2015 Competition Results
Andrew Brochwicz–Lewinski ARPS from Bramhall PS had thirty–six DPIs and sixteen prints to judge in the October competition. Each entry was carefully scrutinised and thoughtfully commented on in detail. The images chosen as winners were:
|1st||Dunbar Sunset||Charlie Saycell|
|2nd||Naval Captain||Barry Barnes|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the other entrants and thanks to Andrew for giving his time and expertise.
There were thirty–four DPIs and eighteen prints for Mike Lawrence of Oldham PS to judge in the August competition. Mike, as any good judge should do, consider very carefully every entry and gave constructive comments on each one. After careful consideration his winners for the evening were:
|3rd=||Taking a Break||Barry Barnes|
|3rd=||The Watcher||Ian Boys|
|1st||One Man and His Bull||Keith Rawsthorne|
|2nd||Hoverfly on Astilby Bloom||Charlie Saycell|
|3rd=||Just Gliding By||Stuart Vaughton|
|3rd=||Reflective Salford Quays||Jen Barnes|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the other entrants and thanks to Mike for giving his time and expertise.
Daryl Giles, CPAGB from Hyde PS, made a welcome return to judge our June competition; there were fifteen prints and thirty-two DPIs for him to consider. As usual, Daryl discussed each entry and gave a fair and comprehensive comment on every one; his winners and runners–up were:
|3rd||Bold as Brass||Kevin Gamwell|
|2nd||Le Mans Cathedral||Charlie Saycell|
|3rd=||Little Pleasures for Little Treasures||Jen Barnes|
|3rd=||Supporting the Troops||Jen Barnes|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the other entrants and thanks to Daryl for giving his time and expertise.
6 Image Portfolio
Ian Boy‘s portfolio
John Nightingale‘s highest scoring "Weather"
On a practical evening in May, members were asked to bring their cameras and were given a list of six subjects to photograph with the results to be shown as a six–image portfolio on 8th June. The subjects were:
- another club member
- something in the club room
- the outside of the Conservative Club
- any image which included a vase provided by the Chairman
All the images had to have been taken on, or after 18th May.
The images were judged by the members present and the portfolio which gained the most marks was declared the winner.
John Nightingale‘s "Weather" was judged to be the highest individual scoring image, however the portfolio which received the most aggregated number of points was that submitted by Ian Boys. Congratulations to Ian and John and thanks to the other members who submitted entries and helped to make the evening an entertaining success.
There were forty DPIs and nineteen prints for Nick Berentzen CPAGB BPE1, from South Manchester Camera Club, to judge in our May competition.
Nick very carfully and conscientiously considered all of the entries and gave comprehensive comments on each one.
"High kick" by Keith Rawsthorne and "Serenity", also by Keith, were selected by Nick as the winner and runner–up respectively in the print section and Gary Lewis’s "Masie" was his winner among the DPIs. There were however, six DPIs which all scored nineteen out of twenty points, with the result that all were awarded equal second place!
Thanks to Nick for giving up his time nd passing on some of his expertise to us; congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the oher entrants, better luck next time.
The top scores were:
|1st||High Kick||Keith Rawsthorne|
|3rd||St Annes old pier||Mark Hill|
|2nd=||Le Mans Cathedral||Charlie Saycell|
|2nd=||On the look out||Sturt Vaughton|
DPI Knockout Competition
Seventeen members each submitted six images to the DPI knockout competiton suggested by David Cornes. Images were shown two at a time, with one of those being eliminated and the other going into a pool to compete against the other survivors of round one. The second round further reduced the remaining images and subsequent rounds continued until there was only one DPI left.
Congratulations go to Ian Boys, the author of the worthy winner, which was "Mono Lake".
Thanks to David for suggesting the competition and to Keith Rawsthorne for organising the evening.
March saw the second externally–judged competition of 2015. This time our guest was George Steele CPABG LRPS BPE1* of Bury Photographic Society. There were slightly more entries than January’s competition; twenty members submitted a total of forty DPIs and there were fourteen prints entered by seven people.
George discussed each entry and after careful consideration awarded first place in the prints section to Hands across the table by Keith Rawsthorne and chose Gary Lewis′s Dawnie as the winner in the DPI section.
The top scorers were:
|2nd=||Sunny Manchester||David Cornes|
|1st||Hands across the table||Keith Rawsthorne|
|2nd=||For the love of Manchester||Mark Hill|
|3rd=||Making tracks||Mark Hilll|
|3rd=||Piccadilly night rider||Charlie Saycell|
|3rd=||Here Kitty||Keith Rawsthorne|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to those all the other entrants, better luck next time. Also, a big "thank you" to George for giving his time and expertise.
Unmounted Print Competition
The second competition of the year was for small un–mounted prints, with an open theme. The competition proved to be popular and there were a plethera of prints of all sizes, from 5" x 4" upto A4, to be judged by all members present.
The results were:
The first competition of the year was judged by Mike Davis from Rochdale PS. There were thirty–four DPIs and thirteen prints for Mike to evaluate and comment on before concluding that Curiosity by Leon Evans was the winning DPI and Keith Rawsthorne′s John won the print section.
The top scorers were:
|2nd=||Houses of Parliament||Jen Barnes|
|2nd=||Down from above||Sid Heald|
|2nd=||Fangs for the memory||Jen Barnes|
|3rd=||Beynac, France||Charlie Saycell|
|3rd=||Smoking damages your health||Keith Rawsthorne|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to those all the other entrants and a big thanks to Mike for giving his time and expertise.