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2015 Competition Results


October

12.10.15
"Dee" by Barry Barnes "Desolation" by Kevin Gamwell "Buttermere" by Charlie Saycell "Dunbar Sunset" by Charlie Saycell

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:

DPIs
Place Title Author
1st= Dee Barry Barnes
1st= Desolation Kevin Gamwell
3rd Buttermere Charlie Saycell

Prints
Place Title Author
1st Dunbar Sunset Charlie Saycell
2nd Naval Captain Barry Barnes
3rd Joanna Jen Barnes

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to the other entrants and thanks to Andrew for giving his time and expertise.


August

17.08.15
"Summertime" by Gary Lewis "Whiby" by Derek Fox "Taking a Break" by Barry Barnes "Matterhorn" by Peter Gillooly "The Watcher" by Ian Boys "Emily–Jane" by Jen Barnes

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:

DPIs
Place Title Author
1st Summertime Gary Lewis
2nd Whitby Derek Fox
3rd= Taking a Break Barry Barnes
3rd= Matterhorn Peter Gillooly
3rd= The Watcher Ian Boys
3rd= Emily–Jane Jen Barnes

Prints
Place Title Author
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.


June

22.06.15
"Le Mans Cathedral" by Charlie Saycell "Oberfuhrer" by Kevin Gamwell "Peter" by Mike Wheeller "Bols as brass" by Kevin Gamwell

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:

DPIs
Place Title Author
1st Oberfuhrer Kevin Gamwell
2nd Peter Mike Wheeller
3rd Bold as Brass Kevin Gamwell

Prints
Place Title Author
1st Gemma Keith Rawsthorne
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

08.06.15
George Inside Outside Beach Weather Hands Red Vase

Ian Boy‘s portfolio


Weather

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
  • weather
  • hands

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.


May

11.05.15
"High Kick" by Keith Rawsthorne "Serenity" by Keith Rawsthorne "St Annes old pier" by Mark Hill "Masie" by Gary Lewis "Abbie" by Ian Boys "Frozen" by Leon Evans "Le Mans Cathedral" by Charlie Saycell "Elena" by Ian Boys "Frontline" by Kevin Gamwell "On the look out" by Stuart Vaughton

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:

Prints
Place Title Author
1st High Kick Keith Rawsthorne
2nd Serenity Keith Rawsthorne
3rd St Annes old pier Mark Hill

DPIs
Place Title Author
1st Masie Garry Lewis
2nd= Abbie Ian Boys
2nd= Frozen Leon Evans
2nd= Le Mans Cathedral Charlie Saycell
2nd= Elena Ian Boys
2nd= Frontline Kevin Gamwell
2nd= On the look out Sturt Vaughton


DPI Knockout Competition

20.04.15
"Mono Lake" by Ian Boys

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

16.03.15
"Dawnie" by Garry Lewis "Buck" by Vicky Mansfield "Sunny Manchester" by David Cornes

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:

DPIs
Place Title Author
1st Dawnie Garry Lewis
2nd= Buck Vicky Mansfield
2nd= Sunny Manchester David Cornes
2nd= Madelina Keith Rawsthorne

Prints
Place Title Author
1st Hands across the table Keith Rawsthorne
2nd= For the love of Manchester Mark Hill
2nd= Pepe Derek Baker
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

16.02.15
Joe by Kevin Gamwell Derek by Kevin Gamwell Madi by Ian Boys

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:

Place Title Author
1st Joe Kevin Gamwell
2nd= Derek Kevin Gamwell
2nd= Madi Ian Boys


January

26.01.15
Curiosity by Leon Evans Houses of Parliament by Jen Barnes Madelina by Kevin Gamwell Liz by Kevin Gamwell

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:

DPIs
Place Title Author
1st Curiosity Leon Evans
2nd= Houses of Parliament Jen Barnes
2nd= Madelina Kevin Gamwell
3rd= Liz Kevin Gamwell

Prints
Place Title Author
1st John Keith Rawsthorne
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.