Walker Trophy Print Competition – Round 3

Walker Trophy Print Competition – Round 3

Competition Results

Last week was the third and deciding round of the Walker Trophy for prints, and we also awarded the inaugural John Parish Memorial Cup for the best landscape on the night.
Our judge on the evening was Mark Buckley-Sharpe.

Mick Ralph is the overall winner of the 2020 Walker Trophy and the winner of the John Parish Memorial Cup. Congratulations, Mick!

Here are the winners on the evening.
1. Mick Ralph, Seascape (above) 12 + 2 = 14 points
2. Thom Barry, Land, Sea, Sky 10 + 2 = 12 points
3. Andy Charles, City of Shadow 8 + 2 = 10 points
4. Andy Charles, Misty Lake 6 + 0 = 6 points

 

Final Result

The overall results look like this:
1. Mick Ralph 8+2+2+12+2 = 26 points
2. Thom Barry 6+2+2+10+2 = 22 points
3. Andy Charles 2+2+8 + 6+2 = 20 points
4. John Cross 12+2+2+2 = 18 points
5. Jackie Robinson 12+2+0+2 = 16 points
6. David Hall 10+2+2+2 = 16 points
7. James Thatcher 8+2+2+2 = 14 points
8. Naomi Furnace 8+2+2+1 = 13 points
9. Caroline Preece 10+2+0+0 = 12 points

Well done everyone, and well done John for working it all out, it’s certainly beyond me…

 

By Giulia Hetherington
Newsletter Editor

Projected Image Competition at Chingford

Projected Image Competition at Chingford

Competition Scores

Last Monday (24th Feb 2020) we were at Chingford for the annual digital battle, judged by Ron Tear.
We won – by one point – 358 to 357.

Here’s how our images scored, including four 20s (in bold)…

Andy Charles    Cop shop, Forest Road    18
Andy Charles    Somerset House    18
Caroline Preece    In the Window    18
Caroline Preece    Littlehampton Seafront    16
Caroline Preece    Vlores, Albania     20 (1st image above)
Giulia Hetherington    New Year’s Eve    16
Jackie Robinson    Black, White and Red    18
Jackie Robinson    Shadow Mesh    17
James Thatcher    Fawns in the Frost    18
James Thatcher    Kingfisher, Madagascar    18
James Thatcher    Storm Dennis Hits the Kent Coast    20  (2nd image above)
John Cross    Central Park, New York    19
John Cross    Manhattan from Brooklyn    18
John Cross    The Vessel, Hudson’s Yard, New York    17
Naomi Furnace    Sunset over Sheffield    16
Naomi Furnace    In the Spotlight    20  (3rd image above)
Sue Shickle    Humpback Whale    16
Thomas Barry    Scrawny Sparrow    20  (4th image above)
Thomas Barry    Pied Wagtail    19
Thomas Barry    Ducks    16

 

The return match for prints will be held on November 30th.

 

By Giulia Hetherington
Newsletter Editor

 

Walker Trophy Print Competition – Round 2

Walker Trophy Print Competition – Round 2

Results and scores so far...

Last Monday John Woolliams judged Walker Round 2 for us, and the results are as follows…

1. Black, White & Red (above) by Jackie Robinson    12+2 points = 14 points
2. Littlehampton Seafront by Caroline Preece             10+2 points = 12 points
3. Lamplight by Mick Ralph                                            8+2 points = 10 points
4. Scrawny Sparrow by Thom Barry                               6+2 points = 8 points

 

The overall results, so far, are as follows:

John Cross                      12+2+2 = 16 points
Jackie Robinson             12+2+0 = 14 points
David Hall                        10+2+2 = 14 points
Caroline Preece               10+2+0 = 12 points
Mick Ralph                        8+2+2 = 12 points
James Thatcher               8+2+2 = 12 points
Thomas Barry                   6+2+2 = 10 points
Naomi Furnace                 6+2+2 = 10 points

 

By Giulia Hetherington
Newsletter Editor

Walker Trophy Print Competition – Round One

Walker Trophy Print Competition – Round One

Results and scores so far...

Last Monday was the first round of this year’s Walker Trophy for prints and the judge, Robyn Claydon, held quite a few back to choose from. Here are the results:

1st: Morning Light, Kolkata Flower Market by John Cross (12 points + 2 = 14 points)
2nd: Bryggen District, Bergen, Norway by David Hall (10 points + 2 = 12 points)
3rd: Fallow Bucks, Sparring by James Thatcher (8 points + 2 = 10 points)
4th: Oban Sunset by Naomi Furnace (6 points + 2 = 8 points)

Highly Commended: Mallard Lift Off by Thomas Barry, and Sheffield Sunset by Naomi Furnace.

Additionally held back: Praying Lion, and Resting Leopard, both by Sue Shickle; Three Fawns in Frosty Bracken by James Thatcher; Skegness Lifeguard Hut Out of Season by David Hall; Sunrise Over Leyton Marshes by John Cross; Dilemma and Horseshoe Lane, both by Mick Ralph.

 

By Giulia Hetherington
Newsletter Editor

Competition at Cambridge Camera Club

A belated write up from Saturday’s Cambridge Camera Club 36-club competition.
First of all congratulations to Cambridge Camera Club for such a well run and efficient day with a magnificent selection of cakes for the tea break.  I think Lemon Drizzle became my main source of nourishment that day.  It was also great to see such a wide range of images from all the different clubs.

In the competition itself, we started off well.  The first round was the black and white category and my image of ‘Vlore, Albania’ was entered.  The judge liked the overall image but felt adding a dog or similar would have created additional interest.  It scored 17.  The average score for that round was 16 and this put us in joint 6th place with 10 other clubs – in the top half of the rankings.

Then we had the People round. In this, we entered Andy’s ‘Ella After Her Fall’, as the image came up there was a gasp from the audience.  Photography is all about communication and this definitely hit the mark there.  It is the sort of reaction you want from an image like that.   The judge felt the skin of the woman on the left was too rich and warm in tone and he would have liked a slightly different crop. It scored 16, the average score for that round was 16 so we were still doing ok.  We were now joint 10th with 6 other clubs and still in the top half of the scoreboard. 

Then we got to Peter’s image ‘Seaside Dreams’. The photo before ours was a subtle minimalist coastal scene with birds on sandbanks between streams of water and the judge felt it was too simple for a PDI and that it did not have enough impact. I knew at that point we were in trouble. He did not say anything negative about Peter’s image other than he felt it would have worked better as a print or as part of a panel and that it lacked impact. He recognised the use of ICM (intentional camera movement) and did not criticise it technically. He gave it a 12 however. This was a very low mark for the image and more a reflection of his personal taste than the image itself. This, unfortunately, dropped us right down the leader board to joint 31st place.

Collecting ourselves we moved onto the Nature round, represented this time by Tom and his photo ‘Take off’.  The standard in the nature comp was very high as it is a very popular genre and therefore we were slightly nervous.  However, the judge liked the image although felt the crop was a little tight and he would have liked to have seen some more of the scenery around the bird.  Tom scored a very respectable 17 which was the average mark for this class.  There was no change however in our ranking.

Then we got to the open class with Giulia’s image ‘A quiet word’ which has done very well in other competitions.  As you remember from Peter’s image he did not like simple quiet images and his comments were that the image looked as if it was a scene waiting to happen and needed more going on.  The image scored a 14.
 
So at the end of the day, we finished 34th out of 36 but the marks were very close with only 7 points separating the bottom 18 clubs.
 
The final winner of the day way Cambridge, a well-deserved victory and a good reward for all the hard work they put into the day.
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Caroline Preece.