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2018 Competition Results

 


July

09.07.18

Print: First

The Storm

Gerry Gentry

The Storm

Print: Second

Who's With Me?

Gerry Gentry

Who's With Me

Print: Third

The Onions Are On Me

Jen Barnes

The Onions Are On Me

Print: 20 points

Let's Play Polo

Vicky Mansfield

Let's Play Polo

PDI: First

Serenity

Gary Lewis

Serenity

PDI: Second

Path to St Michael's Mount

Michelle White

Path to St Michael's Mount

PDI: Third

Lost in Thought

Jen Barnes

Lost in thought

PDI: 20 points

The Lowry Theatre

Derek Fox

The Lowry Theatre

PDI: 20 points

State of the Art Sculpture

Stephen Giblin

Serenity

This month's judge, Graham Currey, discussed each of the twenty-two prints and thirty-seven PDIs thoroughly and thoughtfully, praising the quality of all the entries.

After careful consideration Graham awarded the maximum twenty points to four prints and five PDIs; he was asked to choose a first, second and third in each of the catergories and he selected the following:

PRINTS
Points Title Author
1st The Storm Gerry Gentry
2nd Who's With Me? Gerry Gentry
3rd The Onions Are On Me Jen Barnes
10 Lets Play Polo Vicky Mansfield
19 Ribbon Dancer Gerry Gentry
19 Day Dreamer Jen Barnes
19 Fighting My Demons Kevin Gamwell
19 Wishing and Hoping Barry Barnes
19 Teaching the Timestable Michelle White
19 Forest Enchantment Kevin Gamwell

PDIs
Points Title Author
1st Serenity Gary Lewis
2nd Path to St Michael's Mount Michelle White
3rd Lost in Thought Jen Barnes
20 The Lowry Theatre Derek Fox
20 State of the Art Sculpture Stephen Giblin
19 Beauty and her Steed Vicky Mansfield
19 Judge, Jury and Executioner Gerry Gentry
19 The Butcher's Boy Michelle White
19 On High Alert Wendy Royale

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Graham for giving his time and expertise.



May

15.05.18

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High Flyer

Vicky Mansfield

High Flyer

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Flour Jump

Gerry Gentry

Flour Jump

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What are you looking at?

Charlie Saycell

What are you looking at?

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Winning Hand

Jen Barnes

Winning Hand

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Clowning Around

Charlie Saycell

Clowning Around

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Grapes

Gary Lewis

Grapes

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The View Above

Paul O'Neill

The View Above

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Annie

Gary Lewis

Annie

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Shipwreck Remains

Barry Barnes

Annie

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St Pauls

Roy Rodgers

St Pauls

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Great Gable and Scafell

Charlie Saycell

Great Gable and Scarfell

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Forest Enchantment

Kevin Gamwell

Forest Enchantment

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Flour Power

Vicky Mansfield

Flour Power

Nick Berentzen, from South Manchester Camera Club, judged the eighteen prints and thirty-five PDIs which were submitted to this month's competition and after commenting on all the images individually chose the following as winners:

PRINTS
Points Title Author
20 High Flyer Vicky Mansfield
20 Flour Jump Gerry Gentry
19 What are you looking at? Charlie Saycell
19 Winning Hand Jen Barnes
18 Clowning Around Charlie Saycell
18 The Ordsall Chord Derek Fox

PDIs
Points Title Author
20 The View Above Paul O'Neill
20 Cosby Beach Derek Fox
20 Grapes Gary Lewis
19 Annie Gary Lewis
19 Shipwreck Remains Barry Barnes
19 St Pauls Roy Rodgers
18 Great Gable and Scafell Charlie Saycell
18 Misty Morning Derek Fox
18 Forest Enchantment Kevin Gamwell
18 Flour Power Vicky Mansfield

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Nick for giving his time and expertise.



