The competition season reached the trophy round last meeting with the awarding of the John Hankin (print) and the Stan Scantlebury (projected image) Shields. It was an interesting evening with the chance of looking back at some of the more favoured images over the season and see them in light of a fresh competition and a fresh judge, John Bjergfelt and our thanks to him. Rules for this round are as per the open competition but with the exception that this is restricted to entries that have already been submitted for the open and no points are awarded. All images are accompanied by a short summary of the judge’s comments in the catalogue only, see the link below.R E S U L T S
2nd – The rat catcher – Ian Coombs
3rd – New dog old trick – Ian Coombs
Highly Commended List –
Proud to be Russian – Eddie Deponeo
and Lady of the lake – Mark O’Grady.
Commended List –
A road well travelled – Julie Coombs,
Unearthed beauty – Mark O’Grady
and Tintern sunrise – Eddie House.
Digital 1st –
2nd – Must get ball must get ball! – Eddie House
3rd – Sailing – Roy Williams
Highly Commended List –
Plitvice Waterfall – Annamarie Miles,
Happy Meal – Alison Davies,
Ivy Leaf – Wendy Goodchild
and Against the night – Mark Stone.
Commended List –
Bathtime – Pauline Ewins,
Desolate Industry – Mark Stone,
Masquerade – Ian Coombs,
Summer Bloom – Pauline Ewins,
Simple Crocus – Debbie Griffin,
Hidden in your shell – Mark O’Grady
and Fairy wand – Alison Davies.
The Full Catalogue with summaries of the Judges remarks (at least as fast as my thumbs would type on my phone) is available here:
A very big thank you to everyone who made this happen, an enjoyable evening and a chance to get another judges comments on work we have already seen judged.
– that the Flickr competition this month is about Food & Drink.
– that Rich Price is running a trip to Exmoor to photograph the Milky Way. Details re on the club Flickr site, dates are . Looking forward to that one (all weather dependent of course).
The new Brunel wing is now open and we will have a chance to exhibit. Details to follow.
THURSDAY 22nd May is European/Local elections: NO Meeting at the School this week due to it being used as a polling station. Instead meet at the Dovecote pub next to Ashton Court @ 19:30.
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Reflex Open Competition Results
The winners and runners up in the 2012/13 season of the Reflex Camera Club Open Competition. Congratulations to you all and a huge thank you to everyone that took part.
1st Suzanne King 65 points
2nd Maurice Thompson 39 points
3rd Julia Simone 37 points
1st Richard Price 37 points
2nd Mark OGrady 27 points
3rd Angie Nelson 25 points
1st Suzanne King 44 points
2nd Richard Price 38 points
3rd Angie Nelson 36 points
Photographer of the Year
1st Richard Price 75 points
2nd Suzanne King 65 points
3rd Angie Nelson 61 points
Best Digital Image (Stan Scantlebury Shield)
Best Printed Image (John Hankin Shield)
The following Novices are promoted to the Advanced Section:
Suzanne King, Julia Simone, Wendy OBrien, Dan Ellis, Gary Horne, Maurice Thompson
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Thursday we had the results of our John Hankin & Stan Scantlebury Shields. Which are for Best Printed and Best Digital Projected Image of the Year. We kind of sprang a bit of a surprise on everyone when they realised that we had put the Novice and Advanced images in together. After all there can only be one best Digital or Printed image of the year can’t there.
On behalf of the Committee I want to thank everyone that has taken part in the Reflex Open Competition this year. The standard of your images has been superb. I know it takes a lot of time & effort to take part in the ROC and we appreciate you all making the effort. It’s probably one of the most nerve wracking and difficult things to put something you have created in front of a room full of people and wait for someone you don’t know to tell you what they think of it. If you’ve been paying attention to what the judges have been saying (or at least most of them) then you will realise that they have been pretty constructive in their comments. So if you didn’t take part this year I hope that looking at the images and seeing just what is needed has inspired you to enter next time.
Pete Weaver was our judge for the evening and decided to judge them cold on the night which was a brave move that many judges would not even contemplate. He started off with the Printed Images and it soon became clear that the pile of images he liked and wanted to award placings to was going to be a lot larger than the ones he didn’t like. After the Prints he worked his way through the Digital projected and he picked quite a few to receive Highly Commended spots.
John Hankin Shield
(Best Printed Image of the Year)
1st: Forever Autumn by Mark OGrady
2nd: Up the Hill, Down the Hole by Alison Davies
3rd: Blackened Light by Mark OGrady
Highly Commended: Tranquillity by Alison Davies
Highly Commended: Tulip after Spring Rain by Suzanne King
Highly Commended: Alpine Butterfly by Suzanne King
Stan Scantlebury Shield
(Best Digital Projected Image of the Year)
1st: Utterly Drenched by Alison Davies
2nd: Dungeness by Steve Hallam
=3rd: There Bee a little pollinator by Suzanne King
=3rd: Reflex by Mark OGrady
Highly Commended: Severn Sunset by Roy Williams
Highly Commended; Reflection by Gary Horne
Highly Commended: The Watcher by Ian Coombs
Highly Commended: Lonesome Jug by Barrie Brown
Highly Commended: Marching Pylons by Dan Ellis
Highly Commended: Summer Stroll by Roy Williams
Highly Commended: Multiplicity by Gary Horne
That’s the Reflex Open Competition finished for the 2012/13 Season. But who has won? You will have to come to the Prize Giving on the 30th May to find out.