Date:

2nd February 2023

Entry:

2 images

Criteria:

Up to 2 images, any theme, any subject, must be monochrome. Monochrome includes only those photographs presented in black and white or in varying tones of only one colour, so a sepia-toned image, for example, presented in varying tones of brown or orange, would be acceptable. 'Colour-popping' would not be  acceptable.

Judge:

Bob Goode

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: H-2-O Michael McShane Tranquil Bay Chris Lee  Powering Through * Chris Mallett

Second Place:

Fallow Deer Portrait Georgina Foxwell Shot at Dawn Dave Ward Percival and Calypso Jolanta B Axon

Third Place:

Canoeist Mick O'Malley The Little Thinker Jan Cochrane We'll Meet Again Phil Moorhouse 

Highly Commended:

Horse Portrait Rosie Thompson Carnewas at Bedruthan Kevin Watts A Moment of Reflection Jenny Ladbrooke

 

Wind Power Helen Beston     Sheep!  David Steele
 

Pigeon Man

John Leighton        
 

Hartland Point Lighthouse

Michael Prince        

Commended:

Clonmacnoise Helen Dufficy Manhattan Night Skyline Chris Lee

Coming in to Land

David Venables
  Abyss  David Stocks  Iguaso Falls Hazel Lane Winter Web Mick Schilling
  In Need of TLC Elizabeth Smith

 

     
 

Tap, Tap, Tap

Elizabeth Smith         

 

 *  Winner of the Trophy for the Best Mono Digital Image

 

Date:

4th February 2021

Entry:

2 images

Criteria:

A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment.  All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable.

Judge:

Mike Sharples, ARPS MPGAB EFIAP ABPE

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Guillan Fisherman at Sunset Kevin Watts Admiring the Tatras Jolanta B Axon Joshua Tree,  Nevada* David Venables

Second Place:

Balloons over Bagan

Kevin Watts

Kuwait Fishermen Martin Thompson Mothers Meeting Sue Pearmain

Third Place:

Elephant Trek Jenny Ladbrooke A Weekend in Paris  Tony Dyson

Monument Valley

Jane Storer

Highly Commended:

Coal Barn Thornham Jenny Ladbrooke Austrian Coffee House Ray Manning Shy Berber Woman David Venables
  Dimitri's Mule John Leighton Arabic Welcome Heather Thompson Ploughing Through the Mud Chris Mallett

 Commended:

Golden Gate

Chris Lee Lower Falls, Grand Canyon David Ward

Athabasca Falls

Mick Schilling

 

Liberte, Egalite, Fraternity

Elizabeth Smith

Just Another Temple

Hazel Lane

Night Time in the Souk Sue Pearmain

 

* Winner of the Best 'Travel' Picture Trophy

Date:

18th February 2021

Entry:

3 digital images

Criteria:

Any theme, any format, monochrome or colour. The only rule is that a member can enter the same photograph just twice in a season.

Judge:

Peter Fry, ARPS DPAGB BPE4*

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Hurricane Take-off Kevin Watts Orange Tip on Myosotis Jolanta B Axon Urban Sparrowhawk Making a Kill Sue Pearmain

Second Place:

Gibson Les Paul Chris Lee Cygnet Tony Dyson Drift Car Fuel Leak Mick Schilling

Third Place:

Winnie Jenny Ladbrooke Butter Cap Tony Dyson

Who'd be a Parent?

Jane Roby

Highly Commended:

On the Window Ledge Jenny Ladbrooke A Winter's Rose Jolanta B Axon Holly for Sale Sue Pearmain
  The Dying Flame Jenny Ladbrooke    

Winter Dusk

Jane Roby

Commended:

A Windy Day on the Mere

Kevin Watts Lower Falls Grand Canyon, Yellowstone Dave Ward

Trees and Fells

David Steele

 

The Hinge

Elizabeth Smith    

Centenary Stones

Mick Schilling

 

 

Date:

11th March 2021

Entry:

3 digital images

Criteria:

The theme this year, chosen by our members was 'Corrosion'. However, with limited opportunities to get out-and-about to shoot Corrosion, we have extended the theme to embrace the ideas of ageing, decay, dereliction, weathering, erosion,.... etc. Anything grotty! Also, the timing of the picture is not important so feel free to trawl through your back catalogue.

Judge:

David Gibbins, ARPS APAGB CPAGB EFIAP BPE5*

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Reflections of Rust Aileen Nock Forgotten Fruit Tony Dyson The Old Cart David Venables

Second Place:

The Dying Flame Jenny Ladbrooke Corrosive Society Tony Dyson Reclaimed by the Desert Sue Pearmain

Third Place:

Our Corrosive World Jenny Ladbrooke Fishing Gear Patrick Reynolds

Old Time Music Hall

Chris Mallett

Highly Commended:

Wouldn't Cut Melted Butter Aileen Nock The Wheel Dave Ward Woodland Ruin Val Manning
  Copped Out Helen Beston    

Lydney Docks

Jane Roby

Commended:

Rusty Chain

Georgina Foxwell Rusty Remains Patrick Reynolds

High Voltage 

Phil Moorhouse
 

Re-plaster Someday

Graham Williams The Shepherd's Hut Jolanta Bujalska-Axon

The Weakest Link

David Steele

 

Stone Arch

Chris Lee Front of an Old Car  Dave Ward

Geothermal Acidic Corrosion

Jane Roby
         

Condensate Separators

Mick Schilling
         

Cold War Remnant

Tim Hutchin

 

 * Winner of the trophy for the best image on the theme of 'Corrosion'

Date:

31st March 2022

Entry:

20 images chosen by the Selection Committee

Criteria:

Our annual head-to-head with local clubs: South Birmingham PS and Knowle Camera Club. Each club submits 20 images and the judge scores them out of 20. The club with the highest aggregated total is awarded The Warwickshire Plaque.

Judge:

Dave Tucker, DPAGB EFIAP/g BPE3*

 

Congratulations to Shirley Photographic Society:

 Shirley South Birmingham Knowle
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  Our Highest Scoring Entries

20

High Winds on the Dunes Chris Mallett
20 Morning Mist in the Valley Jane Roby

19

Joe, Jake and Jack in the Box Jolanta B Axon

19

Magnolia in Vase Jolanta B Axon
 19

Marine Lake Railing

Tim Hutchin
 19 Urban Pollution

Jenny Ladbrooke