3rd April 2014 – ROC Round 4 – Competition Results

The first meeting of 2014 to start in the daylight, OK twilight. Competition night, round 4 of the Open. Would we have a judge this time??? Peter Weaver did not disappoint and as ever made the evening even more enjoyable. A big club thanks to him and of course to everyone who made this evening possible. But on with the competition. The number of entrants was quite low again, 14 Novice and 18 Advanced projected images 2 novice and 8 advanced prints. The ground between novice and advanced was declared, again, to be very close and I know the committee are taking on the comments from the judges. As ever everyone else’s images looked better than mine but then other’s have said the same thing to me about their own entries. The difference is the judges keep agreeing with me, not them! I think the photo marathon brought out the best in the club, maybe not technically – you make a different image when you have more control –  but certainly creatively. Take this to the next step, it is only logical and it is only a small thing,  and enter the club competitions to get feedback. “Feedback is the food of champions”, according to Ken Blanchard. Here to get better? Enter the competitions! Put the feedback (suggestions) into your next photo session. Simples! to quote a certain Meerkat.


The lights dimmed and up came the first of the Novice images …….  Actually you might want this running in the background whilst you view (for those of us of a certain age) .

the full catalogue you can get from this link 140403 Round 4 but the winners by category were:

1st Ivy Leaf – Wendy Goodchild
07_Ivy leaf
2nd Destitute Chair – Megan Gearing
12_the destitute chair
3rd Shadows – John Pike
HC – Who you lookin’ at – Debbi Griffin
06_Who You Lookin' At


1st Bridge Landscape – John Pike

1_Bridge Landscape

2nd Waterbus – John Pike
1st That 80’s Feeling – Eddie Deponeo
14_that 80s feeling
2nd Protecting my Thoughts 2 – Mark O’Grady (Mark OGrady)
15_Protecting my Thoughts 2
3rd Tortoise shell – Ian Coombs
13_Tortoise shell
HC Protecting my Thoughts 1 – Mark O’Grady (Mark OGrady)
06_Protecting my Thoughts 1
HC Pier at Sun Down – Alison Davies
18_Pier at Sun Down
1st Lady of the Lake – Mark O’Grady (Mark OGrady)
6_Lady of the Lake
2nd The Rat Catcher – Ian Coombs
7_The Rat Catcher
3rd – Life at the Top – John Morgan
HC Flame Red – Mark O’Grady (Mark OGrady)
2_Flame Red
With the best being judged salon standard and with the overall standard being good a very successful evening all round.
Elsewhere in the news:
In  a Farage-loving moment the EU is to slap an annual fee on high end cameras. it says here , but the clue is to be found at the top of the page, check it out before marching on Brussels.
Ian G.