The final of the Enprint Competition was held last night, 3rd March.
Huge congratulations to Ed Feldmanis who swept the board with his three winning images.
1st place was “Cold Dawn”, 2nd “Reviving Past Glory” and 3rd “Wakehurst Water Gardens”.
Congratulations are also due to Mem Baybars, Terence Powling and Bill Harding who also had images in the final. Throughout the year nine different photographers took part in the competition, submitting a total of seventy five images, so a big thank you to all the people who took part.
It should be said from the selection committee that it was a fantastic response from the membership who had real difficulty in choosing the images, spoilt for choice hopefully the results will show that.
We will be posting latest standings inSCPF leagues soon.
Next Thursday 3rd March will see the judging of all the winning images from the five rounds of this year’s competition. The fifteen images were taken by four photographers from the Beginners section of the club; well done to all of them for consistently showing good quality images. The three overall winning images will be enlarged and included in the Summer exhibition.
Congratulations to the following winners of the last round of the Enprint Competition which was judged by Glyn Edmunds and George Atkins.
1st: Ed Feldmanis with “Cold Dawn”
2nd: Terry Powling with “December in Sloane Square”
3rd: Mem Bybars with “Proud Display”
Terry Powling was also highly commended for his image “Wet Underfoot in Brussels”
We welcomed Jim Pascoe as our judge last night, accompanied by Nicky, his wife. They are Hampshire-based professional photographers specialising in what Jim calls ‘people pictures’. He has a particular line in photographing the Clergy, including the Bishops of Winchester and Guildford, and many of us will recognise his lively image of choirboys running towards the camera. Jim has a real knack of making relaxed, friendly portraits, and that capacity came across in his judging. As he admitted, ‘I’m always a sucker for good portrait’, and we noticed too his enjoyment of images that had been thought through, and appreciated his helpful critiques.
You can see the results on the competition pages, with Corine Noyalet, Justin Hadley and Ed Feldmanis coming in first, second and third positions in the Beginners, and Lynne Owen coming in top of Intermediates with Stephen Tattersall and Frank Sandbach in second and third positions at the end of this year’s PDI competitions. Lynne’s rather comprehensive win is in contrast to the outcome of the Advance league which concluded last week. There, Andy Dulson, Stephen Marsh and Ronnie Hall tied in first place! Well done to all the winners and to everyone for making this year’s PDI competitions so interesting with so many really excellent images.
Lynne Owen’s The Friendly Fisherman scored 9.5 in the 2nd Intermediate PDI competition
Calling all Beginners.
Next Thursday, Feb 18th, is the deadline for the last round of this season’s Enprint competition, so please pass your images to me (Linda Bullimore) at the meeting.The images will be judged the following week and the 3 winning entries will go forward to the Final Judging in March. So you still have a chance to be one of the overall winners for this season. Anyone may enter, even if you have never entered the competition before. Images need to be between 4 by 6 and 5 by 7 inches with minimal cropping and no significant digital enhancement such as cloning or adding texture etc. However pressing “auto” to improve colour and exposure in a post processing package is acceptable. You may print your own images or get them commercially printed and they can be from digital files or negatives.
We welcomed Chris Neill Griffin as judge for last night’s competition, returning to the Club after a gap of some years. Chris told us her judging had been described as ‘forensic’ and we certainly agreed! A very perceptive judge, we all valued her careful critiques. Chris has a very sound technical and aesthetic grounding and her analysis of the images, the composition, the use of colour, sight lines, camera and post processing techniques was first rate. We all learned from Chris’s thorough judging, as well as appreciating her passion for photography and clear enjoyment of our images. You can find the results and standings on the competition pages of the website.
Stephen Marsh’s The Fourth Plinth x2
Could every member remember to bring prints that you feel could be considered for representing the Club in external competitions (over and above of what I have asked for).
Could I also ask every member to send in new PDIs for consideration to represent the Club in external competitions. There will be a location on the website for this purpose. Could I also ask you to ensure all PDIs are in sRGB at 1400 x 1050 DPIS at 300ppis.
Thank you all for your support, you have until the Thursday 11th February.
Peter Rocchiccioli Selection Committee Chair.
David Donati’s image ‘Fading Glory’
Congratulations to the following stalwart members who once again supported the Enprint Competition:
1st Place: “Out of Darkness” by Ed Feldmanis
2nd Place: “Gentle Walk” by Mem Baybars
3rd Place: “Black Hole” by Terry Powling
These three images will go through to the Final Round in March along with the nine winning images from the previous rounds
Meanwhile there is one more competition for any Beginners to submit images for selection to go forward to this Final Round. You can still enter the competition even if you have never taken part before, and last year the overall winner came from an image submitted in the last monthly round.
The 5th round will be judged on February 25th, and all entries should be with me (Linda Bullimore) by Thursday 18th February. There will be no set theme.