It was great to see such a high number of members in attendance (36) for what was going to become a rewarding and confusing evening and whilst the end of the competition proved the ultimate cliffhanger, I will come back to this later, the competition itself demonstrated that the quality of the images just kept on coming and coming. Looking at the sheer range of subject matter on offer including: landscape, family shots, aircraft, painterly effects, birds, portrait, tabletop, infrared, action, record, Astro, silhouette, low light, animals, reflections, flora, monochrome, compositions and close-ups it was clear to see that everyone had really put the heart and soul into their images, all 88 of them (32 prints & 56 digital images).
On the route to the winning images, our judge for the night presented us with a wide array of information and challenging feedback. Pointing out as he went things like the rule of thirds, light leakage, elements of composition and interest, imagination, lead-in lines, sharpness, timing, aspects of cropping and framing. Whether you agree or disagree with some of the comments made just remember that that is the viewpoint of an experienced judge and he presents them so as to drive improvement and challenge - DO NOT TAKE IT PERSONALLY. Talking your way through 88 images is no mean feat and to continually be constructive was impressive.
As all those in attendance will know, the end of the digital images competition proved a little more troublesome and the members of the committee immediately started to work (and are still working on a solution) to the lack of placings. We will be sending you all an email once we have decided how to proceed.
But back to where we started this blog. The quality of all the subjects and presented images was amazing and you all deserve a ‘WELL DONE” and here is to the next competition (Monday 2nd July - Title = "Number")