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Lady in Residence
Dusk-fall over Manchester
You can run, but you can't hide
Nick Berentzen CPAGB BPE1, our judge for this month had thirteen prints and thirty-six DPIs to ponder over. After commenting on each entry, he chose the following images as his winners:
|1st=||Wondering Thoughts||Kevin Gamwell|
|1st=||Heather Sunrise||Vicky Mansfield|
|2nd=||Dusk-fall Over Manchester||Gary Lewis|
|2nd=||You can run, but you can't hide||Jen Barnes|
|1st=||Introducing Melina||Jen Barnes|
|1st=||Common Blue||Charlie Saycell|
|2nd=||Lady in Residence||Barry Barnes|
|2nd=||Walking to Church||Charlie Saycell|
|3rd||St Andre Church||Charlie Saycell|
As usual, congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Nick for giving his time and expertise.
All dressed up and nowhere to go
Beauty & Elegance
Twenty-one members submitted a total of thirty-nine DPIs and sixteen prints for Graham Currey to judge in this month's competitions. Graham began by explaining that his decisions were purely personal and after discussing each image he chose his competition winners, which were:
|1st||Beauty & Elegance||Jen Barnes|
|2nd||The BBC||Gary Lewis|
|1st||All dressed up with nowhere to go||Barry Barnes|
|2nd||Evening Cast||Brian Hartley|
|3rd||Arabian Princess||Jen Barnes|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Graham for giving his time and expertise.
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This is my Best Side
This month there were thirty-nine DPIs and fourteen prints to test Andrew Brochwicz-Lewenski's judging skills. Andrew discussed each image before choosing his competition winners, which were:
|3rd||The Commute||Gary Lewis|
|Commended||This is my Best Side||Vicky Mansfield|
|1st =||Bluebell||Kevin Gamwell|
|1st =||Alone With my Thoughts||Barry Barnes|
|3rd||Auburn Lights||Barry Barnes|
|Commended||Menai From the Mainland||Charlie Saycell|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Andrew for giving his time and expertise.
DPI Knockout Competition
This is my Best Side
Fifteen members each submitted six images to the DPI knockout competition. Images were shown two at a time, members chose one to be 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 Vicky Mansfield, the author of This is my Best Side, the worthy winner.
Thanks Keith Rawsthorne for organising the evening.
For Your Eyes Only
Waiting For The Music
Me & My Best Friend
One Foggy Morning
Knight Riders in the Sky
Basket of Trouble
Turdus Viscivorus (Mistle Thrush)
Bill Edwards was our judge for the March competition; his analysis of each image was entertaining, thoughtful and humourous. Bill chose Me & My Best Friend and One Foggy Morning, both by Vicky Mansfield, as his joint–winning DPIs; his joint–winning prints were For Your Eyes Only (Jen Barnes) and Waiting For The Music (Barry Barnes).
The top–scoring images were:
|1st=||Me & My Best Friend||Vicky Mansfield|
|1st=||One Foggy Morning||Vicky Mansfield|
|2nd=||The Hustler||Kev Gamwell|
|2nd=||Knight Riders in The Sky||Jen Barnes|
|3rd=||Turdus Viscivorus (Mistle Thrush)||Barry Barnes|
|3rd=||Basket of Trouble||Gary Lewis|
|3rd=||Explosive Infusion||Jen Barnes|
|1st=||For Your Eyes Only||Jen Barnes|
|1st=||Waiting For The Music||Barry Barnes|
|2nd=||Morning Light at Castlefield||Charlie Saycell|
|2nd=||Beetham Tower||Paul O'Neill|
|3rd=||Elle's First Day at School||Charlie Saycell|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Bill for giving his time and expertise.
Can I Dance?
Tickling The Keys
The Big Wheel
There were forty images 〈thirty PDIs and ten prints〉 for Ove Alexander to judge in the first competition of the year. Ove explained his judging philosophy and said that his comments were his own thoughts about each image and that another judge may well have a different opinion. With that in mind he ranked each image in their respective categories in relation to the others and came to the conclusion that his winning print was Fushia and Bud by Charlie Saycell and his winning PDI was Derek Fox's Tickling The Keys.
The top scorers were:
|1st||Tickling The Keys||Derek Fox|
|2nd||The Big Wheel||Derek Fox|
|3rd||Restoration Plan||Paul O'Neill|
|1st||Fuschia and Bud||Charlie Saycell|
|2nd||The Look||Kev Gamwell|
|3rd||Can I Dance?||Barry Barnes|
Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Ove for giving his time and expertise.