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Concentrated Racing by Kit Williams

May 1st 2024 Sport DPI and Prints - Judged by Meyrick Griffith-Jones

Our final competition of our club season was a cracker with some top-notch sport images. Kit Williams took the honours for the best DPI with her photograph of her grandson racing internationally on his downhill mountain bike. This image scored 20 and Kit also gained 19 marks for her second and third image - very impressive. Andrew Washington gained top marks for his print of racing scramblers "Out of the dust" . Kit and Brian both gained 19 marks for one of their prints.

Our thanks must go to Meyrick Griffith-Jones for stepping in as a judge at the last minute and offering us all hints on how to improve. Meyrick has recently completed the WCPF Judging course and put the theory into practice on the night.

To see the scores from all competitions, including this one, click on our Club info page
To see the DPI's and Prints from this competition click here or on the adjacent picture.

February 7th 2024 Open DPI and Prints - Judged by John Tilsley

Wednesday, February 7th 2024, we welcomed John Tilsley, a very experienced judge and long term friend of Wincanton CC, to judge our DPI's and prints. John brought along the trophy from our recent success at the WCPF Inter-club championships for all our members to see.

Having already previewed our images, John explained his approach and then proceeeded to judge our projected images followed by our prints.
The standard of photographic images was again very high. In the DPI section, of the 31 images submitted, 3 gained marks of 18, 4 were awarded a mark of 19, and two images scored a full 20 marks. The subjects of the photos were very varied, as befits an Open competition.
The high standard continued in the print section, although there were fewer entries, with two images gaining 19 marks and three images gaining the maximum 20 marks. Out of the 19 prints John held over 8 images for further review before awarding his marks.

This meeting was well attended and all enjoyed John's good humoured and positive critique of our images. Thank you very much John.

To see the scores from all competitions, including this one, click on our Club info page
To see the DPI's and Prints from this competition click here or on the adjacent picture.
Wagtail feeding (print)

December 13th 2023 Themed - Close Up, judged by Jim Lefeuvre

Even though it was December and cold we had a large turnout for our 2nd competition of our season at the Memorial Hall. We welcomed a new judge to our competitions, Jim Lefeuvre from Yeovil, who had clearly prepared most thoroughly, providing helpful comments and justifications for his scoring as he went through the images. The general standard of image was again very high but with slightly fewer prints than normal. Jim had prepared his judgements beforehand so three late entry prints were ruled ineligible for competition but, helpfully, Jim still provided a critique on each image for the author. A number of images were judged not to have met Jim's criteria for "close up" and were marked down as such.
Adie Ray had the top image in the DPI section with 20 marks for "Button It" but was closely followed by two scores of 19 by Michael Anthony. In the print section Michael scored 20 for his Teasel image and 19 for his Poppy head to complete a great evening for him.
To see the scores from all competitions, including this one, click on our Club info page
To see the DPI's and Prints from this competition click here or on the adjacent picture.

September 20th 2023 Open DPI and Prints - Judged by Graham Hiscock

Our first competition of the 2023-2024 season attracted a strong entry and was well attended. There were some excellent DPI's and a very strong Print competition. Graham, our judge, used a good spread of marks but always with helpful comments, so important to those of us who want to improve our photography.
Our grateful thanks to Graham of Camelot Photographic and Studio H Photography in Wincanton for his time and efforts on our behalf.

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Whoosh
Centre of a flower

April 19th 2023 Open DPI and Prints - Judged by Huw Alban

In our final internal competition for the 2022-2023 season our small club gave judge, Huw Alban, a bit of a headache judging as the standard of DPIs and Prints was so high. This was reflected in the number of images Huw awarded full marks. It was good to see prints on view again, as well as the usual DPI's. Our thanks to Huw for judging and congratulations to our members on the standard of their work.

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February 22nd themed competition - Plant Life

After a few glitches logging into Zoom and an early coffee break, we commenced our themed competition, "Plant Life", with everyone sitting in our new venue, Wincanton Memorial Hall, and our judge, Mike Barnard, joining us from Yorkshire via Zoom for DPI's only.

Thirty-two images were submitted for consideration and a good standard was evident once again. Two photos were awarded the maximum mark of 20 by Mike with a large number scoring 18. Roger Lush top scored with a 20 and a 19. Brian also gained 20 marks for his "Iris"

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Iris
The Engine Men by Roger Lush

December 7th 2022 Open DPI and Prints

We welcomed local professional photographer, Graham Hiscock, to be our judge in person at Wyke Biogas Centre. At last we were able to have both DPI's and Prints being judged. Graham took us through each image with his interpretation and how we could improve the image. The standard was incredibly high and everyone who submitted an image, print or DPI, should be very proud for making this such a tough competition. Roger Lush aced the print competition with a very impressive steam engine image. Many thanks to Graham, our judge, and we look forward to seeing your presentation to us on March 8th. Our thanks also to Andrew's wife for some lovely mincepies.
This was our last meeting of the year. We start again on January 11th for a fun quiz, hosted by Roger. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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First competition of the 2022-2023 season - AFTER DARK

