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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.

To see the images for this competition click here.
To see the scores from all competitions, including this one, click on our Club info page

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.

To see the images for this competition click here.
To see the scores from all competitions, including this one, click on our Club info page
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.

To see the images for this competition click here.
To see the scores from all competitions, including this one, click on our Club info page

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.

To see the images for this competition click here.
To see the scores from all competitions, including this one, click on our Club info page
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.

To see the images for this competition click here.
To see the scores from all competitions, including this one, click on our Club info page

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.

To see the images for this competition click here.
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.

To see the images for this competition click here.
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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