Date:

12th August 2021

Entry:

3 digital images 

Criteria:

Any theme, any format, monochrome or colour, just-for-fun, so entries can be used in the forthcoming season.

Judge:

Peter Young

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Spring Daffodil Rosie Thompson The Mist Dave Ward Misty Earlswood Lakes * Jolanta B Axon

Second Place:

I Have a Dream Mick O'Malley The Quarryman's Cottage Jenny Ladbrooke Bridge in the Woods Dave Venables

Third Place:

Heron in Flight Mick O'Mallley Giraffe Silhouette Jan Cochrane

Flowing Water

Dave Venables

Highly Commended:

Red Berries Rosie Thompson Penny For Them Hazel Lane Killer Whales Jane Storer
  Lakeland Vista Mick O'Malley The Sunflower Patrick Reynolds The Mallard Family  Jolanta B Axon

Commended:

Lake Bohinj

Kevin Watts Banded Demoiselle on Reed Dave Ward

Marmalade Hover Fly on Thistle

Phil Moorhouse

 

Belsay Hall Northumberland

Michael Prince

MGB Roadster

Patrick Reynolds

Joe, Jake and Jack in the Box Jolanta B Axon
 

Rural Architecture

Elizabeth Smith

Bahrain Grand Mosque Chandelier

Heather Thompson

The Old Mill Mick Schilling
  Power to the Lighthouse Michael Prince    

A Father's Love

Sue Pearmain

 

 * Awarded the Best-of-the-Night

 

Date:

9th September 2021

Entry:

Unlimited, anything goes! 

Criteria:

Members enter as many images as they like (any theme, any subject, just for fun). Images are shown two at a time at random, with the audience voting for their preference 'Left' or 'Right'. Round-by-round we whittle them down until we reach the final few.

Judge:

The Audience

 

   All Entries
First Place: Helvetia Sunset Mick Schilling

Second Place:

Boat at Anchor Aileen Nock
Top six runners-up: Surfer Christine Mallett
 

Stonehenge Moon

Dave Venables
 

Millennium Bridge

Jenny Ladbrooke
  Wells Scissor Arch

Mick Schilling

 

Morning Light

Sue Pearmain
 

Eiffel Tower

Val Manning

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

6th January 2022

Entry:

Unlimited, anything goes! 

Criteria:

Members enter as many images as they like (any theme, any subject, just for fun). Images are shown two at a time at random, with the audience voting for their preference 'Left' or 'Right'. Round-by-round we whittle them down until we reach the final few.

Judge:

The Audience

 

   All Entries
First Place: Tanglewood Creek Dave Venables

Second Place:

Blossom Birds Jenny Ladbrooke
Top six runners-up: Cheetahs Sue Pearmain
 

Giant's Causeway

Tim Hutchin
 

Winter Robin

Jolanta B. Axon
  Icy Lake

Tony Dyson

 

Woods Farm Winter

Mick Schilling
 

Bellowing Red Stag

Mick Schilling

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

20th January 2022

Entry:

2 prints

Criteria:

Natural history photography is restricted to all branches of natural history in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story.

Image manipulation should be minimal and not alter the content of the original scene.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without altering the content of the original scene are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise and film scratches, are allowed. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome.

Titles should preferably be descriptive, and every effort possible made to identify the subject. Latin names may be used if wished. The title should include a (W) if the subject has been taken in its natural habitat.

Judge:

Sandie Cox, ARPS DPAGB

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Carved by Wind and Water Michael Prince Ural Owl Jenny Ladbrooke Asian Elephant Affection Chanardaye Walton

Second Place:

Ready to Pounce

Michael Prince

Cortinarius Fungus Tony Dyson Grey Heron on Alert Jolanta B. Axon

Third Place:

    Brown Hyena Retrieving Kill Jenny Ladbrooke Stonechat David Steele

Highly Commended:

        Male Banded Demoiselle at Rest Mick Schilling

 

        Pond Skater Motion Mick Schilling

Commended:

        Lion Pair Sue Pearmain

 

 

Date:

3rd February 2022

Entry:

2 Prints

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:

Peter Gennard, MFIAP EFIAP/D1

 

  Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
First Place: Slate Quarry Building Chris Lee Calla Lilies Jenny Ladbrooke Lady of the House* Graham Walton

Second Place:

Architecture Gehry Kevin Watts On Your Way Dave Ward Chicken Seller at War Memorial Graham Walton

Third Place:

The Abbey Kevin Watts Baddesley Clinton Tony Dyson We've Been Waiting for You 

Chanardaye Walton

Highly Commended:

        Inquisitive Youngster Mick Schilling

 

        Robert Jolanta B Axon

Commended:

        Heelstone Stonehenge Dave Venables
          Fed Up Dave Venables

 

  *  Winner of the Trophy for the Best Mono Print