In our new venue at Wyke Farms Biogas Centre we met for our first competition in person for some considerable time. It was so nice to be able to sit and chat with a drink and biscuit afterwards.
Our judge, Mike Barnard, joined us via Zoom from Yorkshire and we were able to take advantage of superfast broadband to facilitate a swift connection on large screen. This competition was digital images only, rather than prints, on the theme of "After dark". As always, our members met the challenge with ingenuity and variety. There were some incredible astrophotography images which our judge owned up to finding difficult to assess in a club competition environment. Mike resolved to assess each image on its pictorial merit rather than how difficult it was to capture. With each image he offered his opinions on how it could be improved before awarding his mark. Ten images were held back for further review before being awarded their marks with just one image being awarded the maximum mark of 20.
Our thanks to Mike Barnard for giving up his time to judge our efforts and to Paul Dyer for managing the competition and the technical issues.
We also welcomed new members Adie and Keith Williams to our club. We hope you enjoy our programme for the year.

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Supermoon over the A303
Railway shed at night

Final competition of the 2021-2022 season - SILHOUETTES and SHADOWS

For our last internal competion of the season we welcomed back our judge, Mike Barnard, to give us his critique of our images and scores. Our theme for the evening was Shadows and Silhouettes which produced a very varied approach from our members. As always, Mike was very helpful with his comments on how the photographer could improve the image, much appreciated by all.
Roger Lush was the only member to receive a maximum score of 20 for his image "They also serve who stand and wait" - an impressive night time railway shed shot.
We also welcomed new member Mick Hill to our club. We look forward to seeing many more of your images.

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Third competition of the 2021-2022 season - OPEN

For this competition we welcomed Kylie Martin as judge for the evening. With an open theme the range of images submitted by our members was very varied and of a high standard. Judging was, therefore, not an easy task. Kylie again gave each image a detailed critique and suggestions where the photographer could have made improvements. Three club members, Meyrick, Hannah and Roger, were awarded a maximum mark of 20 out 20 and deservedly so. Our thanks to Kylie and to Paul for organising the evening.

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The Rosette Nebula
Brilliant Beech

Second competition of the 2021-2022 season - WOODLAND


For our second competition of the series we welcomed Sandie Cox, of the Bristol Photographic Society, as our judge for the evening. Sandie had received the images beforehand and had obviously put a lot of effort and time into reviewing each image and preparing extremely helpful and supportive comments for every one. This is so important in encouraging all standards of photographer to assess their work criticaly and identify areas for improvement without crushing aspiration. Sandie managed this brilliantly.
Our theme for this competition was Woodland. Our members had clearly taken this theme on with some beautiful images captured in various seasons. A couple of group trips to woodland had also helped - thank you Meyrick for organising these.
We also welcomed our newest two members, Andrew and Hannah, and look forward to seeing their work in future competitions.

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First competition of the 2021-2022 season - OPEN


We started our competition season with a digitally projected image competition only, rather than our dpi and print competitions. We welcomed a new judge, Kylie Martin, who brought a fresh and helpfully critical eye to our images. Many of us found her approach very helpful with lots of pointers on how to improve our images and their presentation. We also need to thank Kylie for rescuing our evening from an IT failure when our usual software refused to work with Zoom. We were also able to see the images of our newest members and I must say there is lots of talent coming through.
As usual the Open theme brought out many different types of image for us to view and enjoy. Our thanks, once again, to our judge Kylie Martin.

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Milk on cornflakes
Peace at the bay

Fourth and final competition of the 2020-2021 season - Tranquility


A challenging theme for this competition saw a very varied and interesting range of subjects for our members' photos. Mike Barnard again joined us as judge with the unenviable task of commenting upon and scoring the images. A number of images were held back for further consideration with just one image, belonging to Paul Dyer, gaining the maximum mark of 20. Our thanks to Mike for his comments and marks and to our members for putting in such good images.

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Third competition of the 2020-2021 season - Open


Our third competition of the season was an Open theme so any images could be included. The standard of the images entered was very high presenting our judge, John Tilsley, with a challenge to score them all and speak to each image via our Zoom system. This was clearly the case when John held over 9 images for further comment and reflection before awarding just one mark of 20/20. Our great thanks to John for giving us his time once again.

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Alex Hua Tian
Spaniel image

Our Club entry for the Western Counties Digital Projected Image Competition (DPIC) 2021


The 18 images entered by Wincanton CC, their scores and photographers. To see the images click on WCPF DPIC link and then click on an image for a slideshow.

Second competition of the 2020-2021 season - Ruins


Our second competition of the season was on the theme of Ruins and conducted virtually under current COVID restrictions. Our judge was Mike Barnard from Bridlington who undertook to judge live via our Zoom system. Many thanks to Mike for doing this for our club.

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Old Wardour Castle
Black and white Rose

First competition of the 2020-2021 season - Open


Our first competition of the season was an Open competition but with DPI's only and conducted virtually under current COVID restrictions. Our judge was Huw Alban who undertook to provide a PowerPoint slide presentation of the images along with his recorded comments. Scores were high and six images were awarded the maximimum mark of 20.

