Monthly Archives: October 2017

Back to School

In September the children go back to school and a photographer’s thoughts turn to going back to their groups after the long summer break hopefully with many new images to show over the coming months.

Our meeting for our open and theme competitions was judged by Derek Buckett from Desborough who has visited Spratton as a speaker before. The set theme was Flora but there was not a margarine tub in sight!

Before Derek could start crucifying our images …. er, I mean giving some very constructive feedback … the first order of business was the presentation of the Andy Stewart Cup for the 2016/17 Theme Competition.

Joint winners Zsolt Benedek and Ron Wykes were presented with the cup by SPG chair Richard Hollingum.

cup presentation

L-R: Ron Wykes, Zsolt Benedek and Richard Hollingum

Once Derek got to work he whittled away at our images in to hold back a smaller group to award first, second and third to with further awards of highly commended  and commended for those just outside the top three.

In the open Alan Roffey came out top with a stage shot of singer/songwriter Corinna Jane and our chair Richard Hollingum came 1st in the theme with his shot of a Skipper butterfly on a Geranium flower.

Johnsons Blue and Skipper

1st in Theme: “Johnsons Blue and Skipper” by Richard Hollingum

Song Flower

1st in Open: “Song Flower” by Alan Roffey