Our final internal competition for this season sets out to find the best print and the best PDI of the year when members can enter totally new images or ones previously entered during the season, with a maximum of two images in each of the two classes. We were pleased to welcome Sid Jones as the evening’s judge who proceeded to critique and score each image, holding back some of the stronger ones to award First, Second and Third positions with a few ‘Highly Commended’ as well.
In the prints section, Sid particularly liked the creative elements presented by Jeffrey and David but the absolute precision sharpness of Val’s Red Kite in flight stole the number one spot. In the PDIs, Sid was impressed by the two very contrasting portraits that gained second and third places but it was the sharpness of Karen’s motorcyclist coupled with the very subtle framing provided by the background through the cloud of dust.
Congratulations to both Val and Karen for their wins, and to the runners up and highly-commended’s. Thanks to Sid for his excellent comments and scoring and to all our members who entered images to provide us with a very enjoyable evening.
The Awards will be presented during our Prize-Giving and AGM evening in May.
|Photograph of the year 2015||23 April 2015|
|Judge: Sid Jones|
|Red Kite in the Meadow||10||1||Val||Saxby|
|It’s Coffee Time||10||2||Jeffery||Bennett|
|Westminster at Night||9.5||HC||David||Hansford|
|Portland painted with light.||9.5||HC||Mike||Harding|
|Twin Sails at Sunset||9||Val||Saxby|
|A Still morning||8|
|Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone||8|
|The Eyes have it||7.5|
|Jetty on Derwentwater||7|
|Ruined Cotswold Farmhouse||6|
|Contemplating the Ride||6|
|Over the hill||10||1||Karen||Green|
|Where did I leave my boat||10||3||Karen||Green|
|What Lies Within||9.5||HC||Ka||Green|
|Twin Sails Reflection||9.5||HC||Val||Saxby|
|A shaft of light in the gloom||8.5|
|Wilfs first train ride||8|
|Feeding swans Christchurch||8|
|Alpine in Vogue||8|
|Having a Break||7.5|
|Sunny day at Stourhead||7|
|Brick and Coil||7|
|Watch ya looking at Barbs||6|
|What is it||6|
|Reach for the sky||6|