The first Club Competition is now done and dusted and I think a few surprises were had..!
We had the pleasure of John Hoogerwerf judging who provided a very good humoured session. It was nice to have banter with the audience which I feel helps make an enjoyable competition.
First up were the monochrome prints and what a selection there was. John commented all the way through that the prints were of a very good standard and was struggling to separate them So he decided that the ones he was not placing in the top 6 were all equal 7th.. I must admit John had received the images the week before so was well aware of what was coming and had already separated out his winners.. I was holding on hoping that my 'Cragside' image was going to make it, but sadly appeared just before he was getting to the winners. The winner of the Monochrome section was Chris Goody with his print of the 'Buttress Gibbs Fjord' closely followed by Geraldine Stephenson with 'Paw Prints in The Snow'. For third we were impressed once agin with an image of Paul Hardern's 'F15 Heading Home'..
John quickly then followed with the Colour Print Section and I must say the quality in this section was outstanding. John must have had a real challenge trying to pick out his winners. But alas when Paul Haywards image 'Classical Pose' was presented it was stunning. In 2nd Place was Allan Heath with 'Corn Bunting' with Patrick Miles pipping myself with is image of 'Stormy Skies'.
The PDI section followed after a short break and I was in panic mode as not all images had been imported to the DiCentra Software again.. But I got there and we had another selection of stunning images. John had got the "Held Back" images down to 6 and then deliberated on his placings.. It was a great result for Keith Roberts to take 1st and 2nd place with 'The Ploughing Match' and 'Horse Power' respectively. John was very taken with the Tension in the picture. The red tractor going away being closet to the author and the Blue one advancing being further away. Keith commented after how the comments from members the week before had enabled him to improve his Horse Power image and so getting second place. For me that is what this great Society is about, the sharing of ideas and support.. Well done Keith. In 3rd place was Paul Hardern with another stunning image 'F15 Pulls Up Out of Low Level'.
A great night and one of good interaction.
Full results can be viewed here October 2014 Results