March

26.03.18

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The Mad Hatter

Gerry Gentry

The Mad Hatter

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Towards Scafell

Charlie Saycell

Towards Scafell

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Media City Sunset

Derek Fox

Media City Sunset

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Winners & Losers

Keith Rawsthorne

Winners &Amp; Losers

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The Black Widow

Gerry Gentry

The Black Widow

Our judge for this month was Tony Pioli, from Chapel Camera Club, who had thirty-four DPIs and fifteen prints to judge. Tony started the evening by explaining that in his opinion judges should not let their personal preferences or prejudices reflect in the way that they judged 'open' competitons and that he tried to place each image into a category eg. nature, landscape, portraiture, abstract etc, and then rank each image within the category.

Not only did Tony comment on each image, he also discussed, various presentational aspects of images including composition, the effectiveness of framing DPIs and how the eye can be tricked when viewing a dark DPI immediately following a bright one.

After carefully consideration, Tony chose three prints as equal first:The Mad Hatter by Gerry Gentry, Towards Scarfell taken by Charlie Saycell and Derek Fox's Media City Sunset.

In the PDI section, Keith Rawsthorne and Gerry Gentry were equal first-place winners with their Winners & Losers and The Black Widow respectively.

The top scorers were:

PRINTS
Points Title Author
20 The Mad Hatter Gerry Gentry
20 Towards Scarfell Charlie Saycell
20 Media City Sunset Derek Fox
19 The Lion King Barry Barnes
19 Wast Water Charlie Saycell
19 Card Magician Jen Barnes
19 The Goddess Sky Gerry Gentry
19 Eurasian Eagle Owl Gerry Gentry
18 Liverpool & Beyond Derek Fox
18 Ready For Action Vicky Mansfield
18 If Only Barry Barnes
18 Walkies Derek Fox

PDIs
Points Title Author
20 Winners & Losers Keith Rawsthorne
20 The Black Widow Gerry Gentry
19 Times Remembered Brian Hartley
19 Eddy the Eyebrows Gary Lewis
19 Conelley & Charlotte Vicky Mansfield
19 Surfers' Paradise Brian Hartley
19 Small Copper Charlie Saycell
19 View of Ladybower Reservoir Derek Fox
19 Just A Perfect Day Gary Lewis
18 I'm Quite Mad You Know Barry Barnes
18 Malik Vicky Mansfield

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Tony for giving his time and expertise.



January

22.01.18

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Little Hayfield

Charlie Saycell

"Little Hayfield;" by Charlie Saycell

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Polar Bear Meal

Mary Mansfield

"Polar Bear Meal; by Mary Mansfield

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Tawny Owl

Gerry Gentry

"Tawny Owl" by Gerry Gentry

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Puppy Love

Gary Lewis

"Puppy Love" by Gary Lewis

There were forty-two images ⟨twenty-three PDIs and nineteen prints⟩ for Mike Davis (Rochdale PS ) to judge in the first competition of the year. Mike 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 relative categories in relation to the others and came to the conclusion that two prints ("My Best Friend" by Vicky Mansfield and Barry Barnes's "Under My Umbrella") merited equal first place.

In the PDI section, Charlie Saycell and Mary Mansfield were equal first-place winners with their "Little Hayfield" and "Polar Bear Meal" respectively.

The top scorers were:

PRINTS
Points Title Author
20 My Best Friend Vicky Mansfield
20 Under My Umbrella Barry Barnes
19 Don't Count the Days, Make the Days Count Gerry Gentry
18 For the Love of Horses Vicky Mansfield
18 Flour Shoot Charlie Saycell
18 A Colourful Reflection Vicky Mansfield

DPIs
Points Title Author
20 Little Hayfield Charlie Saycell
20 Polar Bear Meal Mary Mansfield
19 Tawny Owl Gerry Gentry
19 Puppy Love Gary Lewis
19 Hot Work Mike Wheeller
18 Puppy Dog Eyes Craig Combs
18 Chameleon Gerry Gentry
18 Jumping Jack Stuart Vaughton
18 Extreme Makeover Barry Barnes
18 Winter is Coming Vicky Mansfield
18 Kirsty Mike Wheeller

Congratulations to the winners, commiserations to all the other entrants and a big thanks to Mike for giving his time and expertise.