Photograph of the Year 2019

Members can enter up to 2 prints and/or 2 PDIs in this end-of-season competition.  Entries may have been shown before in this year’s Shuffell competition or be entirely new.  Unusually, we had the same number of prints as PDIs, 26 of each which made for a very comfortable number of images for our judge, John Tilsley, to assess.

He started with the prints holding back those he would later mark with a 9 or above of which there were ten.  He then sorted these leaving just three with a score of 10.  The final and most difficult task was of course to rank these 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  First place went to an atmospheric wet night shot of David H’s local fish and chip shop.

After the break, PDIs were addressed in a similar manner with Andy H winning the 1st place with his photograph of a spiral staircase as well as gaining 3rd place as well for his seascape.

Congratulations to all the winners who will receive the trophies at our Social and AGM evening in one months time.  Thanks to John for his excellent analysis and marking and for providing us with a very enjoyable evening.


Photograph of the Year 2019 25th April
Judge: John Tilsley
Subject: Open
The Fish and Chip Shop 10 1st David  Hansford
Pelican Portrait 10 2nd Val Saxby LRPS
Early Morning Mill 10 3rd Alan Casperd
Hangers on 9.5 Alan Casperd
Morning Mist in Somerset 9.5 David Hansford
Dalmatian Pelicans 9.5 Val Saxby LRPS
Resting 9 Sue Boddington
Thunder Basin Railroad 9 David Lampard
Alaskan Landscape 9 Roger Saurin
Midnight Storm, Lake Como 9 Chris Wildey
Marnhull Run 8.5
Tree Bark 8.5
Reflection at Sunrise 8.5
Sea Fury, RN Historic Flight 8.5
Blue Tit in Flight 8
Road hog 8
Tides Out 8
Granada view from Alhambra Palace 8
Vineyard 8
North Arcade, Romsey Abbey 8
Cuteness 7.5
Trees catching sunlight 7.5
The Bishop’s Palace, Wurzburg 7.5
Old Town Hall, Bamberg 7.5
In need of Restoration 7
Then there were 3 7
Spiral 10 1st Andy Hargreaves
Female Dung Fly 10 2nd Jeffery Bennett
Porlock Weir 10 3rd Andy Hargreaves
Me and my mate 9.5 Sue Boddington
On Your Wheel 9.5 Don Rossi
By the river 9 Karen Green
Yorkie 9 Barbara Harrison LRPS
Floss 9 David Townley
Reeds 8.5
Track Day 8.5
Pelican squabble 8.5
Blue Tit 8
Pretty Bird 8
Singer at the festival 8
No mod cons 8
Eagle Owl 8
Rudesheim 8
Salisbury Cathdral 7.5
Japanese garden 7.5
Cornish Boiler Recycled 7.5
Cologne Cathedral 7.5
Bamberg 7.5
Is That Sack Trolley Strong Enough 7
Taj Mahal from the Red Fort 7
Anyone For Pizza 7
Tranquility 7