Our June meeting was held via Zoom and our judge dialling in was Alan Edwards from Club Abington Photographic.
Alan was able to see the images beforehand full size on Flickr which allowed him to take a forensic look at our images both in the open section and in the theme of “Wildlife”.
On the night Alan gave a detailed commentary on the compositional and technical aspects of our work and his top images were held back for final review.
With our current competitions leader unexpectedly resting on his laurels this month others were given a chance to score some league points, and two of our members took full advantage scoring first and second places in both the open and the theme.
As a result, things are much tighter at the top of the tables.
Because the model in the winning shot was wearing a rather bright top the author had converted the image to black and white and then recoloured it in Photoshop to give a more pleasing effect.
The judge had a hard time deciding the theme winner, seeming to change his mind several times between the eventual winner and second place.
But in the end a trip to the Farne Islands yielded the winning wildlife shot. While primarily looking for Puffins with a beak full of sand eels the author, Elmer Fudd like, spotted a “wabbit”.
Our next meeting will be via Zoom on 13 July. There will be an Open Section and the Theme is “Me in Lockdown”. As the judge will need to see the images beforehand the submission date is 6 July. Size requirements will be advised.
Normal meetings are held upstairs at the Kings Head, Brixworth Road, Spratton on the 1st Monday of the Month except some bank holidays when usually meetings are held the following Monday. Usual start time 7.30pm. No meetings in August.
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