A day out in Clyst St. Mary
On Saturday I made my way down to Clyst St. Mary, just outside of Exeter, in Devon for the 2012 WCPF Kingswood Salver Competition which Reflex Camera Club had entered. For those of you that don’t know the Kingswood Salver is an annual competition and all clubs affiliated to the Western Counties Photographic Federation are invited to enter. This year 24 clubs took up the challenge.
The Judge was Don Byatt ARPS, MPAGB, EFIAP. Who did an excellent job giving good constructive comments for all 24 panels. He found our entry to have a very strong connection across the whole panel and he particularly liked the lighting on Antony Bezers self portrait. However, he found the bright sleeve of the young boy in Alison Davies picture to be quite distracting and suggested that we should of toned down the brightness a bit to stop the eye being drawn towards it. He also felt that the eyes needed to be visible in the portrait that Angie Nelson had created as it was the only one of them all that you couldn’t see the eyes in and it made the image “look out of place” amongst the rest of the panel.
We entered a panel of images by the following photographers into this years Kingswood Salver (in panel order, left to right)
Antony Bezer, Angi Nelson, Alison Davies, Mark O’Grady, Eddie Deponeo.
If you would like to see our entries into this competition you just need to go here.
And the winners are…
The winning panels are shown in the image at the beginning of this post and the names of the winning clubs are as follows:
- Zen Photography Group (no other information known as they do not appear on the website of the WCPF list of affiliated clubs)
- Dorchester Camera Club
- Backwell Camera Club