Digital manipulation rules OK , well so our members thought, good to see that our Judge , Ken Linnard was able to see through most of the compilations.
Having spoken to Ken when i delivered the prints to him it came as no surprise that he was not the type of judge to dish out 20 point awards easily; in fact the highest score was a 18 for Arfon who entered a true night shot of Terry Goss lounging on the railings of the bridge over the dual carriageway during a recent beginners night practical on night photography. Second place was worth 17 points according to our judges scale , Terry Goss again, but this time it was his photo of a Night Train. Third place and winning mono went to Terry Goss as well with a highly suspect “Shadow Alley”, I have heard of light turning night into day but never lights into night, still the judge appreciated it. Second equal in the mono section went to Hayden’s Jenna who ventured out into the forest in the dark ! and Westminster bridge from Dave Edwards.
Dpi’s were well represented with 19 versions, top score went to Arfon again with a rather nice model in the twilight called Selene not sure if her all over tan came from cuprinol though !, second was Graham Cull with a shot of Mumbles , well done Graham especially as he felt it was overexposed when seen through the projector;third place and a few more points for David Edwards, this time with a colour version of the Thames by night, this image could easily be split in half and give him two excellent images for future use especially if one subject was reflections.
Hopefully every one enjoyed the night, it seemed to go down well, if the banter between judge and photographers was anything to go by it must have been .
Next month it will be back to open subjects again, hand in no later than the 26th , usual rules apply .