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2018 Competition Results

 


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.