Open Print competition 18th November 2019

The judge for this competition was Graham Walton DPAGB. Most of the images in the galleries are ‘phone photos of the prints so they do not reflect the actual quality of the print. Intermediate 1stIn the scrumDavid Hulme2ndThe CandlemakerCarmel Saum3rdIt’s redChris LordHighly commendedSunset at ThurneChris LordHighly commendedWaterfallGordon ClaytonCommendedI’m in chargeDavid HulmeCommendedChrissy Rouse Superstock 1000David Bourne Advanced 1stActing the goat Wendy Irwin 2ndGrebe feeding chickLes Beardmore3rdFirst into the cornerPaul WayHighly commendedBrown hare Les Beardmore Highly commendedShort eared owl hunting Les Beardmore CommendedAn ode to Frida Kahlo…

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Open PDI Competition 14th October 2019

The person with the unenviable task of judging this competition was Dave Tucker EFIAP/silver, DPAGB, CPAGB, BPE3*. The standard of the images and, particularly in the advanced, the number of images was high so separating them out was quite a task. Intermediate 1stTulip texturedChristine Lovatt2ndHey, that’s me !David Bourne3rdBoats at DerrianaCarmel SuamHighly commendedStrike a lightJohn SuamHighly commendedWastwaterDavid HulmeCommendedGypsy ladyDavid HulmeCommendedChaosCarmel Suam Advanced 1stJaws of BorrowdaleDavid Slade2ndFemale BullfinchLes Beardmore3rdMountain hareLes BeardmoreHighly commendedFemale Orange TipRichard BryantHighly commendedSearching for foodWilliam BrownHighly commendedIngredients for mischiefWendy IrwinCommendedThe grasstrackersCliff HughesCommendedThe ebbing…

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Best of the rest competition – 16th September 2019

Our judge for the evening was Len Claydon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3*. With the competition being for prints that did not get a 1st, 2nd or 3rd in competitions last season there were a lot of quality images to choose from. Most of the images below are photographs of the prints taken with a ‘phone, hence the flash reflection and lower quality. Intermediate 1stOne eachIan Smith2ndPheasant reflectionDavid Bourne3rdGrand MosqueIan SmithHighly commendedBlack Country LadyChristine LovattHighly commendedThe harness raceDavid HulmeCommendedWaterview WorkshopGordon ClaytonCommendedEmbroidering in DubrovnikGordon Clayton Advanced 1stJacobean SoldierDavid…

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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. WillChairman 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 WillChairman 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 WillChairman 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 WillChairman 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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