape Competition 14/01/19

Our judge for the evening was Scott Latham Intermediate 1stPort of Dubai, misty skylineIan Smith2ndArabesque architectureIan Smith3rdMuscat harbour castleIan SmithHighly commendedEilean Donan castleChris LovattCommendedCanal sideAlan LovattCommendedTrain to GrindlewaldAlan Lovatt Advanced 1stSea iceJim Stupples2ndWaiting for the brideAlastair Gorton3rdChurch in the seaPaul WayHighly commendedMagpie mineAlastair GortonHighly commendedEastbourne Pier at sunriseDavid SladeCommendedSafe harbourJim StupplesCommendedThe dragon’s eyeIrene Stupples WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people. http://www.willsphotoimaging.co.uk

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OPEN Print competition – 19/11/18

Our judge for the evening was Jacqui Grafton ( ARPS, EFIAP/silver, DPAGB, BPE5* ). Intermediate 1st Lily Beetle Gordon Clayton 2nd Pilot’s Cottages Ian Smith 3rd The old hall, Trentham Alan Lovatt Highly commended Purple rain Gordon Clayton Highly commended Mina Alan Lovatt Commended Harvest time Ian Smith Commended One each Ian Smith Advanced 1st Parkhouse Hill David Slade 2nd It takes more than a bit of rain to stop a Para William Brown 3rd Alone on the jetty Wendy Irwin Highly commended Pixie Robson 2…

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Open PDI Competition 15/10/18

Our judge for the evening was Robert Ings Intermediate 1st Abandoned Ian Smith 2nd All Clear Ian Smith 3rd Get off my food David Bourne Highly commended Rob Collard British Touring Championship David Bourne Highly commended Hollywood glamour David Hulme Highly commended Mercaderes meeting Ian Smith Commended Steps in time Chris Lord Commended Well balanced David Hulme Advanced 1st Lighting the way Alastair Gorton 2nd Grebe feeding chick 2 Paul Way 3rd Flowers on the bar Wendy Irwin Highly commended Ogwen Valley Paul Way Highly…

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Best of the rest competition – 17th September 2018

Judge: Jeff Reader Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st Graceful Alastair Gorton 2nd Cotswold hunt Gordon Clayton 3rd Packhorse bridge at Three Shires Head Alastair Gorton Highly Commended Abandoned workshop Alan Lovatt Highly Commended Parga old town Ian Smith Commended Roadside kill Ian Smith Commended The Mill Inn Gordon Clayton Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st Slightly creepy clowns Wendy Irwin 2nd Eastbourne pier David Slade 3rd Wildboarclough Paul Way Highly Commended Beacon off Anglesey David Slade Highly Commended Grebe with chick Paul Way Commended Tallulah…

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Possible changes to the internal club competitions for September 2019

Concern has been raised about the relatively low total number of entries ( as opposed to the number of images not previously been entered ) in one of the competition rounds this season. This, along with some other factors, led to some discussion amongst committee members about the internal club competitions. Some of this was then shared with members at the AGM. Some of the possible options, but not the reasoning, are given later in this post. We need members to discuss this during the coming…

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