Wow, what a close result!
We were visiting Wincanton for the first time who had chosen “Low light outdoors” as the subject. We had not had an internal competition on this subject, so we were somewhat unsure about having enough images or how to select them. Seven of us formed a small ad-hoc selection committee who met in Buckhorn Weston one evening. Fortunately Brian T had a broad collection of prints and pdi’s so we had a good number to choose from. In the end, we assembled 10 prints and 10 pdi’s to take to Wincanton.
Wincanton started with the PDI’s, and judge Bill Aven awarded marks ranging from 15 to 20, with both teams getting one 20. At the end of the PDI round, each team had 173 points. The second round, large prints, had the same range of marks with both teams again managing one 20 apiece and the totals were again very similar except Shaftesbury clawed one extra point to finish with 173 against Wincanton’s 172.
We thanked Bill Aven who did a remarkable job. An enjoyable and fun visit and we have already invited them to a return match next season.
Many thanks to all those who contributed images, whether or not they were chosen. It was not a particularly high scoring evening but it showed we had a good breadth of subjects and interpretation. Congratulations to those who gained us the high marks that clinched it for us.
|Judge:||Bill Aven||“Low Light Outdoors”|
|Norman||Good||Low Light, High Humidity||20|
|Brian||Tarling||Lake Mc Donald at Dawn||18|
|Science World Vancouver||17|
|Circular Quay Sidney||16|
|Abbotsbury Gardens at Night||15|
|Karen||Green||Gold hill at dusk||18|
|December Evening Light||17|
|St Marks under water||16|