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The Start of a New Year

It was the start of a new competition year this January and to kick things off we had a judge, Trevor Rudkin LRPS, to run the rule over our efforts in the Open category and the set subject of “Hands”. Trevor had been to us before to give us tips on what makes a good competition photo: tips which some of us had rather forgotten! Nevertheless, he gave constructive and helpful pointers while talking about our work.


A new year brought little change to fortunes in the open as the current cup holder won again, making it an impressive five in a row for Mark Blaber with his shot “Can He See Us?”

1st in Open: “Can he see us?” by Mark Blaber

In the set subject of “Hands” we saw several takes on playing cards as well as actual hands in various configurations or activities. The winning entry was judged to be “Hand Fitting” by Phil Roseblade, which combined both human hands and the hands of a watch face.

1st in Theme: “Hand Fitting” by Phil Roseblade

Quick it’s March!

Continuing the quest for more constructive  feedback on our work Brian Pere once again occupied the judges chair in March.

In the theme of “Frame it” butter wouldn’t melt in Judith Brown’s mouth  with her picture of “Innocence”.

Zsolt Benedek also scored well and he holds a narrow lead with two rounds to go.

In the open Ray Barnes’ travels were rewarded when he brought home a first with “Mekong Boat Woman”.

1st in Open: “Mekong Boat Woman” by Ray Barnes

Back in the swing in September

Hostilities resumed in our competitions in September when we also had a very informative guest speaker in Peter Going, who, as part of his talk on “Images for Competition” gave some of our work a good “Going” over!

Escaping relatively unscathed was our “Sumertime” theme winner,  Karen Green, who also gained a second place in this category.

16-T Summertime Blues KG

In the Open section Phil Earl took the honours to end a very enjoyable evening with his take on a perfect ending.

13-O End to a Perfect Day PE