To see the images for this competition click here.
To download and play the PowerPoint slideshow click here for slideshow. Remember to save it before attempting to run it.

Fourth Competition - Atmosphere


Our final competition of the 2019-2020 season was DPI only and conducted virtually as we are all confined to our homes by Covid-19 virus precautions. Our tremendous thanks to John Tilsley for undertaking to judge our images and provide us with both scores and a sound file of his most insightful comments. John stuck closely to the theme and assessed the images in that context. There were three images that received a maximum score. Congratulations to Lachlan, Helen and Kit.

To see the images for this competition click here.
To hear the judge's comments and see the images you may want to open the images in another window by clicking here before clicking on the audio control below.

Scores are available HERE. Our Club Info page also has links to competition results.
 
The Curve
Dog walk in the woods

Our third competition of the 2019-2020 season - Open


Our third internal competition of the 2019-2020 season was an open competition for images of any type captured with a camera. John Tilsley was our judge and, as always, brought his tremendous experience and knowledge to bear in giving helpful comment. Two DPI's and one print received the maximum score.
To see the images for this competition click here.
Scores are available HERE. Our Club Info page also has links to competition results.
 

Our second competition of the 2019-2020 season - Sport


Our second internal competition of the 2019-2020 season was on the theme of Sport. Brian Tarling was our judge tasked with scoring the images and giving inciteful comment. Two DPI's and three prints received the maximum score.
To see the images for this competition click here.
Scores are available HERE. Our Club Info page also has links to competition results.
 
Speedway photo
Eagle Owl photo

Our first competition of the 2019-2020 season - Open


Our first competition of the 2019-2020 season was an Open theme with a very varied selection of images. Huw Alban stepped in at the last minute to be our judge and provided us with detailed feedback on each image. A good number of maximum scores were given out reflecting the high quality of the images.
To see the images for this competition click here.
Scores are available HERE. Our Club Info page also has links to competition results.
 

Second themed competition - April 24th 2019


Our final competition of the 2018-2019 season was on the theme of Animals. John Tilsley did the honours as our external judge for the competition and brought his usual acute vision and extensive knowledge to bear. His comments are always helpful. The standard of the print competition was particularly high with a good number of submissions from our members and several of the images were held back for further review before marks were awarded. The digitally projected section of the evening had more images but were not all of the same quality and the marks awarded reflected this.
To see the images submitted for this competition click here to view the photos. Scores are available HERE. Our Club Info page also has links to competition results.

2nd Open Competition March 13th 2019


A slight re-jig to our programme meant we had our second Open themed competition in March which attracted a good level of entry, both in numbers and quality. Huw Alban again stepped to the front of the room as our external judge, providing detailed and well thought out comments on each image. The high number of maximum 20's scored attests to the quality of images on the night. To see the images submitted for this competition click here to view the photos. Scores are available HERE. Our Club Info page also has links to competition results.

Open Competition November 21st 2018

November 21st Saw our second internal competition of the year, this was "Open" so we had qood number of pictures, 35 DPI's and 22 Prints covering a wide variety of subjects. Our judge for the evening was Huw Alban who, as always, gave a constructive and helpful critique of each picture. It proved to be a fruitful evening in terms of maximum 20 points with no less than 11 pictures achieving this accolade; the recipients were Meyrick Griffith-Jones with 3 (2 Prints & 1DPI) Michael Anthony, Kit Williams & Paul Dyer with 2 each for their DPI's and Tony Cole and Roger Lush with 1 each. It was also good that one of our newest members, Helen Pothecary, got some creditable scores with her first ever competition entries. To see the images submitted for this competition click here to view the photos. Scores are available HERE. Our Club Info page also has links to competition results.

Monochrome competition September 26th 2018


The 2018-2019 Season is now truly underway with our first Internal Competition of the year, the theme for this was Monochrome, which resulted in a wide variety of great photos in multitudinous shades of grey. Our Judge for the evening was Brian Tarling who delivered his insightful critique of each photograph with his usual good humoured banter and constructive suggestions on the 23 Prints and 33 Dpi's, awarding two full scores of 20 points to two prints (Shifting Sands & Minimalism -Blea Tarn) both from Meyrick Griffith-Jones. A further three scores of 20 were awarded in the DPI's, another for Meyrick (Kimmeridge) and one each for Paul Dyer (Brecon Falls) and Amanda White (Benched), so congratulations go to them for their superb photographs. Scores are available HERE. To view the photos click here.

Open Competition April 2018

We gathered on Wednesday 4th April for our final Internal Competition of the season. Our Judge for the evening was John Tilsley. There were 31 Digital Images and 23 Prints for John to cast his eye over. As always he was honest with his critique and imparted his wisdom on how each photograph could be improved if necessary. There were a surprising number of pictures which John "held back" for further deliberation, 9 Prints and 8 DPI's. These pictures were the higher scoring ones, getting 18, 19 or 20. Congratulations go to all those who had pictures held, but especially to Amanda (Cuban Chic) & Lachlan (Paul) in the DPI's and Meyrick for his print of Kimmeridge which John was mightily impressed with. Those were the recipients of a maximum 20 points!


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